Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Is Precisely the Pro-Corporate Right-Wing Hack Progressives Fear

A run-down of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s positions on various social issues and the danger his appointment could pose to everything from the Department of Labor to the Environmental Protection Agency and even Roe v. Wade.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, July 9, 2018, in Washington. Evan Vucci | AP

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s choice Monday night to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second Supreme Court nominee has confirmed that Trump seems dead-set on fortifying conservative control of the court for years, if not decades, to come. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh has served on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for 12 years,

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How Democrats Could Turn Kennedy Replacement into Revival

Democrats could use a hot-button, and unpopular issue like the repeal of Roe v. Wade to restart a conversation with ordinary, working-class Americans who feel abandoned by the neoliberal, pro-investor policies of first the Clinton Administration and then the Obama administration.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy presides over arguments at "The Trial of Hamlet," a Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles representation of Hamlet's trial, with a jury of 12 community members, including actors, high school students, philanthropists and Los Angeles dignitaries at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. Damian Dovarganes | AP

WASHINGTON (Analysis) -- At a conference with Wall Street chief executives in late November of 2008, President-elect Barack Obama’s newly-appointed Chief-of-Staff, Rahm Emanuel, said this of the economic slowdown that had cast a pall over the country: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. Things that we had postponed for too long, that

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Abortion Debate Continues 40 Years After Roe V Wade

There is a 50-50 chance the unborn fetus is female, Hughes said. “I’m speaking on her behalf. That is my freedom to believe.”

Anti-abortion activists and conservative lawmakers persist in attempts to restrict abortion rights and even repeal Roe v. Wade. Although the Supreme Court ruled in 1973 that women have the right to have an abortion, those opposed to the practice -- namely conservatives -- have not rested in attempts to repeal the controversial ruling. As a

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States Escalate Push To Restrict Abortion, Test Limits Of Roe V. Wade

Many pro-life organizations, however, have backed off their support for a new legislative push.

As Gov. Rick Perry (R - Texas.) opens the third special session of the Texas State Legislature — this time, with the intention of securing funding for the state’s roads — the ghost of the previous two special sessions threatens to bear itself. In question is a proposed additional check against potential abortion seekers in the state: a mandated

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