Articles by: Julie Driscoll

When it comes to Ferguson, what progressives care – and don’t care – about

When it comes to Ferguson, what progressives care – and don’t care – about

The conservative spin machine is in overdrive when it comes to the killing of unarmed teen – yes, that would be unarmed teen – Michael Brown by the on-duty white officer, Darren Wilson.  They’re determined to flip the media narrative to demonize Brown and create a hero out of Wilson.  But […]

Father Pfleger works in Chicago for social justice

Ferguson cops treated Michael Brown’s death with sheer indignity

Death is brutal, whether it’s from natural causes, a long bout with cancer, car accident, or from being shot six times by a cop as you walk down the street.  But most people are more fortunate than Michael Brown when they die; most people aren’t left lying on the ground […]

Videotaping and photographing cops:  The ACLU says it’s your Constitutional right

Videotaping and photographing cops: The ACLU says it’s your Constitutional right

In this age of technology, citizens have a completely legal ability to document goings-on that don’t look right when it comes to cop behavior.  Simply watch the live stream of the Ferguson, Missouri protests – following the killing by a cop of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown – to […]

President Obama may accept the Boehner challenge to tackle immigration on his own

President Obama may accept the Boehner challenge to tackle immigration on his own

House Republicans:  “We’re going to sue you, Obama, for being a tyrannical, imperial president, for all this unprecedented executive overreach.” President Obama:  “Sure, whatever, let me just get my pen here and sign another executive order helping immigrants while you guys are sitting on your asses on vacation.” Said Bill Rosenberg, professor […]

Scott Walker condemns the 1% in attack ads on opponent

Scott Walker condemns the 1% in attack ads on opponent

Things must be grim indeed for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, to be biting the 1% hand that has kept him fat, dumb and happy.  As talkingpointsmemo.com noted, Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, wants you to know his Democratic opponent Mary Burke is a one-percenter and an outsourcer whose […]

President Obama signs Executive Order on Ebola, right-wing heads explode

President Obama signs Executive Order on Ebola, right-wing heads explode

If you haven’t heard about the Ebola virus victims (both U.S. citizens) being returned from Liberia to the U.S. for treatment, here’s your chance. Two American healthcare workers, infected with Ebola in Liberia while working an at Ebola treatment center operated by two U.S. faith-based organizations, will be traveling to […]

Abuse and cruelty define the GOP’s “Hispanic Outreach” program

Abuse and cruelty define the GOP’s “Hispanic Outreach” program

House Republicans evidently think that if they pass any type of border bill (for the approximately 57,000 unaccompanied refugee children coming to the U.S. from Central America) before they blaze away for vacation, they’ll be all cool with the Hispanic voting population.  After all, with their $694 million border bill, […]

Minutemen Co-Founder Gilchrist sympathizes with caller who wants to gas undocumented immigrants

Minutemen Co-Founder Gilchrist sympathizes with caller who wants to gas undocumented immigrants

A caller on VCY America’s “Crosstalk” radio show evidently wants to imprison, chain and gas undocumented immigrants: “Think of the money that we’re giving to these illegals, millions of them, they come over, they get free medical, they get free housing, they get food stamps, they get money to live somewhere […]

by Julie Driscoll· · Current Issues, News
House Republicans squabble over the border crisis – mainly over how to send the kids back

House Republicans squabble over the border crisis – mainly over how to send the kids back

“Politically damaging” for Republicans doesn’t even begin to cover it if the House fails to pass a border bill before their five-week vacation. While thousands upon thousands of refugee children (not, despite some conservative theories, rapists, gang members or criminals, but children) flood into the United States from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, House Republicans […]

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Michele Bachmann:  Gays want to legalize statutory rape

Michele Bachmann: Gays want to legalize statutory rape

Bob Cesca wrote on the Daily Banter, “I’m sorry to say, Michele Bachmann is still a sitting member of Congress representing Minnesota’s 6th congressional district until the end of the current session, and this may be the ugliest thing she has ever said or at least the ugliest thing I […]

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The DC Circuit Court ruling on Obamacare amounts to a tax hike – and Republicans love it

The DC Circuit Court ruling on Obamacare amounts to a tax hike – and Republicans love it

Just look at them all . . . well, you know, the snipping tool can’t capture all, but there are a bunch of “R’s” next to those names, aren’t there?     Before the 2012 presidential election, 95% of all Republicans signed on to Grover Norquists’s “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” “a pledge signed by […]

Chicago’s dueling rallies:  Pro-Palestine vs. Pro-Israel

Chicago’s dueling rallies: Pro-Palestine vs. Pro-Israel

    Pro-Palestine Chicagoans flooded the streets on Sunday, July 20th, for a rally “to show their support for the Palestinians who’ve died and the thousands of others who are still in danger.”  The rally focused on the recent tensions between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza, and the dead and injured […]

by Julie Driscoll· · Current Issues, News
Housing immigrant children humanely at luxury Texas hotel is a “PR nightmare”

Housing immigrant children humanely at luxury Texas hotel is a “PR nightmare”

According to Fox News, A plan to house hundreds of illegal immigrant children at a multimillion-dollar hotel complex in Texas was scuttled after the prospect of taxpayers footing the bill for luxury lodging proved too much of a public relations obstacle.” Baptist Child and Family Services (“BCFS”) is a not for profit […]

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Kentucky law:  Don’t take guns from abusers, just arm the victims

Kentucky law: Don’t take guns from abusers, just arm the victims

In the sentiment of “arm everybody and, if it goes wrong, let god sort it out,” Kentucky has decided on a smashing new law, taking effect this week, which allegedly beefs up womens’ self-protection against batterers by allowing abusers and stalkers to keep their guns, but making it easier for […]

Laura Aceves in 2009 holding her niece

An Arkansas Batterer, A Murdered Young Woman, And The System That Protected Him

The police in Berryville, Arkansas knew that Victor Acuna-Sanchez was going to kill Laura Aceves, and did nothing to prevent the young mothers murder.

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Bob Berghdal’s Compassion And Deep Thoughts Confound The GOP

Bob Berghdal’s Compassion And Deep Thoughts Confound The GOP

Bob Bergdahl, the father of rescued POW, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, may just be a little too intelligent and a little too understated and not nearly enough of an angry white dude to satisfy the GOP’s blood lust.

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Fox News reaches a new low, this time trying to accuse a prisoner of war of being a jihadist. (Image Credit: CNN)

Fox Mindlessly Says Bergdahl May Be Jihadist

Fox News reaches a new low, this time trying to accuse a prisoner of war of being a jihadist.

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Bowe Bergdahl. (Photo courtesy of WikiMedia.)

Bergdahl Is The Republicans’ New Benghazi, With The Same Insane Level Of Rage (VIDEO)

I never, ever, ever thought I’d see the day in America – and frankly, I actually haven’t, in recent memory (too young for Vietnam) – where this country would erupt in outrage because a U.S. soldier, a POW, was rescued after five years of captivity, saved from almost certain death by a president who cares more about our men and women in uniform than he does about political expediency.

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US Negotiates Release Of POW, And The GOP Throws A Tantrum

US Negotiates Release Of POW, And The GOP Throws A Tantrum

The GOP got its panties in a wad when the US negotiated for the release of POW Sargeant Bowe Bergdahl.

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Greg Gutfeld is actually GLAD that a store with a "no guns" sign was robbed at gunpoint. The lows to which gun nuts will stoop are astounding.

Fox Host Can’t Contain His Excitement After A Store With A ‘No Guns’ Sign Gets Robbed (VIDEO)

Greg Gutfeld is actually GLAD that a store with a “no guns” sign was robbed at gunpoint. The lows to which gun nuts will stoop are astounding.

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