Eric A. Gordon: Porter and her fellow Democratic challengers aim to send an unmistakable message to the nation: “We’re looking to win not 23 seats, but 33—or 43.”
Eric A. Gordon: This second year of this city’s Left Coast Forum (LCF) kept coming around to the themes of race and class—in plenary sessions, breakout panels, in the cultural offerings, and in the lively display area where left activists of all stripes hosted booths promoting their points of view and products.
Eric A. Gordon: By creating more “facts on the ground” with each year’s growing settler encroachment on land that would have been the natural Palestinian state, Israel has been pushing steadily toward complete annexation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.
Eric Gordon: This Assembly race was the final stage of a cascade of other political events that started when California Senator Barbara Boxer retired.
Eric A. Gordon: If Trump had delivered a stirring, inspirational address—even if he had not written it himself—that called upon America’s better angels to right the country’s wrongs, the reaction across the country might well have been very different.
The LGBTQ community is now right up there in the ranks with the Trump administration’s attacks on women, healthcare, the environment, workers’ rights, religious minorities and immigrants.
Eric A. Gordon: California, Los Angeles, and at least 40 other jurisdictions in the state are declaring themselves in direct opposition to the xenophobia, and perhaps unconstitutionality, of Trump’s plans.
Eric A. Gordon: A former gangbanger and prisoner, now preacher André Scott, got a restorative laugh out of his crowd when he shouted, “Donald Trump, you make us rally together. God bless Donald Trump!”
Eric Gordon: As the secretary-treasurer of the Nevada Federation of Labor says, “When we’re union strong, we’re country strong.”
Eric Gordon: Patients discharged from serious operations register at the hotel for their recuperation and continuing care. But there is no special training for hotel workers on handling medical clientele, which can be dangerous.
Eric A. Gordon: The amazing rise of popular activism over the last year or so is an encouraging sign, especially as much of it is linked to the organized labor movement and to faith and community groups.