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|This week in the war on workers: Death on the job
This week, in honor of Workers Memorial Day, the AFL-CIO released its Death on the Job report. Some facts: In ...
|View from the left—the scourge of inequality persists
While I scrambled to assemble posts this week about the ...
|Top Comments: Non-Story Story of the Week Edition||Chrislove||05/01/2015||44|
|Right-Wing Broadcaster Warns of "Fireballs From Space" Because of Same-Sex Marriage
You know, nothing gives my Gay ego a big-fat ol' stiffy like reading how right-wing fake Christians have given the LGBT community the power over weather, the earth, volcanoes, and terrorism. And now,
|Baltimore's curfew hits service workers and small businesses hard
If you work something close to a 9-5 schedule, a 10 p.m. ...
|Maggie Gallagher Pens Letter To Justice Anthony Kennedy Regarding Marriage Equality
Maggie Gallagher has penned a letter to Justice Kennedy and it is published in the National Review . In it she states four reasons she believes that Justice Kennedy should affirm the Sixth Circuit'...
|Daily Kos Labor digest: Port truck drivers explain why they're striking
Here's more on the strike. In other news: University of Chicago nurses narrowly avert a strike . Here are all the ...
|Jeb Bush's tricky gay tightrope walk
When it comes to same-sex marriage and LGBT issues, Jeb Bush has been walking the ...
|Screw $10.10, Democrats now pushing for a $12 minimum wage
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) ...
|Jon Stewart and his wife bought a farm, plan to create an animal sanctuary
Farmer Jon? Jon Stewart is ...
|Georgia pastor has a message for the gay community: 'Homosexuality is a death worthy crime'
Religious extremism on display in Georgia The American Taliban is alive and well in Georgia. This time in the town of Milledgeville, Georgia where resident Robert ...
|Musings on the Supreme Court Case and the Issue of Sexual Orientation
During yesterday’s Supreme Court session, Chief Justice Roberts questioned whether sexual orientation even needed to be addressed in evaluating the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans and ...
|(Yet another) Anti-Gay GOP Lawmaker Caught Being Gay
Just over a week ago I posted a story about a group of PA high school students who held an "Anti-Gay" day at their school as a counter to the National Day of Silence. I caught quite a bit of flack ...
|Responses To The SCOTUS Marriage Equality Hearing Along With A Few Predictions
In the aftermath of the SCOTUS oral arguments in the marriage equality cases heard yesterday, much of the national media is reporting that the SCOTUS justices are "divided" on the issue of ...
|Obergefell & Justices Roberts & Kennedy
A few caveats, before I get going. First of all, I do not presently practice in the Constitutional law/civil rights field. I am basing this primarily on my memory of my law school coursework on ...
|Tissue alert: Lesbian moms learn sign language for their newly adopted daughter
This is apparently a first —an American bank featuring an LGBT couple in a national ad. Wells Fargo follows the couple as they learn sign language for their newly adopted daughter, who is deaf. "
|The Great Gay North
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments whether there is a Constitutional right to gay marriage, some conservative justices have expressed their ambivalence about leading the country into what ...
|Delicious irony: Ted Cruz dodged chance to argue against gays in landmark case, Lawrence v. Texas
It appears that the champion of all that is sacred and ...
|Anti-marriage lawyer BUSTED repeating GOP lie to SCOTUS
As I wrote previously, there were some bald-face lies in the Michigan attorney general's brief to the Supreme Court in the DeBoer v Snyder case. (This was the Michigan instance of the four marriage ...
|Texas Republican ties gay marriage to Baltimore riots
Oh no, the horror. And so on.
|It's not about the kids silly, or even about same-sex marriage. It's about the patriarchy.
I was listening to the oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges yesterday, paying particular attention to the arguments on the "other side". Most of them revolved around "the kids" in some way, and ...
|Michigan AG Schuette's hired gun paid $50K to tell SCOTUS gay marriage creates unwed mothers
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . There is a great deal of speculation on how the Supreme Court will decide the case of Obergefell v. Hodges , the case that will likely decide once and for ...
|Anti-Gay ND Lawmaker Caught Sending Nude Pics To Another Man Via Grindr
Some folks within the LGBT community clearly still harbor quite a bit self-hatred. Take for instance this North Dakota lawmaker who has been caught sending nude photos of himself to another man on ...
|How did Justice Scalia ever get appointed?
How did Justice Scalia ever get appointed to the Supreme Court when he obviously does NOT even understand the Constitution he swore to uphold? Listen to the following oral arguments where Scalia ...
|Riots: From Stonewall to Baltimore
The unrest in Baltimore, brought on by the death of Freddie Gray, has been the source of a lot of commentary in the world of social media. My Facebook feed is full of people offering their opinions ...
|Will a SCOTUS decision in favor of marriage equality help GOP firebrands ignite their base?
For a while now, the conventional wisdom of more moderate Republican pundits has held that a Supreme Court decision striking down ...
|Daily Kos Labor digest: Massachusetts takes over city's schools despite protest
Despite the hundreds of community members who turned out Monday to protest and testify against a state takeover of schools in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary ...
|After tough early questioning by the justices, marriage equality supporters heartened by outcome
Johno Espejo (left) and Matthew Mansell, a plaintiff couple in the marriage equality case, being interviewed outside the Supreme Court.
|Bumble Bee Foods faces charges for worker killed in pressure cooker
Here's something you may find less than appetizing after reading this story. What does it take for criminal charges to be filed in a workplace death? ...
|Four big moments from inside the Supreme Court marriage cases||Kerry Eleveld||04/28/2015||129|
|How Apple single-handedly lays waste to conservative ideology||kos||04/28/2015||359|
|Democrats push for higher wages for Senate janitors and cafeteria workers
Days after Senate janitors and cafeteria workers walked out to protest low wages, and after one janitor's homelessness made news, ...
|Marriage Equality At The Supreme Court Via Twitter
I got up this morning, turned on the computer, logged on to twitter, and my twitter feed was going crazy with tweets about marriage equality at the Supreme Court, Here are some of them. ...
|Trumka: 'Will our candidates listen' to workers' concerns in 2016 race?
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka The union movement is beginning its traditional campaign season dance with Democrats, in which union leaders push Democratic candidates to make working ...
|A Very Simple Argument In Support Of Same-sex Marriage
Ever since the Supreme Court decided to take up the issue of same-sex marriage, a vast pool of arguments, both legal and moral, have been made to defend or attack the virtues of same-sex marriage. ...
|The U.S. Supreme Court hears marriage equality arguments today!
Gay marriage supporters hold a gay rights ...
|Chipotle to stop serving genetically altered food
There are a lot of urgent issues out there today but when we win a small victory we need to acknowledge it because they are too few and far between. Having a large corporate food industry entity ...
|KY State Judge Rules That Religious Freedom Gives T-Shirt Co. Right To Discriminate Against Gay Org
A Kentucky state circuit judge has ruled that a t-shirt company has the right to discriminate against a gay organization because of sincerely held religious beliefs. From Think Progress :
|Genital Assessment Yunit for PPPA
Last week, a ballot initiative (15-0019) was proposed, which would award cash to citizens for policing transgender bathroom use. Based on a comment I made last week , I decided to go to the Privacy ...
|The Lusty Meatless Monday
Who knew that the easiest and most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (pdf) to slow the worst effects of climate change could also be your simplest route to a lusty, sexy you. It ...
|This week in the war on workers: The scary GOP plan for transportation funding
There are 61,000 structurally deficient bridges in the United States, and this is what congressional Republicans want to do to transportation funding:
|Teacher explains how standardized testing is hurting her first graders
A New York teacher has written a remarkable letter to Diane Ravitch explaining how the focus on standardized testing is hurting her students. Her first-grade students . Even though these kids won'...
|The economy is increasingly rigged against workers with less education
It probably won't come as a surprise that less-educated American workers have been struggling to make a living in recent years, but the ...
|Scott Walker and Chris Christie show off the GOP's job-creation chops
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Republicans have been itching to show how much better ...
|Daily Kos Labor digest: Wage theft, expendable workers, and taking on the chain||Laura Clawson||04/23/2015||2|
|Taco Bell brings 6,000 tacos to Capitol Hill in annual lobbying event
Don't say the fast food industry never did anything for all that it gets from Congress, like a low minimum wage and support in the industry's efforts to keep workers from organizing unions or ...
|Macca's Meatless Monday: All we are saying is give Earth a chance
This is a redux of my 2013 Earth Day series post. Enjoy! Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment.
|Judge approves NFL concussion settlement
A federal judge has approved ...
|Senate janitors and cooks walk out in fight for $15
Contract workers in federal buildings once again walked out and rallied with supporters on Wednesday as they continue pressing the federal government to raise employment standards. Workers ...
|$70,000 minimum pay turns out to be good for business
Remember Dan Price, the CEO who cut his own pay to raise the minimum annual pay at his company to $70,...
|Daily Kos Labor digest: Fair shares and Common Core concerns
Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled legislature is trying to pass a law that would block Philadelphia's paid sick leave law retroactively and prevent other cities and towns in the state from ...
|Workers say Walmart closed stores to retaliate against activists
Workers strike at the ...
|For every burger skipped, you save enough water to shower with for the next 3.5 weeks!
Earth Day is Wednesday April 22. The best way to celebrate our beautiful planet is to do no more harm; to reduce our carbon footprint so that we become a part of the solution to ...
|Not just fast food: Full-service restaurant chains pay poverty wages, too
Fast food isn't the only part of the restaurant industry where workers are seriously underpaid. A recent report from the ...
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