Political spectrum – Jury Team http://juryteam.org/ Fri, 13 May 2022 17:29:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://juryteam.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-10-120x120.png Political spectrum – Jury Team http://juryteam.org/ 32 32 Stakeholders from across the political spectrum call for legislation to strengthen oversight of diagnostic tests https://juryteam.org/stakeholders-from-across-the-political-spectrum-call-for-legislation-to-strengthen-oversight-of-diagnostic-tests/ Thu, 12 May 2022 13:53:19 +0000 https://juryteam.org/stakeholders-from-across-the-political-spectrum-call-for-legislation-to-strengthen-oversight-of-diagnostic-tests/ For nearly five decades, the Food and Drug Administration has taken a piecemeal regulatory approach to its review of in vitro diagnostic tests (known as IVDs), tools that countless patients rely on to identify the presence or risk of many serious diseases, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc. Although commercially manufactured IVDs are required to […]]]>

For nearly five decades, the Food and Drug Administration has taken a piecemeal regulatory approach to its review of in vitro diagnostic tests (known as IVDs), tools that countless patients rely on to identify the presence or risk of many serious diseases, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc. Although commercially manufactured IVDs are required to meet the agency’s risk-based standards, tests performed and used in a single laboratory, called laboratory-developed tests (LDTs), are not. This disjointed framework puts Americans at risk of receiving inaccurate test results, which could lead them to continue with the wrong treatment or forfeit the right one.

The current surveillance system may have made sense in the 1970s, when Congress first authorized the FDA to regulate diagnostics. At that time, LDTs ​​were used for rare diseases and on specific populations for which commercially manufactured tests were not available. But since then, the LDT industry has grown from giant stepmaking the current 45-year-old regulatory framework inadequate when it comes to protecting today’s patients.

Lawmakers across the aisle, as well as stakeholders in public health and patient advocacy as well as in the lab industry, all share the concern that the current surveillance system is insufficient. In recent months, many have publicly expressed support for bipartisan legislation, known as Advanced IVCT Development Accuracy Verification Act (VALID)that would unify the regulation of all diagnostic tests – a great start to creating a risk-based review system that delivers reliable IVDs to patients.

Below are selected citations in support of the VALID Act.

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)

“We need to ensure that all diagnostics developers, inside and outside laboratories, are held to the same analytical and clinical standards that responsible companies already adhere to. … The VALID Act would hold test developers accountable and protect patients by establishing a new risk-based regulatory process at the FDA that ensures patients and their providers receive safe and accurate information about their health.

Representative Larry Bucshon (R-IN)

“Congress needs to provide certainty, and that’s what we’re trying to accomplish through the bipartisan, bicameral VALID Act. We strive to assure patients that their test results are clinically accurate and to provide physicians with confidence that the tests they administer and upon which they make health care decisions are accurate.

Patrick Godbey, MD, president of the College of American Pathologists (CAP)

“[The VALID Act] provides the most viable legislative path to consensus on the oversight of laboratory-developed tests. A legislative approach to LDT oversight must leverage existing processes to maintain safe and reliable testing for today’s patients without stifling future testing innovation. CAP looks forward to discussing the latest version of the VALID Act with the bill’s sponsors, other members of Congress, groups representing patients and other physicians, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the White House as the proposal moves forward.

Julie Khani, President of the American Clinical Laboratory Association

“As illustrated by the COVID-19 pandemic, a clear and agile regulatory framework with pathways that do not necessarily impose regulatory burdens on test development is essential for public health and patient care. To better serve patients, companies need clarity and certainty in the regulatory environment. This certainty is essential to encourage innovation and the next generation of cutting-edge technologies, and to support patients’ continued access to accurate and reliable laboratory-developed tests needed to diagnose, monitor and optimize treatment of disease.

Jeffrey Shuren, director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration

“LDTs play an extremely important role in healthcare and increasingly they and the tests performed by commercial manufacturers are important for clinical decision-making. We have to make sure, at the end of the day, that [tests] work. These assurances are in place if [they’re] made by a commercial manufacturer [but not] if they are manufactured by a laboratory. … [H]have a legislative framework that clarifies a comprehensive approach to ensuring that all developers, whether commercial manufacturers or labs, work with the FDA, and all of us [are] acting coherently in a modern setting…now is the time to do so, and it could have a significant impact on public health.

Ellen Sigal, Founder and President of Friends of Cancer Research

“The VALID law is essential for the future of diagnostic tests and personalized medicine, which pushes for much-needed diagnostic reforms. Patients are our North Star in everything we do, and this legislation would ensure that patients receive accurate and reliable test results.

Scott Whitaker, President and CEO of AdvaMed

“The bipartisan VALID Act is an important step toward the long overdue modernization of the law for all diagnostic tests. It calls for smart reforms that will incentivize and improve the development of advanced and reliable tests that patients depend on, regardless of where these tests were developed.

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Condolences sent to Godrich Gardee from across the political spectrum https://juryteam.org/condolences-sent-to-godrich-gardee-from-across-the-political-spectrum/ Tue, 03 May 2022 13:50:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/condolences-sent-to-godrich-gardee-from-across-the-political-spectrum/ Economic Freedom Fighters confirmed on Monday that the body of Gardee’s daughter was found outside Nelspruit. Hillary Gardee went missing on Friday after she was last seen at a mall. Several ANC MPs sent their condolences to the Gardee family ahead of a Freedom Day debate in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Social Development Minister […]]]>

Economic Freedom Fighters confirmed on Monday that the body of Gardee’s daughter was found outside Nelspruit.

Hillary Gardee went missing on Friday after she was last seen at a mall.

Several ANC MPs sent their condolences to the Gardee family ahead of a Freedom Day debate in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said the continued killing of the most vulnerable members of society shows we are far from overcoming gender-based violence.

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“To begin, we will send our condolences to Gardee’s family and to the EFF as we know they will be there for him. This continues for us to raise the issue of gender-based violence in particular and violence in South Africa. South as a whole.

“He also calls on us men and women, parliamentarians and members of our communities to put aside all forms of political challenges and focus on this agenda. This is something that puts us all to shame in general as South Africans point the finger at any political organization It is our plea as a political organization to unite against this issue.

Other deputies also sent their condolences, in particular the ministers Pravin Gordhan and Patricia de Lille.

Hillary’s body, with head injuries, was found dumped near Mbombela.

The police are investigating a murder case.

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Women leaders from all political backgrounds say they feel constrained https://juryteam.org/women-leaders-from-all-political-backgrounds-say-they-feel-constrained/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 02:27:15 +0000 https://juryteam.org/women-leaders-from-all-political-backgrounds-say-they-feel-constrained/ Out of 46,693 applications for leadership positions at the local level (mayor, deputy mayor, presidents and vice-presidents and ward presidents), only 4,851 are women. While the nomination of women represents a total of 37.84%, only 8.4% of the candidates are in leadership positions, according to the Electoral Commission. The remaining appointments – for female parishioners […]]]>

Out of 46,693 applications for leadership positions at the local level (mayor, deputy mayor, presidents and vice-presidents and ward presidents), only 4,851 are women.

While the nomination of women represents a total of 37.84%, only 8.4% of the candidates are in leadership positions, according to the Electoral Commission.

The remaining appointments – for female parishioners and Dalit female parishioners – are mandated by law.

Nepal is holding local level elections on May 13 and given the number of women nominated, their representation will be significantly reduced compared to the 2017 elections.

“This seriously undermines the capacity, contribution and eligibility of women politicians,” said CPN-UML Standing Committee member Binda Pandey. “It shows that female politicians have not been accepted by political parties at all.”

While the nomination of women candidates is mandated by law, political parties have exploited a legal loophole to thwart women’s representation in local governments. Discrimination against women within parties and the inability of women politicians to speak out against their parties have largely limited their ability to protest against such decisions, according to women leaders.

“The parties have manipulated the essence of the constitution to serve their interests,” said Uma Thapa Magar, deputy mayor of the sub-metropolitan city of Nepalgunj, who failed to secure a mayoral ticket from her Nepalese Congress party. despite his wish.

According to an agreement between the five-party electoral alliance, the mayor’s ticket was given to Prashant Bista of the Nepalese Congress and the deputy mayor’s ticket to Kamaruddin Rai of the Janata Samajbadi party.

“A man who was previously ward president gets the ticket to mayor, but a deputy mayor who oversaw the duties of the entire municipality is sidelined. Why?” said Magar, lamenting that discrimination against women within political parties is rampant.

Women politicians admit that they cannot speak out against leadership within their own party and their values, while holding their flags. Such limitations force them to self-censor and are unable to push back within the party.

“I cannot speak against my party. And even if we don’t agree with the actions of the party, we cannot speak out,” Magar said. “The women of the Central Work Committee also did not speak. How are we, or how can we?

According to Magar, the alternative to partisan politics is independent candidacy, but the public’s refusal to support independent candidates forces them to navigate the limited rights they exercise at the mercy of mostly male party leaders.

Despite attempts by women politicians and legislators to attract the attention of relevant authorities, the lack of timely attention from the judiciary and the sheer negligence of political party leaders, female appointments have declined compared to recent local elections.

Exploiting a loophole in Article 14(4) of the Local Elections Act 2017alliance politics reduced the local representation of women, as predicted by political and electoral analysts.

Women’s candidacy is lower than women’s share of victory in the 2017 local elections, which will most likely result in even lower female representation in local governance after the 2022 local elections.

With parties pursuing a policy of alliance, female politicians feel cheated. They realize that empowering women is not enough until male political leaders perpetuate the same sexist mindset.

“Women, Dalit members or people from marginalized communities can be more empowered than ever. But progressive political change seems impossible until the mindset of male leaders changes,” said UML’s Pandey.

The lack of female representation is evidence of how the sidelining of women continues in contemporary politics. Many women politicians feel extremely discouraged by the lack of party support in their political careers despite their outstanding contribution. However, the decline in nominations has not deterred women leaders who see the only path to better redressing women’s issues at the grassroots level and forming a fairer and more just society is through inclusive female representation.

Many are even more adamant and determined to ensure that their representation is not reduced. Whether it’s demanding votes for women or ensuring that the law itself is changed, women politicians are seeking a broader alliance to ensure women’s representation at the leadership tables.

“Until you have a law that makes it compulsory for women to apply, we will not be represented. This was very clear with the alliance policy in the elections,” said Rekha Sharma, central leader and whip of the CPN (Maoist Centre).

This is a lesson women politicians have learned and plan to move forward accordingly.

Pandey, who is also a lawmaker, believes two immediate actions are imperative to reverse the deliberate exclusion of women from local elections by parties. First, she says, the Electoral Commission should mandate one vote for a woman for mayor or deputy mayor.

“Parties may have refused to nominate women, but now it’s important to start a campaign to ensure at least one vote for women, either for mayor or deputy mayor,” she said.

Second, female politicians are gearing up to push for changes in laws ahead of federal and provincial elections, after learning the ways of male leaders.

“We will immediately push for changes to the laws before the federal and provincial elections in November. And we will now ensure that there is at least 50% female representation at those levels,” Pandey told the Post.

Given the limits within which women leaders can speak out against their parties, Magar from Nepalgunj believes that forces outside political parties should also speak on their behalf. Third-party lobbying is crucial for more inclusive Nepalese politics, she said.

“We need a broader alliance beyond political parties,” Magar told the Post from Nepalgunj by phone. “Despite lobbying within the party, there is no hope. We need external pressure, from individuals and organizations to speak out against this, because we cannot.

This alliance should not be limited to women, but should also ensure the involvement of men, according to her.

“Without the involvement of men who are allies, this fight will continue to go unheard and ignored,” she said. “Having worked for a long time in the Nepalese political system, there is somewhere more value in what men have to say. If we want men to be heard, we need a broader alliance that also has men speaking for us.

Many women in politics are unwavering in their determination to prevent the collective efforts of men to deny women’s political rights. Recognizing the need for a legal mandate, they plan to start with changing the law.

“It is very obvious that men and women are unequal in politics. Perhaps, without the policy of the alliance, this would not have happened. But it did,” Sharma said. “We need the law to ensure our representation.”

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The problem with Elon Musk’s political spectrum meme https://juryteam.org/the-problem-with-elon-musks-political-spectrum-meme/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 13:18:48 +0000 https://juryteam.org/the-problem-with-elon-musks-political-spectrum-meme/ For two weeks, Elon Musk has been making headlines around the world. The billionaire’s $44 billion takeover bid on Twitter has sparked controversy since it was accepted by Twitter’s board, and Musk has continued to grab headlines thanks to the tweets he tweeted. he has posted since announcing his potential takeover of the social media […]]]>

For two weeks, Elon Musk has been making headlines around the world. The billionaire’s $44 billion takeover bid on Twitter has sparked controversy since it was accepted by Twitter’s board, and Musk has continued to grab headlines thanks to the tweets he tweeted. he has posted since announcing his potential takeover of the social media platform.

Musk’s latest debate started with a meme about American political polarization that shows he thinks the political climate in the United States has pushed Musk to the right of the political spectrum, even though his views haven’t changed, and that some people were fired. at the top.

In a meme Musk released on ThursdayMusk can be seen as an initially happy stick man in 2008, standing on the center-left of the political spectrum.

Over the years, the character representing Musk is seen standing in exactly the same spot on the graph, while the political spectrum shifts in 2012 and 2021 to place him first closer to the center and then to the right, like “his comrade liberals” can be seen running away to become what the billionaire calls “the woke ‘progressives'”.

Some users shared Musk’s sentiments, with Dogecoin creator Shibetoshi Nakamoto writing, “10 years ago I would have called myself a progressive because I believed in equality and wasn’t an asshole about things. insignificant; now I consider myself a moderate because I believe in equality and not being an asshole for trivial things.”

“Same,” Musk replied.

While the graphic showed Musk’s view that progressives have moved more to the left, some have disputed that in Musk’s meme, the right hasn’t moved at all.

“Imagine thinking that the right has happily stayed in place for the past 15 years. Pass that common momentum,” wrote journalist Siri Srinivas.

“Leaving aside the left…do you really think the Tories have stayed where they are for the past 20 years?” writes entrepreneur Can Gurses.

Don Moynihan, a professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC, responded to Musk’s post saying this evidence from the Pew Research Center actually showed that it is not the left, but the right that has become radicalized in recent years.

According to a study released by the Washington-based think tank in March, Democrats and Republicans are further apart ideologically today than they have been at any time in the past 50 years, with Republicans moving further on the right than Democrats on the left.

The research – which used lawmakers’ roll-call votes to place members of Congress in a two-dimensional ideological space – found that both parties drifted away from the ideological center beginning in the 1970s, with Democrats becoming in average more liberals and Republicans “much more” conservative.

A montage recreating the same graph of Musk commenting on the polarization of American politics. In a tweet this week, Musk claimed the left had become more radical while implying that the right had not budged.
Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images and Canva

Previous research published in 2020 by the Swedish think tank V-Dem Institute and cited by The Economist showed similar results, citing findings proving Republicans have become less liberal under former President Donald Trump than at any other time in recent history.

Musk has never confirmed his political position, but has previously described himself as a “politically moderate”. He pledged to make Twitter “the platform for free speech in the world”, meaning that all speech that is not illegal should be able to be shared on the platform.

The billionaire said Twitter would also have to upend “far right and far left” to be seen as a trustworthy, neutral platform and to be trusted by users.

Newsweek reached out to Musk for comment.

Twitter Elon Musk
This week, Elon Musk sparked debate after he tweeted a meme graphic showing his position on the political spectrum. In this illustrative photo, Musk’s Twitter account is displayed on an iPhone screen.
Photo illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images

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We miss both ends of the political spectrum https://juryteam.org/we-miss-both-ends-of-the-political-spectrum/ Tue, 29 Mar 2022 04:15:14 +0000 https://juryteam.org/we-miss-both-ends-of-the-political-spectrum/ In a column from March 5 (“Why are we trying to forget our nation’s racist past?”) I have argued that racism has been part of us since Europeans first settled the Americas and to deny this history or suppress current theories about it is dishonest. However, human affairs are seldom neat, black-and-white affairs, and honesty […]]]>

In a column from March 5 (“Why are we trying to forget our nation’s racist past?”) I have argued that racism has been part of us since Europeans first settled the Americas and to deny this history or suppress current theories about it is dishonest. However, human affairs are seldom neat, black-and-white affairs, and honesty also demands that we do not attribute too much to racism in the motives of individual behaviors or the shape that our institutional structures take.

Sometimes racist motives are obvious, like when Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was killed by three white men and racial bias was explicit in the messages they posted on the internet. One message expressed a wish to shoot black people described as monkeys and another that someone drive a car into a group of Black Lives Matter protesters. A line from Bob Dylan’s ballad ‘The Death of Emmitt Till’ still rings true 65 years after Till’s murder: ‘The reason they killed him there, and I’m sure that’s not ain’t a lie / Because he was born a black-skinned boy, he was born to die.

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On opposite ends of the political spectrum, lawmakers agree on the need to end ‘corporate welfare’ https://juryteam.org/on-opposite-ends-of-the-political-spectrum-lawmakers-agree-on-the-need-to-end-corporate-welfare/ Fri, 25 Mar 2022 19:10:31 +0000 https://juryteam.org/on-opposite-ends-of-the-political-spectrum-lawmakers-agree-on-the-need-to-end-corporate-welfare/ “This shows that there is widespread concern about Rhode Island’s corporate welfare program and a broad desire to move beyond corporate welfare as an economic strategy,” Bell said. Their proposal is inspired by the truce which Kansas and Missouri officials signed in 2019, ending a long border economic war that had cost hundreds of millions […]]]>

“This shows that there is widespread concern about Rhode Island’s corporate welfare program and a broad desire to move beyond corporate welfare as an economic strategy,” Bell said.

Their proposal is inspired by the truce which Kansas and Missouri officials signed in 2019, ending a long border economic war that had cost hundreds of millions of dollars while creating few jobs.

Place said Rhode Island was in a similar situation, as a small geographic area wedged between Massachusetts and Connecticut. For example, General Electric was going to move its headquarters out of Connecticut “no matter what,” he said. “So why try to bribe them to move into our state?”

The unlikely duo got nowhere when they introduced the legislation last year.

But this year they quote a new analysis that the State Department of Revenue conducted on two of the state’s largest economic development incentive programs. The March 3 analysis of the Rebuild Rhode Island and Tax Increment Financing tax incentive programs concluded that the programs would result in “a net negative total impact on general state revenues over the years 2018 through 2035.”

Bell said it’s telling that an administration that favors the expansion of such programs concludes that they are not paying for themselves. “It’s not really a surprise,” he said of the analysis. “The track record of these programs is truly abysmal and Rhode Island should stop doing them.”

“They haven’t produced the revenue promised,” Place said, citing the analysis. Too often, he said, “companies just take the money because they’re not stupid.”

But Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor defended the two tax incentive programs, saying they had “stimulated more than 50 projects in total, stimulated nearly $3 billion in total capital investment”.

“These projects visibly change the horizon of our state,” Pryor wrote in comments included in the analysis. “In addition, it is estimated that these projects have created or will create nearly 25,000 jobs, both in construction and in ongoing jobs. The Rebuild and TIF incentive programs have helped Rhode Island make significant economic progress.

Pryor also pointed out that the analysis was limited to two of the more than 50 projects.

“Furthermore, the analysis does not include all the fiscal flows generated by the projects and does not take into account all the jobs created by the projects,” he wrote. “As to the financial benefits of the programs, attempting to draw conclusions from such a preliminary analysis would be a premature endeavor and could lead to erroneous impressions of these programs.”

But Place and Bell released a joint statement, saying the state could save millions of dollars by repealing these types of tax breaks. “We believe the corporate gift system is a good start in our bipartisan call to create smart, thoughtful changes in the way we do business in the Ocean State,” they said. .

Place argued that money spent attracting businesses here would be better spent on businesses already in Rhode Island.

“People forget that every tax incentive is money we could give to our local businesses,” he said. “Why aren’t our mom and pop stores good enough to receive these kinds of incentives? It is an insult to the engines of our economy.

Place argued that there was no downside to the legislation because the “anti-poaching” provisions would only apply to other states that enter the pact.

The proposal states, “Where two or more states have adopted and signed the compact, the governments of the state parties, or any political subdivision, shall not make a grant to any private enterprise for the purpose of selectively supporting a specific industry or enterprise. , or induce a specific industry or business to move an existing facility from one State Party to another State Party or to open a new facility.

Bell said he thinks the legislation will eventually pass because it doesn’t have much opposition. But, he said, “this will require leadership changes, hopefully after the next election.”


Edward Fitzpatrick can be contacted at edward.fitzpatrick@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @FitzProv.

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Americans of all political backgrounds must say no to men in women’s sports and no to corporate identity https://juryteam.org/americans-of-all-political-backgrounds-must-say-no-to-men-in-womens-sports-and-no-to-corporate-identity/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/americans-of-all-political-backgrounds-must-say-no-to-men-in-womens-sports-and-no-to-corporate-identity/ Joday, a week and a day after International Women’s Day, begins the NCAA Women’s National Swimming and Diving Event championships in Atlanta, Georgia, where a man will compete among female swimmers. Lia Thomas, formerly Will Thomas, competed for three years on the University of Pennsylvania men’s swim team. Full disclosure: I graduated in 1999 from […]]]>

Joday, a week and a day after International Women’s Day, begins the NCAA Women’s National Swimming and Diving Event


championships
in Atlanta, Georgia, where a man will compete among female swimmers.

Lia Thomas, formerly Will Thomas, competed for three years on the University of Pennsylvania men’s swim team. Full disclosure: I graduated in 1999 from Carey Law School at the University of Pennsylvania. He started taking testosterone suppressing drugs in 2019 and joined the women’s team in the fall of 2021.

Thomas did
securities
in December 2021, at the Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio, winning three events. In two of those events, his times were the fastest in the country. Thomas is described as “destroying” competition and “crushing” school records. To the Ivy League
championship
in February of this year, Thomas broke three women’s swimming records, each held by a real woman. Rather than pointing out the ridiculousness of Thomas’s success, Sports Illustrated ran a


story
earlier this month, titled “‘I Am Lia’: America’s Dividing Trans Swimmer Tells Her Story.” It purports to be a glowing story about an inspiring young athlete who overcame adversity to earn a rightful place in women’s swimming.

Thomas isn’t the only man to compete in women’s sports. June Eastwood is a male distance runner who was


permit
to compete against women at the University of Montana. Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller, both men, were high school athletes who


permit
, under the explicit policy of the Connecticut State Athletic Association, to compete with and against female runners. Lindsay Hecox is a male runner who


for follow-up
the State of Idaho for its law protecting women’s sports. The Connecticut case and the Idaho case are pending in federal court.

The subject of male athletes allowed to compete in women’s sports is important.


Vote
consistently shows that people from all political walks of life oppose it. However, this subject is part of a much larger problem: the abolition of biological sex in law and in all of society on the altar of so-called gender identity. Convicted rapists, murderers and baby killers are


housed
in women’s prisons on the basis of their so-called gender identity. The men are


permit
sharing dormitories with fifth-grade girls based on their so-called gender identity. The men are
permit
being naked in the women’s spa section based on their so-called gender identity. The men are
power
to access women’s public toilets on the basis of their so-called gender identity.

The mainstream media likes to discuss these incidents as belonging to “biologically male people” or “transgender women”, but it is clear that they are all about men. We can all say that.

We are all told that the word “transgender” describes a particular “gender identity”. Here’s the thing: it’s all a lie. Any “transgender”, any “gender identity”, the whole building, is a very arrogant and very naked emperor. It’s time for everyone to say they’re not wearing any clothes.

I address this subject in my
delivered
,
The abolition of sex: how the ‘transgender’ agenda harms women and girls. Simply put, people from all political walks of life have been sold a lie (I use the word “sold” deliberately – there’s a lot of money behind the movement to abolish sex, which I talk about in my book) . It’s been going on for several decades, but the movement really started to gain momentum around 2015, and since then it’s been rolling all aspects of society with astonishing speed.

We are told that the word “transgender” describes a consistent category of human beings who need civil rights protections based on their so-called gender identity. It’s not true. Every human being, including people whose chromosomal makeup differs from the typical XX/XY framework, is either female or male. One might think of the word “transgender” as the 11th hour
Blog
said, as a brand campaign or as a business
identity
. Sometimes corporate identity is medicalized through hormones and surgeries. Other times it’s just someone pretending to be the opposite sex. Either way, his goal is to obliterate the material reality of biological sex in the law and in all of society by selling the public the idea that sex is neither real nor binary. Lia Thomas, and the men who compete in women’s sports in general, is a symptom of a far more sinister project.

Another lie the media likes to tell is that opposition to radical gender ideology comes only from Republicans. (The Sports Illustrated The play mentioned above is a prime example of this type of inaccurate framing.) Politically, it is true that congressional Democrats have refused to stand up for women’s rights, choosing instead to disenfranchise women and girls, privacy and security for years. now. The Obama administration began unraveling women’s rights via an executive order in 2016, and the Biden administration picked up the slack.

However, this is not true when it comes to average and ordinary Democrats, many of whom are
unworthy
about what is happening in society today. I hear every day from rank and file Democrats saying that they will never vote for Democrats again because of what the Democratic leaders are doing here.

In addition, there are a number of explicitly feminist organizations, such as Women’s Declaration International and the Women’s Liberation Front, whose aim is to fight the erosion of the gender-based rights of women and girls and to other forms of gender-based oppression. , including pornography, prostitution and restrictions on abortion. (I served on the WoLF Board of Directors from 2016 to 2020 and am now President of the American Chapter of WDI.) They do so from a radical feminist analysis of the class oppression of women and girls on the basis of gender and I would agree with most Republicans that allowing men who claim to “identify as women” to compete with women is an affront to equal rights that feminists have worked so long to get.

Much of the mainstream media also deceptively uses language designed to confuse us all. Media uses of phrases such as “transgender athlete”, “transgender children” and “transgender prisoner” and gender-wrong pronouns are deliberately designed to manipulate readers into questioning their own sense of what is true. . Don’t let them get away with it. Every time someone uses language that obscures the truth, we are contributing to the lie. Let’s all commit to using language based on material reality instead.

I hope that today people from all political backgrounds will make noise about the importance of women’s sport. Please talk with your friends and family about the parody set in Atlanta. Contact your elected officials and tell them that you oppose it. If you’re not doing anything else today, please listen to the


voice
from the mother of an Ivy League swimmer who faced and lost to Thomas at the Ivy League Championships last month. Hear her talk about what it was like to watch her daughter lose to a man. Share the video.

If people from all political backgrounds step up and say no to men in women’s sport, no to the language of ‘gender identity’ and no to the abolition of sex, we will win.

Kara Dansky is a speaker, writer and consultant who is committed to protecting the rights, privacy and safety of women and girls on the basis of gender in law and throughout society and the author of The abolition of sex: how the “transgender” agenda harms women and girls. She is president of the American section of Women’s Declaration International.

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Protests against Biden come from both sides of the political spectrum https://juryteam.org/protests-against-biden-come-from-both-sides-of-the-political-spectrum/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 22:38:02 +0000 https://juryteam.org/protests-against-biden-come-from-both-sides-of-the-political-spectrum/ Opponents gathered along Belknap Street and Hammond Avenue to wave Donald Trump campaign flags and signs, some of which contained vulgar messages about Biden. Other protesters from the National Wildlife Federation and Honor the Earth gathered at the Douglas County Courthouse to criticize Biden for not stopping the Line 5 pipeline diversion project in northern […]]]>

Opponents gathered along Belknap Street and Hammond Avenue to wave Donald Trump campaign flags and signs, some of which contained vulgar messages about Biden.

Other protesters from the National Wildlife Federation and Honor the Earth gathered at the Douglas County Courthouse to criticize Biden for not stopping the Line 5 pipeline diversion project in northern Wisconsin.

“Obviously the Build Back Better Act is in play right now as part of this conversation, and we’re here to support that. But we’re also here to talk about the…Line 5 pipeline and shut it down. because it’s, you know, a threat to drinking water and it’s a threat to our climate,” said Jeremy Gragert of the National Wildlife Foundation.

Republican Rep. Tom Tiffany, who represents Superior in Congress, also criticized Biden on the pipelines, but for the opposite reason: He thinks Biden doesn’t support them enough.

“On January 20, 2021, it closed the Keystone [XL] Pipeline. And he kept saying we’re not going to produce power in America. And that put us in a weak spot. And we see leaders around the world, tyrants like Vladimir Putin, now taking advantage of America because of our weakness,” Tiffany said.

“Let’s get America back to energy independence because it affects us right here in the twin ports, because you come here, everything falls into place in North America.

Tiffany also criticized Biden for his administration’s decision to cancel leases for Twin Metals’ proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota.

Meanwhile, Enbridge responded to the protests with a statement reiterating that the pipeline is being moved at the request of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and plans to spend $46 million on the $450 million project for contracts. with indigenous-owned businesses.

“Line 5 is a lifeline to propane and other energy sources for the upper Midwest. Agreement has been reached with 100% of landowners along the proposed new route,” Enbridge wrote.

The company said construction will move forward once all permits have been received.

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People from all political walks of life react to Biden’s State of the Union » WDET 101.9 FM https://juryteam.org/people-from-all-political-walks-of-life-react-to-bidens-state-of-the-union-wdet-101-9-fm/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 18:42:24 +0000 https://juryteam.org/people-from-all-political-walks-of-life-react-to-bidens-state-of-the-union-wdet-101-9-fm/ detroit today President Joe Biden discussed major political issues and urged the world to stand up to russia in his first State of the Union address. There were many different perspectives on the speech and the meaning of the prayer itself. “We need people who understand and have empathy for the importance of child care, […]]]>

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President Joe Biden discussed major political issues and urged the world to stand up to russia in his first State of the Union address. There were many different perspectives on the speech and the meaning of the prayer itself.

“We need people who understand and have empathy for the importance of child care, the importance of the child tax credit and so much more,” says Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib , pushing the president to pass major legislation that changes the lives of average Americans. .


Hear: what various politicians thought of the first State of the Union address.



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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is a Detroit Democrat representing Michigan’s 13th district. She gave the Working Families Party’s response to last night’s State of the Union address. Talib says she wanted to speak to average Americans who have struggled during the pandemic and hopes to help elect more progressives to alleviate that suffering.

“We need people who understand and understand the importance of child care, the importance of the child tax credit and much more,” says Tlaib.

US Senator Gary Peters is a Democrat from Michigan. Peters says the president has done a good job, especially with his support for economic sanctions against Russia.

“They’re going to be important,” Peters says. “The Russian people will feel the cost of these sanctions and I hope this can put pressure on Mr. Putin.”

John Truscott is the CEO of public relations firm Truscott Rossman and worked on George W. Bush’s presidential transition team in 2000. Truscott says Biden’s speech was disappointing.

“I think the bottom line,” Truscott says, “for him and for Democrats heading into a midterm — there was nothing in his speech that’s going to move the needle.”

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Lawmakers from all political walks of life react to Biden’s State of the Union https://juryteam.org/lawmakers-from-all-political-walks-of-life-react-to-bidens-state-of-the-union/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 05:23:54 +0000 https://juryteam.org/lawmakers-from-all-political-walks-of-life-react-to-bidens-state-of-the-union/ Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds deliver the GOP response at the State of the Union, President Biden said, and Democrats ‘sent us back in time to the late ’70s and early ’80s’ with reminders of runaway inflation, violent crime and a time when “the Soviet army was trying to redraw the map of the world.” The […]]]>

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds deliver the GOP response at the State of the Union, President Biden said, and Democrats ‘sent us back in time to the late ’70s and early ’80s’ with reminders of runaway inflation, violent crime and a time when “the Soviet army was trying to redraw the map of the world.”

The big picture: Reynolds’ speech, reflecting the themes Republicans will campaign on as they seek to regain control of Congress midterm, was just one of many responses to Biden’s speech.

What they say : Reynolds said Republicans were leading a “pro-parent, pro-family revolution” as Republicans campaigned on a parent’s bill of rights and fought to take control of school boards.

  • “They have the right to know and have a say in what their children are taught.”
  • Tlaib centered her speech on Biden’s Build Back Better spending plan, though she acknowledged he was “stuck” in the Senate.
  • “Mr. President, the work is unfinished. But we are ready to relaunch our efforts,” she said, while praising parts of her program that have passed.

Gottheimer and Fitzpatrick took note of the scarcity of a bipartisan State of the Union response. “It’s not something you see very often,” Fitzpatrick said.

  • Gottheimer said lawmakers should try to compromise on policy and get “80% of something, rather than 100% of nothing.”
  • Allred said the Black Caucus is “committed to implementing the President’s agenda,” specifically Build Back Better. “We call on the Senate to take up this bill and lay it on President Biden’s desk for him to sign into law.”
  • Greene called his response “the real state of the union. The state of the union that the media is trying to hide from you. Joe Biden’s state of America,” taking aim at the “authoritarian Democratic policies of stopping the pandemic”.
  • Regarding Ukraine, Greene criticized Biden for sending troops to Eastern Europe to “defend another country’s border”, accusing “war hawks, globalist elites and neo-conservatives” of ” beat the drums of war”.
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