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Ted Millar is a writer and teacher. His work has been in featured in myriad literary journals, including Straight Forward Poetry, Better Than Starbucks, the Broke Bohemian, Caesura, Circle Show, Cactus Heart, Third Wednesday, and The Voices Project. He is also a contributor to Liberal America, Zoedune, and Liberal Nation Rising.
(1 comments) Wednesday, July 10, 2019 ICE and FBI Caught Mining State Drivers' License Photos
In an attempt to ensnare undocumented immigrants, ICE authorities have mining states' drivers' license photos without warrants or subpoenas in an attempt to ensnare undocumented immigrants.
(1 comments) Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Florida Wastes No Time After SCOTUS Gives A Pass On Gerrymandering
Republicans know most Americans find their policies odious, so in order to win, they cheat through voter-I.D. laws, voter suppression, and plain old policies designed to do one thing--rig the system in their favor.
Regardless of the form it takes, Republicans are perpetrating a concerted campaign to disenfranchise Democrats and minorities who vote for them.
Thursday, June 27, 2019 Climate Change Threatens To Create 'Climate Apartheid'
International borders, economies, food and water supplies, health, education, transportation, energy sources, are all predicted to change with the climate as the planet warms faster than scientists predicted.
Another casualty we can add to the list: democracy.
(4 comments) Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Here Is What the Corporate Media Fails to Report About Iran
Desperate for re-election, Donald Trump is borrowing from some of his predecessors' playbook--starting a war to distract the public and deflect from the high crimes and misdemeanors that will sink him the moment a new president is sworn in.
But we won't hear that in the corporate media.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 When Corporate Media Clash: Times Reporters Prohibited From Rachel Maddow
The so-called "liberal" media has become nothing more than a weak generic misnomer for anything not overtly pandering to the billionaire agenda.
CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC-all the major national news conglomerates-are not liberal; they're multi-million dollar corporate juggernauts with executives pulling the strings.
(2 comments) Monday, June 3, 2019 America Has Suffered 156 Mass Shootings In Just 153 Days
On Friday Virginia Beach surpassed in infamy Virginia Tech, Newtown, Orlando, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Parkland, Aurora, and Pittsburgh for being the setting of the deadliest mass shooting this year in the United States.
Sunday, June 2, 2019 NY Is Now The First State To Ban ICE From Courthouses
Donald Trump's home state of New York is doing something to rein in the president's deportation force, aka Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
ICE is now no longer permitted to arrest immigrants inside New York courthouses without producing federal judicial warrants or orders.
(4 comments) Wednesday, May 29, 2019 My Volte-Face On Julian Assange
We must not be so shortsighted as to accept Assange's fate as an aberration.
If Trump can get away with coming for him, any leader can get away with prosecuting anyone who speaks out against his or her government's abuses.
Once that happens, it's all over.
Friday, May 24, 2019 How The GOP Tax Scam Treats Students Like Trust-Fund Kids
Thanks to an inconspicuous provision in the tax law, nearly 1.4 million low-income and middle-class college students and their families, and 15,000 graduate students, are now being taxed like trust-fund children, owing more on scholarship funds specifically intended for expenses like room and board.
Monday, May 20, 2019 The GOP's Mad Dash to Reverse Roe vs. Wade Has Begun
Although reproductive rights have always been a political football since Roe v. Wade's signing, and there have been prognosticators that have predicted its demise before, we are hard-pressed to think of a time in recent memory when the religious right has been so emboldened and women's rights so threatened.
What country do they want America to be?
They want to "end" abortions (except for mostly white women of means).
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Fla. GOP Is Trying To Reverse Voters' Decision On Felon Voting Rights
Last week, the Republican-controlled Florida state senate voted along party lines on reform bill SB 7066 which would prohibit felons with restitution, fees, and fines from voting should the new Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, sign it.
This is yet another Jim Crow era-like tactic, akin to Reconstruction poll taxes, the GOP is hoping will siphon off possible Democratic votes.
(3 comments) Friday, May 3, 2019 If He Doesn't Release His Taxes, Trump Might Not Be On The Ballot
One way to prevent Donald Trump from getting re-elected is to ensure he isn't on the ballot.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), 25 states are considering legislation requiring presidential and vice-presidential candidates release their tax returns in order to appear on primary or general election ballots.
Monday, April 29, 2019 Trump Admin. Torpedos UN Resolution Designed To Help Rape Victims
Rape survivors in war-torn countries will no longer receive reproductive health care.
And the United States is partly to blame.
On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council was forced to vote against a resolution that would assist rape victims after the U.S. threatened to veto any resolution that included references to reproductive health.
(5 comments) Saturday, April 27, 2019 The Lasting Damage The 2020 Census Citizenship Question Could Do
"Is this person a citizen of the United States?"
How will you answer this question when it's time to complete the 2020 census form?
How do you feel about being asked?
The United States Supreme Court is poised to provide responses to this seemingly innocuous question in a major case that could alter the country's political landscape for decades.