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Republican Party Platform

Sending Harvey Milk Throughout the Planet

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As marginalized people, we are pushing the boundaries unwilling any longer to accept the repressive status quo. In coalition with other disenfranchised groups and allies, we are refusing to buckle under and to assimilate into a corrupt system.

Amanda Terkel

Majority Of State GOP Platforms Still Anti-Gay | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As support for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals grows in the GOP, the official stance of the Republican P...

Why the GOP Can't Learn

Robert Reich | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

It's as if they didn't learn a thing from 2012. Republicans are on the same suicide mission as before -- trying to block immigration reform, roll back the clock on abortion rights, and stop gay marriage wherever possible.

20 Reasons Why Republicans Are Suspicious of Santa

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.11.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Why don't embryos get presents? They're people, too.

Why the Republican Party Can't Change

Douglas J. Amy | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Douglas J. Amy

The GOP is going to find it almost impossible to abandon many of these problematic positions. Two factors account for this.

The Rich, the Republicans and the Middle Class

Richard Hoffman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Richard Hoffman

It is pretty obvious why the rich are investing hundreds of millions of their own money to elect Republicans and to defeat Obama. These are investments from which they expect to amass enormous returns by exercising control over government financial policies.

The Unconventional: The Political Conventions in Perspective

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It appears the Democratic Party's convention in Charlotte produced a better one for Obama. As history has shown, the bounces don't matter very much -- Dukakis, Kerry and McCain each got substantial bounces after their conventions. You know the rest.

Bill Clinton Wants Every Voter To Know About This

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.06.2012 | College

During his Wednesday night speech at the Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton forcefully drew attention to a 2010 student loan reform Presiden...

The Nonpartisan Case for National Popular Vote: Al Gore, not GOP Platform, Gets It Right

Rob Richie | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Polls show that voters nationwide, including most Republicans, would prefer a national popular vote. Attempts to whip up a partisan fervor over NPV will ultimately fail.

Dems Hit Romney On Support Of For-Profit Colleges, Pell Grant Cuts

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.05.2012 | College

The Democratic party mentioned education throughout their party platform, which was unveiled on Monday, routinely bragged about President Obama's refo...

The GOP Platform's 12 Faultiest Claims

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business

Last week, the Republican Party released its 2012 platform, a document that proposes sweeping reforms designed to limit the size and role of governmen...

Labor's Love Lost

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

"Look for the union label." That was one of the catch phrases for the union movement in happier times. What is the status of labor unions as we approach Labor Day 2012?

Ralph Reed in the Marianas Trenches

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Ralph Reed's was a monstrous lie by one of the monumental hypocrites of our time. Yet he marches on, Christian soldier to the end, turning the temple of faith into one big ATM.

GOP Platform Calls To End Support For Low-Income Students

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.30.2012 | College

The Republican Party Platform approved this week in Tampa calls for an end to the federal direct student loan program and would instead give governmen...

Zach Carter

GOP Platform Marks Internet About-Face | Zach Carter | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Republican Party pleasantly surprised open Internet advocates on Tuesday by including support for "Internet freedom" in its officia...

Republican National Convention Highlights the Dangers of a Malleable Mitt Romney

Waymon Hudson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

Here is one of the most important, and underreported, problems of a Mitt Romney candidacy. Romney doesn't lead as much as follow the loudest voices in his party.

Lila Shapiro

Gay Conservative Groups Run Full-Page Marriage Equality Ad In 'Tampa Tribune' | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After participating in the drafting process for the Republican Party platform last week, the Log Cabin Republicans, a LGBT rights advocacy group, roun...

GOP Platform Promises 'Vigorous' Crackdown On Porn

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

The GOP platform committee has included a plank in this year's draft document calling for "vigorous" enforcement of anti-pornography laws. In a pre...

GOP Platform Targets Universities Who Support Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.27.2012 | College

In the national Republican party platform adopted last week, the committee endorsed language calling for the denial of federal funds to universities t...

Inside The Republican Platform's Most Extreme Positions

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Last week, the Republican National Committee platform committee met to negotiate the planks of this year's party mission statement. The committee, cha...

Republican Party Platform Reportedly To Eye Return To Gold Standard

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The Republican Party is set to call for the creation of a commission to look at restoring a link between the U.S. dol...

Todd Akin Exposes the True Agenda of the Republican Party

Nancy Keenan | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Make no mistake, the reprehensible views voiced by Rep. Todd Akin echo the true positions of the Romney-Ryan ticket.

Why the Republicans' View of 'Success' Is a Path to Self-Destruction

Douglas LaBier | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Douglas LaBier

The Republican Party appears wedded to a singular view of what "success" in life is -- a vision that is increasingly disconnected from emerging new realities. It is exclusionary, anti-inclusive, and opposed to serving the common good.

Voters Leaning Republican On Economy, Terrorism, Other Hot Button Issues (POLL)

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Americans with the strongest opinions about the country's most divisive issues are largely unhappy with how President Barack Obama ...

Putting your money where your mouth is: Supporting women across the aisle

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Will 2010 go down in history as the "Anti-Year of the Woman?" Given the track record for women candidates already this year, I would say it's a disti...