Eric A. Gordon: The strong manufactured populist opposition to immigration and the potential for upsetting historic racial majorities has led to a shortage of workers to keep the economy going.
Eric A. Gordon: That total includes hotel, restaurant and bar tabs the former congressman laid out for his five mistresses—at least one of them at Washington, D.C.’s appropriately named Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel.
Eric A. Gordon: The spirit was strong and militant, and the speakers forceful and energizing. People of all ages marched, including babes in arms. People held clever signs and images. “We are not ovary-acting,” read one.
Eric A. Gordon: Israel has only “delegitimized” itself by continuing its campaign of expulsion, unequal treatment of its Palestinian citizens, annexation and occupation of Palestinian lands in the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights, flouting international law.
Eric A. Gordon: Don’t Republicans and Democrats alike have wives, sisters, and daughters who would all equally benefit from enlightened reproductive rights policies?
Eric A. Gordon: California Democrats had a banner year that election cycle: Out of 14 Congressional seats held by Republicans in the state, Democratic candidates defeated seven. But not Hunter.
Eric A. Gordon: Last weekend, during the Los Angeles Times-USC Festival of Books, a vast literary event which took place on campus, a Tent City at USC appeared on Jefferson Blvd. just outside the campus gates.
Eric A. Gordon: Omar committed the cardinal sin of daring to say out loud what every member of Congress knows, that AIPAC funnels significant campaign contributions to politicians who will unconditionally support to Israel’s priorities.
Eric A. Gordon: Members of the public, and the teachers themselves, had to ask why it took a painful, costly strike affecting 600,000 students and their families, to achieve what might have been won by bargaining any time over the 20 months since the expiration of the last contract.
Eric A. Gordon: Teachers did not walk alone: They had parents there and lots of their students and members of the community, all willing to get a little wet to support the cause of public education in America.
Eric A. Gordon: Almost exclusively Indigenous people who were enslaved in Mexico’s colonial era, a policy with political, economic, and religious underpinning, justified by the cynical theory that the native Indians were not exactly human beings anyway.
Eric A. Gordon: Mexican citizens waiting to catch a glimpse of the new president, snapping photographs with their mobile phones, and reaching out to touch or momentarily grasp AMLO’s outstretched hand through the back window.
Eric A. Gordon: As a result of the historic outcome of the 2018 midterm elections, new vistas for resistance and change have opened up on state and federal levels.