The “Fight for $15″ and the Return of the Vanishing Worker

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Richard Eskow: The Fight for $15 is a fine cause on its own merits. But its greatest importance may lie in the fact that it represents the return of the “vanishing worker” – which in the end means the return of our friends, our families, and our neighbors – to the American political stage.

Religion Vs. Civil Rights

Republican Anti-Gay Agenda

Steve Hochstadt: As long as the most conservative Republicans, those most likely to vote in primaries, demand that their party fight against equality for homosexuals, Republican politicians seem incapable of resisting.

You Are the Choices You Make

Abusive Relationships

Tiffany Phillips: As a kid, I didn’t have the “cookie baking” grandmother (at least not on my mom’s side). My grandmother was more the whiskey drinkin’, sharp-tongued, spitfire grandma who could be downright ornery sometimes.

I Dream of Asian America #JusticeForAkaiGurley

#JusticeForAkaiGurley

Soya Jung: For at least the last 50 years Asian Americans have been “raced” as hardworking and obedient immigrants through a model minority storyline that holds individualism, anti-Blackness, and compliance with the status quo in place. This makes our insurgency potent.

Michelle Really Needs This Surgery

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Melissa Goodman: Michelle has for years suffered severe physical and mental distress because the prison flatly refused to provide her with surgical care she needs to treat her gender dysphoria.

Penalizing Tipped Workers

Penalizing Tipped Workers

Bobbi Murray: A passage embedded in the bill that could undo local minimum wage ordinances previously approved by voters in Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco and San Jose.

Union-Busting Bigots

Indiana Bigotry

Berry Craig: For cravenly caving to the Religious Right bigots, Pence is getting what he richly deserves: the scorn of a nation.