This explainer was released in tandem with Bill and Melinda Gates' Annual Letter in 2014. It debunks several prominent myths about foreign aid, including the argument that it is a waste of taxpayer dollars.
Alexander Should Oppose Kraninger
Our friends at Public Justice lay out the case against Kathy Kraninger, President Trump’s unqualified nominee for the position of Director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB): Ka…
Why Does Sanders Support Foreign Aid to Israel?
Progressives are hailing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for what they are calling his courageous response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to prohibit two U.S. congresswomen, Democrats Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, from visiting the Israeli-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The reason is because the two congresswomen support the boycott Israel movement, …
Mendez still opposing bill for 10-cent bag surcharge
December 11, 2014 | Filed under: News | Posted by: The Villager City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo, left, at a reusable tote-bag giveaway in Brooklyn. Courtesy Citizens Committee for NYC BY LOGAN HENDRIX & LINCOLN ANDERSON | Many councilmembers are in favor of a bill calling for a 10-cent fee on disposal paper and plastic bags. Yet, it remains to be seen if the measure will garner enough support to become law The use of disposable paper and plastic bags increases when the holiday…
Who, Why, and How Communities Oppose Affordable Housing
This is Part 3 in a series on NIMBY and affordable housing. To catch up on the rest of the series, read Part 1 and Part 2. — In this post, we continue to discuss the results of our survey of affordable housing developers in New York State on their experiences of community opposition to …
Roundhouse Brief: Why We Oppose the Food Tax
Every picture tells a story. Three compelling graphics tell you why the food tax being advanced by some fiscal conservatives absolutely must not pass. We haven’t made a MUST KILL bill list, b…
What is a Manel and Why Is the NIH Director Opposed to Them?
NIH Director Francis Collins said that he will no longer serve on manels. Here’s why
EJS and 100+ Organizations Oppose Gorsuch for SCOTUS
The Equal Justice Society joined The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and a group of 115 national organizations in opposition to the confirmation of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to be an As…
Why We Oppose the Proposed “Public Charge” Rule
In October, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a rule that would significantly change U.S. immigration policy by modifying the definition of “public charge.” We strongly oppose this change that would prevent children from getting benefits—such as healthcare and housing—that…
Why Austin Tech Alliance opposes the “bathroom bill”
Texas’ Senate Bill 6, also known as the “bathroom bill,” would eliminate local non-discrimination laws that protect LGBT Texans against…
Why These 6 Americans Came to DC to Oppose Obamacare
Meet six Americans who traveled to D.C. to tell Congress to fully repeal Obamacare.
Yes, Congress should be talking about the president and bribery
After two weeks of testimony, evidence for the charge has piled up.
What Proposed Cuts To SNAP Would Mean For Those Who Rely On It
We continue our conversation about food insecurity in light of the recent proposed cuts to the SNAP program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
100 Civil Rights Groups Oppose Kavanaugh's Confirmation
The groups, including several LGBT organizations, outlined their opposition in a letter to the U.S. Senate.
Here's how you can help fight the proposed cuts to foreign aid
Join the team and make sure Congress gets the message that YOU, someone they represent, want to protect foreign aid.
Why Affordable Housing Advocates Should Oppose the City’s Rezoning Plans
The City’s rezoning proposals ‘Zoning for Quality and Affordability’ (ZQA) and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) are making their way through the public review process. If approved, each would profoundly impact our neighborhoods and our city, increasing the size and amount of allowable development. And while both have received overwhelming disapproval from community boards and Borough Presidents, the Mayor insists they will ultimately be approved. The City…
Why DREDF Opposes Judge Kavanaugh's Appointment to the Supreme Court
August 15, 2018 The Trump Administration's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings are scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 4 and last between three and four days, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Friday, August 10.
Forum: Why the disability community opposes doctor assisted suicide
The Connecticut legislature through its Public Health Committee is again considering legalizing assisted suicide despite such efforts having repeatedly failed in the past People who have always been able to get the healthcare they want may assume assisted suicide is a choice issue, but persons who have struggled to get care that is free from bias see it as bad public policy. For us, the issue centers around how much and what kind of power a doctor should be given. Disability rights activists…
This video shows how a couple with opposing political views manages to stay together.
"We've had things that should've split us up a long time ago, and we're still together."
Why conservatives should oppose the Sinclair-Tribune media merger
Civil war is especially bad for a rare breed like conservative media, but some wars are necessary.