Texas superintendent is sorry his racist comment about black quarterbacks was made publicly

On Sunday afternoon, after a frustrating Houston Texans loss to the Tennessee Titans, school superintendent Lynn Redden laid bare his racism in the comments of the Houston Chronicle’s Facebook page. “That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I’ve seen in the NFL,” Redden…

Democrat looking to unseat Curbelo puts gun control at the center of her campaign

HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA — It is one day before the Florida primary, and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is spending the afternoon knocking on doors, encouraging every Democratic voter she can find in the state’s 26th Congressional District to show up to the polls. “I love doing this,” Mucarsel-Powell…

Maryland accepts ‘legal and moral responsibility’ for ‘mistakes’ that led to football player’s death

In a stunning press conference on Tuesday afternoon, the president of the University of Maryland’s flagship campus said the school accepts “accepts legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes that our training staff made on the fateful workout day of May 29,” mistakes which led directly…

Washington WNBA team condemns nearby ‘Unite the Right’ rally before game

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Sunday afternoon, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics faced off against the the Dallas Wings in a game that has major implications for the WNBA playoffs which start in less than two weeks. But prior the game, the players wanted to to make…

Judge orders Trump to bring back DACA

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. ruled Friday afternoon that President Donald Trump must fully restore the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program, known colloquially as DACA. In a 25-page opinion, U.S. District Judge John Bates, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled that the government’s rationale…

Democrats Vote To Give Trump Obscene $717 Billion Mílítary Budget

In a late afternoon vote that garnered very little attention in the corporate media—and predictably didn’t spark any of the handwringing about costs that pundits typically apply to social programs for the poor and working class—40 Democrats and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) joined nearly every…

BREAKING: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday afternoon as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after months of mounting controversies. President Trump tweeted that he had accepted Pruitt’s resignation but added that “within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful…

Here’s what environmental law experts think about Justice Kennedy’s retirement

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, announced Wednesday afternoon, sent shock waves across the capital, with experts and pundits rushing to analyze the potential repercussions. For the future of environmental protection and climate action, the news means “nothing good,” according to legal experts. During Kennedy’s…

House Republicans pass a farm bill that guts food assistance for working families

The House of Representatives narrowly passed the farm bill Thursday afternoon 213-211, with 20 Republicans joining all Democrats in voting no. The House version of the farm bill dramatically cuts funding for food stamps, officially known as Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). More than 1…