The Supreme Court just set gay rights back by a lifetime

The Supreme Court is celebrating June, Gay Pride month, by validating the religious right’s claim to a constitutional right to discriminate against gay people. In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a seven-justice majority—led by Justice Anthony Kennedy and including justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan—determined that Colorado unconstitutionally discriminated against Jack Phillips, a…

Democratic candidates vow to dump Pelosi

Clarke Tucker’s first general election ad for an Arkansas-based House race tries to defuse one of the GOP’s most potent attacks: “I’ve said from Day One,” the Democrat declares, “that I won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi.” Tucker, an Arkansas legislator who’s running against Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.), is one of at least 20 House Democratic…

Border Crossings Have Been Declining for Years, Despite Claims of a ‘Crisis…

The Trump administration, defending its “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in separating families, has repeatedly pointed to a “crisis of illegal immigration” at the border. But government data shows that monthly crossings along the border with Mexico are dramatically lower than they were years ago. Border Crossings Have Been Declining for Years, Despite…