Ivonne Rovira

Ivonne is the research director for Save Our Schools Kentucky. She previously worked for The Miami Herald, the Miami News, and The Associated Press. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

The GOP: Freedom for me, but not for thee Subscribers Public

The Radical Right is always bloviating about freedom, but the battle cry couldn’t be more meaningless. On this 4th of July, let’s see what they really mean when they use the word “freedom.”

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The GOP doesn’t understand 1776 Subscribers Public

The GOP likes to reference 1776. The problem is, they’re on the wrong side.

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Separation of church and state protects the Church Subscribers Public

Why keep church and state separate? Not only because religion can try to take over the state – but also because the state will corrupt the church.

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Repubs believe you can legislate away evil – but only the evil they care about Subscribers Public

Repubs: If we think it’s bad, we’ve got a bill for it. Gun massacres? All we’ve got is thoughts and prayers.”

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Update on the Witch Hunt Subscribers Public

Schadenfreude is terribly sweet, especially when it comes to the GOP, but I didn’t think we’d be able to savor it so soon.

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How witch hunts always end Subscribers Public

The factor that made the Salem witch trials end is at work again in Florida. Ivonne Rovira explains.

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Saying the quiet part out loud — Sedition Edition Subscribers Public

Sometimes they inadvertently give away the lie by saying the quiet part out loud.

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A Republican lexicon Subscribers Public

Many people are confused by the Right’s vocabulary. They use the same words we do, but in ways that make no sense. How can that be? Because, like Humpty Dumpty in Alice in Wonderland, words mean whatever they want them to.

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A brief history of ‘America First’ – then, and now Subscribers Public

Trump and his minions keep using the phrase “America First.” Do they know where it came from? Do YOU? Ivonne Rovira shows that the movement hasn’t really changed.

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An update from Plaintiff Rovira Subscribers Public

These anti-CRT bills violate my religious freedom. So, I’m suing.

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My 2021 Anti-Predictions: How did I do? Subscribers Public

A year ago, Ivonne Rovira made a series of anti-predictions about 2021. How did she do? Read on to find out.

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Are donors losing control of their GOP? Subscribers Public

You know things are getting interesting when Trump can overrule the uber-wealthy donors of the GOP. Are the donors losing control of their puppets?

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All about race Subscribers Public

Aren’t you tired of hearing folks who say, “You make everything all about race”? Me, too! But you know what I’m even more tired of? People who make everything all about race. I am, of course, talking about White people.

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2013 Republican Redux in 2021 Subscribers Public

What you’re seeing in Republican circles these days is a return to the strategies embodied in the 2013 Republican autopsy report: Fear. And redefining who is "White."

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The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Subscribers Public

Nothing makes a non-progressive White person bristle more than being told that they have White privilege. So perhaps a change of term might be in order. What about calling it the “Whiteness of being”?

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The actuarial tables will take care of hyper-partisanship Subscribers Public

Ruy Texeira and John Judis wrote a book in 2002 saying changing demographics and changing ideology among younger generations would create “the Emerging Democratic Majority.” But rampant stupidity may make it happen even sooner.

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