Brent Budowksy: Obama continues to periodically lapse into ridicule and derision of liberals and labor, as he did during the recent trade debate.
Elections and Campaigns
ast December, as Jeb Bush prepared for his presidential bid, reports about his financial dealings revealed that, according to the L.A. Times: “Bush and his partners also set up two other funds. BH Logistics raised $26 million and invested it in Dorian LPG Ltd., a shipping company incorporated last year in the Marshall Islands to […]
Rev. Irene Monroe: Victory comes backlash. This change in law will not come easy. A movement is already afoot with a 50-state plan to pass “Religious Freedom Restoration” acts to roll back progress.
Rosemary Joyce: The legal debates about marriage equality, in California, in other states, and in Washington, have consistently highlighted the indignities that anti-marriage equality arguments introduced.
View image | gettyimages.com History and humanity? Sure. But here’s WHY it happened uling 5 to 4, the US Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry — no matter where they live — and the 14 states that had refused to recognize it may no longer […]
Lawrence Wittner: If gun murders simply reflect a turning away from God, though, it’s hard to understand why gun violence is so much more prevalent in the United States than in other economically developed countries.
Jennie Pasquarella: ICE has not corrected the fundamental failings of the immigration detainer, which makes compliance with it unconstitutional.
Stephanie Jones-Rogers: The truth is that, for most of our nation’s history, many of the people who we consider to be “white” today, would be “colored,” “Negro,” or “black” in times past.
Robert Gordh: If discrimination completely disappeared, immense gaps of inequality would still yawn between the levels of well being for whites and blacks in important areas of life, including, but not confined to, economics, health, education, and criminal justice.
David Love: President Obama—or Reverend President—has captured America’s attention on racial inequality. He must make the issue his central theme for his remaining time in office.
Scott Prosterman: Berkeley rents have risen between 10-30% over the past year. This is a shocking “low-ball” estimate. The past six months have left me researching rental housing options again, and I’m finding more like a 50%+ increase in that time.
Peter Laarman: What begins in the column as praise for Francis ends as a patronizing lecture on the virtuous dynamism of the market system