Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: The Navy acknowledged that they were wrong and we were right. And they didn’t ask for confidentially about the payment. Melanie has the absolute right to speak out about how she stood up for her rights.
Rankism, a term coined by physicist, educator, and citizen diplomat Robert W. Fuller, is used to describe "abusive, discriminatory, or exploitative behavior towards people because of their rank in a particular hierarchy". According to Fuller rank-based abuse underlies many other phenomena such as bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia.
Jessica Goodheart: In Robert Jimenez’s day, California was second only to Michigan in auto manufacturing, and homeownership was a much more attainable aspiration. “We are what’s left of the middle class,” he says.
Tony Butka: Writing decisions over matters they know nothing about is simply part of the job description of a Supreme Court Justice.
Berry Craig: If a picture is worth a thousand words, the one showing Mitch McConnell about to shake hands with Neil Gorsuch should hang in every union hall.
Sikivu Hutchinson: By gutting the right of unions to be compensated for collective bargaining and organizing, the Janus decision could reverse decades of gains for American workers.
Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: “I had planned to cover the history of LGBT rights in America, with some international focus as well,” said Nathan, a South Africa native who volunteers virtually full time with the African Human Rights Coalition.
Lisa Bloom: Ms. Nathan turned down other opportunities in reliance on the Navy’s written promise that all aspects of her proposal were accepted.
Michael Hertz: Compare what the Supreme Court did in connection with conflicts between religious rights and racial discrimination in 1968 and religious rights and gender discrimination in 2018 and you can see how America has declined.
Irene Monroe: While the Justices also did not say the decision will not influence opponents of same-sex marriages, like photographers, florists, wedding planners, wedding venues, honeymoon resorts, to name a few, Justice Kennedy’s narrow ruling, no doubt, will keep this debate going.
Irene Monroe: Pride parades will be taking place across the country this month. And, as we all rev up for this year’s festivities, so, too, will the fault lines of race, gender identity and class emerge.
Marcy Winograd: Over a thousand union members and supporters joined Bernie in demanding the “Happiest Place on Earth” not treat its low-paid workers so miserably.
Dahlia Ferlito: I find myself wondering why our community has been so quick to welcome LAPD’s participation in our events while it’s repressive tactics continue, unabated, toward other vulnerable groups in our city, primarily LA’s Black and Brown communities.
RJ Eskow: The court’s conservatives are now an openly partisan cadre. They’re political operatives, not jurists. They’re part of a vast and well-funded Republican machine that seeks to screw American workers so it can further enrich its wealthy patrons.