Miranda Blue

The Year Ahead in Right-Wing Attacks on Reproductive Freedom

Donald Trump’s presidential election victory has energized the anti-abortion-rights movement both at the national level, where many leaders endorsed Trump in exchange for his explicit promises to support their policy agenda, and at the state level, where lawmakers are already citing Trump’s future Supreme Court picks as they attempt to push the bounds of Roe v. Wade with more and more extreme laws.

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12 Reasons Jeff Sessions Should Never Be Attorney General

President-elect Donald Trump has announced that he will nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama to be attorney general.

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Kris Kobach, Architect Of Draconian Anti-Immigrant Policies, Joining Trump’s Transition Team

Kris Kobach, the secretary of state of Kansas and a leading architect of draconian anti-immigrant and voter suppression laws around the nation, will reportedly be serving on Donald Trump’s presidential transition team as an immigration adviser. As the Wall Street Journal notes, Trump “has vowed to cancel President Obama’s promise to protect from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, and start deporting as many as two million undocumented immigrants with criminal records.”

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Another Trump Son Appears on Program With Ties to White Nationalist

Earlier this year, Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. appeared on a radio program called “Liberty Roundtable,” where he was interviewed by James Edwards, a white nationalist who had been called in as a fellow guest.

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After Trump's Comments, Leading Birther Author Won't Talk About Birtherism Anymore

AlterNet editor's note: The subject of this article, Jerome Corsi, has long been part of the right wing's scandal-manufacturing apparatus. The author of 2011's  Where's the Birth Certificate?  is now trying to peddle his latest tome, Partners in Crime, an attempt to scandalize the Clintons.

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Trump Taps Anti-Choice Repro Health Adviser Who Says Men Get Short Shrift

Donald Trump announced today that he is forming a new “pro-life coalition” that will be led by Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List. Dannenfelser, who warned  in January that Trump would not deliver on the anti-choice movement’s priorities of appointing like minded Supreme Court justices and defunding Planned Parenthood, has comearound to Trump since he became the GOP nominee and began promising the anti-choice movement what it wanted.

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Trump Woos Christian Nationalists and Anti-Gay Activists

After a recent event in Orlando in which he tried to woo Christian nationalists and anti-gay activists, Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Steve Strang, the founder of the conservative Christian magazine Charisma, which Strang released as a podcast yesterday.

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Trump's 'Christian Policy Adviser' Takes the Cake, Claims He's a Prophet Who Stopped a Tsunami

Mario Bramnick, an official with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, told Time magazine last week that Donald Trump has taken on Frank Amedia of Touch Heaven Ministries in Ohio as his new “liaison for Christian policy” and that Amedia has been arranging meetings for the Republican presidential candidate with conservative religious leaders.

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Rand Paul: Put Stickers On School Windows Warning 'You Will Be Shot'

Falsely suggesting that the recent mass shooting at an Oregon community college took place in a gun-free zone, Sen. Rand Paul said yesterday that as president he would encourage every school in America to place stickers on its windows warning potential criminals that teachers are armed and “you will be shot.”

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Here Are 5 Times Conservatives Have Admitted They Don’t Want People to Vote

Earlier this week, GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said that he didn’t want “stupid” people — i.e. people who won’t vote for him — to vote at all. Then a Republican state representative in Florida was caught suggesting that the party beat Rep. Corrine Brown by redrawing her African-American-majority district to include a large population of prisoners, who are not allowed to vote in Florida.

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Oath Keepers Send Armed Guards To Protect Kim Davis From US Marshals

he Oath Keepers, the anti-government “Patriot” group that mounted an armed standoff with the Bureau of Land Management at the Bundy Ranch, stationed armed guards outside of military recruitment centers after the Chattanooga shooting, and unsettled Ferguson protestors when they showed up carrying assault rifles, is now offering anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis a “security detail” to protect her from further arrest if she continues to defy the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling.

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Texas Approves Textbooks With Moses as Honorary Founding Father

The Texas State Board of Education approved several dozen social studies textbooks after a contentious battle over their treatment of subjects including climate change, the role of slavery in the Civil War, Islam, and biblical influence in America’s founding. One major publisher, however, withdrew a book from consideration, saying that it was unable to meet all the standards set by the school board.

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Iowa Congressman Says Gays and Lesbians Shouldn't Have Civil Rights

Rep. Steve King of Iowa joined Des Moines’ WHO TV yesterday to discuss Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of a bill that would have strengthened the ability of businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

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Pat Buchanan: Repeal All U.S. Civil Rights Laws

Conservative pundit and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan suggests in his column today that the U.S. repeal all civil rights laws.

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Christian Science: Right-Wing Christian Host Claims "Tiny Dead Babies" Embedded in Women's Wombs

Well, here’s some medical research we hadn’t heard about. Generations Radio host Kevin Swanson, who last week delved memorably into feminist theory, tells us this week that “certain doctors and certain scientists” have researched the wombs of women on the pill and found “there are these little tiny fetuses, these little babies, that are embedded into the womb…Those wombs of women who have been on the birth control pill effectively have become graveyards for lots and lots of little babies.”

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WWJD? Conservative Christian Radio Host Freaks Out About "Family-Destroying Whores"

Christian conservative radio hosts Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner are not exactly big fans of feminism in any of its forms. So far this month, they have opined that a woman fired for being too attractive shouldn’t have been working for a man who wasn’t her husband in the first place; that “socialist” single women are taking over America; and that Sandra Fluke isn’t “ladylike” enough to be considered for Woman of the Year.

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7 Wildly Offensive Things Justice Scalia Has Said About Gays

On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear two landmark cases on marriage equality. This week Justice Antonin Scalia reminded us again why gay rights advocates, to put it mildly, aren’t counting on his vote.

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