Category Archives: Republican Dirty Tricks

Protect DACA youth with the legal doctrine of promissory estoppel

By Olivia Deborah Lagutaris LaRosa, Sept.10, 2017 Promissory estoppel is a common law contract doctrine that may apply to DT’s tentative repeal of the “Dreamers” status.  Our young people who were brought to the US as children and thus had … Continue reading

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Panama Papers Update Vol 1 Issue 1

I always like to start out at Wikipedia. Why, you ask? Well, because Wikipedia is an all-volunteer organization composed of scholars and students from all over the world. When I say volunteer, I mean that they are paid nothing for … Continue reading

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It’s a Trumpster Fire of a Convention

I am rendered speechless by the overt hate shown at the Republican Convention. But I can still type. I started out as a Republican at age 16. I was told that Republicans held the moral high ground. That lasted until … Continue reading

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Rightwing Media Report: NJ says-Trump Preaching to Shrinking White Electorate Creates Problems for GOP

The National Journal (NJ) is a right-wing publication in the old style, evoking a time when gentlemen with those not-sexy-at-all muttonchop whiskers respected and followed the rules of debate and eschewed logical errors. Back when I used to be a Republican … Continue reading

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Four things are rotten in the State of Iowa (but one good)!

by Olivia LaRosa, June 13, 2015 from  Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin, With Candidates Staying Out, Iowa Straw Poll Dies, New York Times Read yesterday, late, that Iowa has cancelled it’s First in the Nation “Straw Vote.” The New York Times said, With … Continue reading

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Senator Rand Paul’s appalling views on disabled people clash with the facts 6 ways

This opinion about the disabled is disgraceful and embarrassing. Rand Paul wants to divide Social Security recipients by demonizing Americans living with disabilities – “You know, over half the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts. Join the club.” … Continue reading

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GOP, Who Do You Think You’re Kidding! Imperiling Women’s Lives

by Olivia LaRosa, a former Republican, October 6, 2014 GOP, who do you think you’re kidding? Your party is waging a war on women, and also lying about waging a war on women.  When your National Party Chair Reince Priebus … Continue reading

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Election 2014 Comments: Social Security

by Olivia LaRosa, October 6, 2014 As we are nearing this 2014 “off-year” election, I decided that I would take some time from my busy schedule to respond to right-wing candidates and their supporters in the hopes of straightening out … Continue reading

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Eleven reasons to avoid being Republican or Republican-like

Everyone knows that a successful political party in the 21st century welcomes women’s voices and power, is smart to listen to our scholars and scientists, and actively avoids creating harm for its citizens. So below, gathered from news of just … Continue reading

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Hoist on their own petard: Republicans without IDs turned away from polls

By Olivia LaRosa, May 21, 2014 The Constitution was written before the Industrial Revolution. Republicans want you to believe that such an ancient document needs no modern interpretation. To which you should reply: “Nonsense.” I will be keeping track of … Continue reading

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