Judge’s Ruling In CNN Case A Victory For Free Press

November 17, 2018

Friday’s ruling by US District Court Judge Timothy Kelly — a 2017 appointee of President Donald Trump — requiring the White House to return CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s “hard pass” struck an important victory for the free press.

Via: CNN


Judge Orders White House To Reinstate Jim Acosta’s Press Credentials

November 16, 2018

A federal judge on Friday ruled to immediately reinstate CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press credentials in a victory for the cable news network and the media outlets that are supporting its lawsuit. CNN had accused the Trump administration of violating constitutional rights of freedom of the press and due process.

Via: HuffPost

Heroines and Heroes

Save Us, Al Gore

November 15, 2018

It’s almost impossible not to be thinking of Gore this week, with the words “Florida” and “recount” so prominent in the news, and it’s hard not to credit him with virtues increasingly rare in politics these days.

Via: New York Times


Democrats Say Their First Bill Will Focus On Strengthening Democracy At Home

November 14, 2018

Democrats will take control of the U.S. House in January with big items topping their legislative to-do list: Remove obstacles to voting, close loopholes in government ethics law and reduce the influence of political money. They also want to add some muscle to our democracy by establishing automatic voter registration and reinvigorating the Voting Rights Act.

Via: NPR

Heroines and Heroes

Rosanne Cash: She Remembers Everything

November 13, 2018

Twenty-eight years ago, after scoring 11 No. 1 country singles, Johnny Cash’s daughter left Nashville behind, tired of the industry’s limitations. Ever since, she’s lived in Manhattan, made exactly the kind of art she wanted to make and fought publicly against gun violence. Now, Cash no longer gives much of a damn what anyone thinks about her, and she’s crystal clear about what she wants her life to be.

Via: The Bitter Southerner


It’ Official: Young People Are Winning.

November 12, 2018

The 2018 election ushered in the youngest and most diverse Congress in American history, and the average age of Congress plummeted by a decade following the midterm elections. Millennial engagement was at record highs, and voter turnout across the country exceeded every midterm election going back to the 1960’s.

Via: Millennial Politics


Historic Highlights From The Midterms

November 9, 2018

America clearly stood up, and showed up. Our diversity has always been our strength and that was demonstrated by the resounding wins of a very diverse group of political candidates. Onward and upward. Now the work of governing begins, and the race for 2020 kicks off. Game on.

Via: Millennial Politics