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.