Good News for Trump: GOP Adds Droves of New Voters in Key States

Donald Trump may be losing in the polls, but he is winning in an area that could tip the scales in November — new voters. According to Politico, Republicans are picking up steam among voters in key battleground states, specifically Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Iowa. In Pennsylvania, for example, more than 85,000 voters have switched their registration from Democratic to Republican. And while Trump deserves some of the credit for this development, Charlie Gerow, a Pennsylvania GOP strategist, remarked, “My view is that a lot more of it is motivated by disgust that many Democrats have for the administration.”

After Losing $10 Billion to Boycott, Target “Adjusts” Its Transgender Bathroom Policy

In April, Target announced it would be changing its bathroom policy to allow transgender customers to use whichever bathroom they choose based on their gender identity. As a result, many consumers who had previously been loyal Target shoppers boycotted the company, and as a result, the corporation has lost nearly $10 billion. Target CEO Brian Cornell has denied that these losses are related to the transgender bathroom policy. But if that’s the case, why is Target building new bathroom stalls across the country? Indeed, Target is adjusting their previously stated policy on transgender bathrooms. While Target already does have single-stall bathrooms

Sorry, Trevor Noah, Killing Babies Doesn’t Cure Zika

If you waste your time watching The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, you may have heard this “brilliant” analogy from him last night during a tirade over the fight to combat the Zika virus: “I don’t understand how any man thinks that he has the right to dictate to a woman what they should do with their bodies. Imagine if black people were the only ones to decide if white people were allowed to wear sunscreen. Imagine if that was the rule. It wouldn’t make sense. People would be like, ‘What do black people even know about getting sunburned?’ Black people are

The Third Party Debate Lawsuit Was Just Rejected

“Libertarian” presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein received bad news on Friday when Federal Judge Rosemary Collyer threw out their lawsuit aimed at entering the general election’s presidential debates this fall. Johnson (former Governor of New Mexico) and Stein (physician) sued the Commission on Presidential Debates after both “failed to receive invitations to the privately-sponsored presidential debates in 2012”. The Commission offers invitations to candidates who are constitutionally eligible, have secured the necessary ballot access, and are garnering at least 15 percent support in public polling prior to the election. The complaint, filed in the

Three Big Predictions for the Democratic National Convention

Now that we’ve all caught our caught our collective breaths after an exciting week in Cleveland, it’s time to turn our attention to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, which starts today. In anticipation of another eventful week, here are three predictions for the 2016 DNC: 1.) There will be no ‘Ted Cruz Moment.’ Look, the Wikileaks email release is big, it is, but even Bernie Sanders has gone on the record saying that he is not surprised by it. It’s best not to expect a thinly veiled “vote against our nominee” (which is now the plain speak translation of

The Supreme Court Refused to Hear a Case. Here’s 3 Reasons You Should Be Concerned.

This week, the Supreme Court denied a writ of certiorari for Stormans, Inc. v. Wiesman, in a move that should cause great concern for those who value religious freedom. Those are Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito’s words, not mine. Refusing to hear this case and issue a ruling has left Washington state pharmacists in the lurch, unable to express their sincerely held religious beliefs. Thanks to Justice Alito, we can see the reasons why this development should be so concerning: 1. Pharmacists can refuse to deliver a drug/device, but not for religious, moral, or personal reasons. Don’t voice personal

Run, Marco, Run: Rubio Announces He Will Contend for Reelection

Marco Rubio is back. Senator Rubio (R-Fla.) publicly announced his intention to run for reelection to the U.S. Senate this morning, saying that he’s “frustrated by what’s happening here in the Senate.”  Though his approval numbers were driven down during the months of the 2016 GOP presidential primary, Rubio is still considered to be the front runner in both the Florida Republican Senate primary and the general election. His presumptive Democratic opponent, Representative Patrick Murphy, said today that “Marco Rubio abandoned the people of Florida. Unlike Rubio, I love working hard every single day for the people of Florida.” This notion

Planned Parenthood Fights to Ban Undercover Reporting in California

Last week, the California Assembly voted to pass AB 1671, a state bill which would make it illegal to covertly record a health care professional and publicize that recording without the consent of all parties involved. Although the bill has yet to pass the California Senate, it is already generating a great deal of controversy in the state. While its proponents are arguing that it is a necessary step in securing privacy protections for health professionals, its many detractors counter that it is a threat to the First Amendment’s protection of the freedom of the press (among other concerns). Journalists