Published Articles by Doris Weatherford

Democracy Used to Be a Dirty Word

March 18, 2013

Any one who lived through the civil rights movement for black Americans understands that “states’ rights” was a convenient code for racism. Conservative politicians railed that legal changes to protect the inalienable rights of African Americans were a violation of “states’ rights.” (more…)

The Violence Against Women Act

March 5, 2013

The final vote was overwhelmingly positive, with 286 in favor and 138 opposed. I’m talking about recent House passage of the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which went to President Obama’s desk for his promised signature on the last day of February, 2013. All 138 votes in opposition were Republicans. (more…)

March 3rd Centennials

March 3, 2013

March 3 marked two important centennials, but except for short references in specialized news sources, it passed largely unnoticed. Let me tell you why the date is significant. (more…)


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