Articles by Catherine Smith

Progressives Launch Another Facebook Boycott

A coalition of civil rights groups including the NAACP and Anti-Defamation League is hosting a “week of action” on Instagram to demand Facebook “address racism, hate and disinformation on its platform,” according to a press release. The Stop Hate for Profit campaign which led a boycott that saw some of the world’s biggest companies pull […]

Patagonia Uses New Clothes Tags: ‘Vote the A**holes Out’

Vote the a**holes out” is Patagonia’s latest explicit message to its customers, found on the tags in its newest line of shorts, CNN reports. The California based outdoor clothing company known for its social activism is calling on customers to vote against candidates who deny the existence of climate change: ‘Vote the a–holes out” is […]

New J.K. Rowling Book Attracts Transgender Criticism

J.K. Rowling raised controversy and allegations of transphobia on social media upon the release of her new novel’s serial-killer character, a man who dresses as a woman to stalk his victims, The Hill reported. The criticism follows the “Harry Potter” author’s earlier remarks about the transgender community. “Troubled Blood,” is to be published Tuesday as […]

Judge Rules Pennsylvania’s Coronavirus Shutdown Orders Unconstitutional

A federal Judge on Monday ruled Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) coronavirus restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down are unconstitutional, the Associated Press reported. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV ruled in favor of several local counties and businesses that included […]

San Francisco May Allow 16-Year-Olds to Vote

San Francisco could allow teenagers as young as 16 to vote in local elections, NBC News reported Saturday. Residents will vote on the measure in November. If it passes, San Francisco will become the first major American city to grant 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in municipal elections. Advocates in the city say […]

NAACP Chapter President: ‘No Such Thing as Blue Lives’

The President of the Springfield, Massachusetts chapter of the NAACP tweeted Sunday that there is “no such thing” as blue lives following the ambush-style shooting of two sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles on Saturday, Fox News reports. Talbert Swan who is also a Pentecostal preacher and radio host tweeted: “There’s no such thing as BLUE […]

Google Removes Autocomplete for Candidates and Voting

Ahead of the U.S. presidential election Google said that it will now remove any autocomplete predictions that seem to endorse or oppose a candidate or a political party and claims about voting or the electoral process, according to a CNN report.  Google executives outlined these changes at an online press event Thursday, as well as […]

Cuomo Threatens Tax Hikes Over COVID-19 Shortfalls

Facing a huge budget shortfall due to the coronavirus crisis, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened Thursday to increase the burden on New York’s heavily taxed residents, The New York Post reports. “This will be a hole in the financial plan so large that it will be impossible to fill,” the governor said during a […]

University of Michigan Apologizes for Apparent Segregation of Student Events

The University of Michigan has apologized after setting up segregated online ‘cafes’ – one for white people and other for people of color – in a ‘bid to promote discussions about race and diversity,’ The Washington Free Beacon reports.  The University of Michigan satellite campus in Dearborn created two virtual online events that were held […]

Riots Cost Portland Police $6.9 Million on Overtime

Amid calls by rioters to defund the police, the Portland Police Bureau spent $6.9 million on overtime over the span of just two months as a result of the ongoing often destructive and violent riots in the city, Breitbart reported. According to Portland’s KATU News overtime spending in June and July skyrocketed 200% compared to […]

Wounded Vet Demands His Face Be Taken Off Anti-Trump ‘Propaganda’

Four-tour Iraq War veteran and comedian Bobby Henline slammed people using his image to accuse President Donald Trump of calling military service members “losers,” and is refusing to be associated with their “agenda.” Within a day of a report from The Atlantic claiming that President Donald Trump had called wounded veterans veterans “losers” and saying […]

Idaho: Majority Approve Law to Protect Female Athletes from Transgender Competitors 

A poll conducted by Spry Strategies and the Women’s Liberation Front (WOLF) revealed what Idaho and California voters think about Idaho’s new law that protects female athletes from competing against biological male athletes who “identify” as a woman. WOLF issued a press release about the findings: While radical feminists and conservative Christians have together been […]