by Matthew Tyson Beginning in the 1960’s, the Southern Strategy brought about a war between the Republican and Democratic parties in Alabama. That war dragged on for decades. Then, in the early part of the 21st century, the GOP took down Democratic Governor Don Siegelman and clinched a Republican-controlled state house and senate for the … Continue reading Building a New Party in the Heart of Dixie
I feel like we are in a time warp. Ten years ago, I wrote a post-election analysis on why Democrats failed in the 2004 election. Senator John Kerry had been the Democratic nominee for President. Kerry used the abortion boilerplate language endorsed by NARAL and embraced by most Democratic strategists since New York’s Governor Mario … Continue reading Run Like It’s 2004!
With oral argument approaching in the Supreme Court pregnancy discrimination case of Young v. United Parcel Service, UPS has announced that (as the Washington Post reports), "[S]tarting January 1, the company will offer temporary light duty positions not just to workers injured on the job, which is current policy, but to pregnant workers who need … Continue reading UPS Does the Just Thing for Pregnant Workers–Going Forward
Many readers of this blog likely know Millennial, a popular blog written and managed by young Catholics. I did an online interview for the blog on the current pregnancy discrimination case, Young v. UPS, and the amicus brief filed by 23 pro-life organizations including Dems for Life. I emphasize that the brief makes "a strong … Continue reading Interview at Millennial Blog on Pregnancy Discrimination Case and Pro-Life Brief
An interesting article in The Week on the subject of pregnancy discrimination, headlined as "The feminist issue that too many women ignore." The articles makes reference to the briefs by both pro-life and pro-choice groups supporting Peggy Young, the plaintiff in the SCT in Young v. United Parcel Service. It quotes the pro-life brief and … Continue reading Article in the The Week on Pregnancy Discrimination and “Bipartisan Support”
Various places on the web--left, right, and center--are commenting on the Supreme Court brief filed by Democrats for Life and 22 other pro-life organizations supporting strong protection for pregnant women against discrimination. The Economist: ACTIVISTS on warring sides of the abortion debate rarely take the same position when it comes to Supreme Court cases involving … Continue reading Commentary on the Pro-Life Brief Supporting Protecting Pregnant Women from Discrimination
I'm very pleased to tell others about a "friend of the court brief" brief, filed in the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday by Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) and 22 other pro-life organizations in Young v. United Parcel Service, an important case involving the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (the PDA). The brief, which supports … Continue reading Friend-of-the-Court Brief of Pro-Life Organizations Supporting Strong Protection for Pregnant Workers from Discrimination
I recently watched the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Michael Boggs, President Obama’s pick for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. As a Democrat, I was appalled by the line of questioning by the Senate Democrats, who never steered away from attacking the pro-life views of the nominee to focus … Continue reading Should Democrats Oppose Michael Boggs?
With all the talk about contraception and abortion, we wanted to reinforce what we, as pro-life Democrats, have articulated for years. Give pregnant women a real choice by providing support to carry the child to term. Statistics consistently show that financial concerns are the number one reason women choose abortion. Our Pregnant Women Support Act … Continue reading Give pregnant women a choice and a chance
** The following was published in The Hill - Congress Blog ** Last I checked, the Griswold v. Connecticut and Eisenstadt v. Baird decisions, which provided a constitutional right to contraception for married and unmarried couples, still stand. No one has been denied access by law. So what is all the fuss with the Hobby … Continue reading Let it go