Social Issues

Circuit Court Win for Religious Freedom on Gay Marriage

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously on Thursday that a Mississippi law that protects religious liberty and the rights of …

Equality

Religious freedom isn’t just for Hobby Lobby — it’s for indigenous rights, too

The fight against DAPL continues<p>Last week, the Standing Rock Sioux celebrated what they believe is a ground-breaking legal victory in the protracted fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.<p>A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the National …

Equality

Republicans’ Obamacare repeal would be one of the biggest cuts to the social safety net in history

The Senate Republican health-care bill would go beyond repealing parts of Obamacare to drastically restructure Medicaid. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Throughout the modern history of Congress, lawmakers have inexorably expanded progressive social policies, and while conservatives have …

Equality

Why Isn't Gay Marriage Legalized in Germany Yet?

<i>Germany was once a leader in gay rights, but under the 12-year rule of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party,</i> …

Equality

Jay-Z: We Must Use Our Voices, Platforms To Demand Social Justice

"Think small, and you can do much bigger things,” the rapper wrote in a new essay.<p>Jay-Z understands the power of his voice when it comes to speaking out against injustice, and he’s pushing for more people to use theirs to help bring about social change.<p>“Look around at what’s happening in your town …

Social Justice

Will the Supreme Court erode LGBT rights?

A Supreme Court shaped by President Donald Trump, especially if and when Justice Anthony Kennedy retires, could not only block progress but actually …

Equality

Trump supporters and the empathy gap

In a mammoth survey of <b>40,000</b> Americans in all 50 states, Public Religion Research Institute found that “only half (50%) of white Americans believe blacks face a lot of discrimination, while roughly as many (47%) say this is not the case. Majorities of black Americans (85%), Hispanics (66%), …

Equality

How Trump defends his Goldman Sachs advisers: "I just don't want a poor person"

On Wednesday night, at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, President Donald Trump made a remarkable statement: Poor people, he claimed, have no business making public policy.<p>Defending his choice of former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn as his top economic adviser, and billionaire financier Wilbur …

Equality

Cities Must Tackle Longevity Inequality

Why would a baby boy born in Fairfax County, Va., expect to live nearly 18 years longer than one born 350 miles away in McDowell County, W. Va.? This question, prompted by the results of a 2013 study, underscores a disturbing reality: America is a land of longevity inequality, with many communities …

Equality

The hateful tactics of the GOP won't work much longer.

The Public Religion Research Institute revealed a rather surprising finding in its latest survey, and it has to do with religious business owners …

Equality

The Wealthiest Americans Keep Making Money While Inequality Grows

<i>Disposable Americans</i> shows the impact of extreme capitalism on children; on the poor and the sick and the elderly; on people of color; on women; on …

Equality

Consider this…

<b>Theresa May, arsonist</b><p>Are you aware that Theresa May, UK Prime Minister, set fire to a residential tower in Kensington, London? She must have, because the UK media and sections of the public are hounding her as if she did. As the feeding frenzy unfolds I am travelling in the UK, and the coverage is …

Social Housing

Federal Appeals Court Reverses Ruling on Mississippi 'Religious Objections' Law

A federal appeals court reversed a lower-court ruling Thursday that temporarily blocked a 2016 Mississippi law that permits state workers and businesses to refuse services to gay people on religious grounds.<p>The Fifth U.S. Court of Appeals said that plaintiffs who had challenged the law known by the …

Equality

Trump says poor people shouldn’t be involved in economic policy

“In those particular positions, I just don’t want a poor person.”<p>The next presidential election is more than 3 years away, but President Trump is …

Equality

The Senate healthcare bill cuts taxes for millions of middle-income families

The poorly-named Affordable Care Act imposed a long list of tax hikes on families and businesses. Fortunately, the Senate Obamacare repeal bill …

Equality

The Kids are Socialists Because Capitalism is Dickslapping the Planet

Capitalism doesn’t have a plan you know. It only goes in one direction and it doesn’t care what you want.<p>The most advanced capitalist states are …

Equality

Minneapolis might get a $15 minimum wage, but restaurant workers aren't celebrating

The Minneapolis City Council publicly debuted Thursday a draft ordinance for a citywide $15 minimum wage, but some residents aren't ready to …

Equality

Why the Liberal Elite Will Never Check Its Privilege

'Social justice' is just another form of noblesse oblige. And it enhances your career prospects, too.<p>Karen Kipple’s “greatest wish in the world” is …

Social Justice

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Just Signed an Anti-Child Marriage Law

Ready for this insane statistic? According to Pew Research Center, child marriage is allowed in 36 states, where there is no restriction on how young a child can marry with the permission of a judge. However, thanks to a new bill in the state of New York, that law will change.<p>On Tuesday, New York …

Equality

Ted Cruz Just Got Owned By Alyssa Milano

No, senator, she doesn't want you to hug her.<p>Ted Cruz (R-Texas) needs to have more chill.<p>On Thursday, the senator inexplicably responded to a tweet about hugging from actress Alyssa Milano on Wednesday night.<p>Milano’s initial tweet called for a “group hug” and appears to have been her response to …

Social Justice

Opposite Sides of Cultural War Meet to Debate Religious Liberty and Discrimination: Here Is What They Said

Amid the ongoing national debate about religious liberty and discrimination, two conservatives and a liberal wrote a book to present their views and …

Equality

State capture fails the black middle class

POLITICS<p>South Africa’s middle class (white and black) has always been a creation of the state, but the method used to create a white middle class …

Equality

Canada’s indigenous people don’t need sanction of ‘settler saviours’

From the inquiry on murdered and missing indigenous women and girls to pipelines to the legacies of the Indian residential school system, water …

Social Justice

Seattle's high minimum wage hasn't cost jobs, study finds

less<p>Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs, according to a study released Tuesday.<p>The …

Equality

Luxury Kensington Row residents complain Grenfell Tower victims 'will lower house prices'

Not all residents welcoming news that people left homeless by fire will be moved to housing block.<p>Some residents of the luxury apartment block in …

Social Housing

Nonprofit Tracker Smears Dozens of Conservative Organizations as ‘Hate Groups’

The nation’s leading source of information on U.S. charities faces mounting criticism for using a controversial “hate group” designation in listings …

Social Justice

Minimum Wage Laws are Destroying Jobs -- Just as Predicted

Posted: Jun 22, 2017 12:01 AM<p>In the '60s my parents opened a small diner near downtown Los Angeles. As a child, I watched my parents sitting at the …

Equality

Most Americans Don't Think Religious-Based Discrimination Should Be Lawful

Last week, the governor of Texas signed into law a bill that allows faith-based adoption groups to deny services “under circumstances that conflict …

Equality

Is the Government really providing luxury flats for Grenfell survivors?

The Government announced yesterday that it will provide 68 permanent new homes to house those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.<p>They will be part …

Social Housing

Threats: Social Engineering and Malicious Spam Dominate

sponsored by<p>Exploits Kits, Once Formidable, Continue to Decline Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • June 22, 2017<p>Good news: Exploits kits remain in …

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