School Boards Are Begging the White House to Shield Them From Right-Wing Attacks

“Education leaders are under an immediate threat,” the National School Boards Association wrote in a letter to Joe Biden this week detailing incidents that have unfolded across the country. “Education leaders are under an immediate threat,” the National School Boards Association—the representative body for more than 90,000 school board members in the U.S.—wrote this weekContinue reading “School Boards Are Begging the White House to Shield Them From Right-Wing Attacks”

GOP megadonor funds S.D. troops’ border deployment

A Tennessee billionaire and high-dollar Republican donor is funding the deployment of South Dakota National Guard troops to the U.S. Mexico border. Driving the news: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who’s gaining attention as a possible 2024 presidential contender, made a splash on Tuesday with an announcement that she was deploying an unspecified number of National Guard troopsContinue reading “GOP megadonor funds S.D. troops’ border deployment”

Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1

A woman was killed and three other people were injured when a vehicle drove into demonstrators during a protest in the Minneapolis neighborhood where a Black man was fatally shot this month during his attempted arrest by members of a federal task force, police said Monday. The crash happened at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday in Minneapolis’ UptownContinue reading “Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1”

Biden pushes for US voting rights law as restrictions mount

President Joe Biden used the 100th anniversary of Tulsa’s race massacre to make a plea for sweeping legislation in Congress to protect the right to vote as Republican-led governments in Texas and other states pass new restrictions making it tougher to cast ballots. Biden, marking the centennial in Oklahoma on Tuesday, called out lawmakers in Congress —Continue reading “Biden pushes for US voting rights law as restrictions mount”

Tulsa Race Massacre events could be targeted by white supremacist groups, Department of Homeland Security warns

The Tulsa Police Department said it is prepared and has asked for the public to report anything unusual. The Tulsa Race Massacre’s centennial commemorations in Oklahoma could draw racial violence and white supremacist groups, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned in a bulletin. “We assess that upcoming commemoration events associated with the 100thContinue reading “Tulsa Race Massacre events could be targeted by white supremacist groups, Department of Homeland Security warns”

Oklahoma Just Made It Easier to Run Over Protesters – VICE

A new law in Oklahoma will punish protestors who obstruct street traffic or cars with up to a $5,000 fine and possible jail time. The law also protects drivers who kill or injure protestors while “fleeing from a riot” if they believe they were in danger. VICE News goes to Oklahoma to find out howContinue reading “Oklahoma Just Made It Easier to Run Over Protesters – VICE”

Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorists Are Taking Over State Republican Parties

A VICE News review of public positions of all 50 GOP state chairs shows a growing number of conspiracists winning control of state party chairmanships. The Republican Party chairs of Texas and Wyoming have flirted with secession from the United States. Oklahoma’s Republican chair has called Islam a “cancer.” The Oregon GOP called the CapitolContinue reading “Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorists Are Taking Over State Republican Parties”

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt removed from the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission

Gov. Kevin Stitt has officially been removed from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. The comes after Stitt signed a bill limiting race and gender curriculums in Oklahoma schools earlier in May. House Bill 1775 prohibits state public schools, colleges, and universities from incorporating certain messages about sex and race into any course instruction.Continue reading “Oklahoma Gov. Stitt removed from the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission”

The Right to Crash Cars Into People

How Republicans across the country came to endorse a terrorist tactic against protesters Earlier this week, Florida Republicans enacted a law they claimed would prevent riots in the state. Its real purpose, of course, was to discourage protesting and punish demonstrators. One of the bill’s provisions has received a fair amount of national attention, as it seemsContinue reading “The Right to Crash Cars Into People”

Oklahoma governor warns of ‘cancel’ culture at memorial for bombing victims

Gov. Kevin Stitt drew a line between the ‘hate and violence’ that motivated the terrorist attack and people who ‘try to cancel’ those who disagree with them. In a speech on Monday marking the 26th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, Oklahoma RepublicanContinue reading “Oklahoma governor warns of ‘cancel’ culture at memorial for bombing victims”

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