Social Justice

Anti-LGBTQ lawmaker resigns over gay sex scandal

Republican Ohio state representative Wesley Goodman may have also previously assaulted an 18-year-old<p>A vocally anti-LGBTQ lawmaker has resigned his position after being caught having sex with another man. Wesley Goodman, a Republican Ohio state representative serving his first term, resigned …

News

Opinion | The unbearable hypocrisy of Roy Moore's Christian rhetoric

The unbearable hypocrisy of Roy Moore's Christian rhetoric<p>This isn't Christianity, it's an extreme form of Republican religionism.<p>by Rev. Dr. William Barber / Nov.18.2017 / 9:04 AM ET<p>Image: Embattled GOP Senate Candidate Judge Roy Moore Attends Church Revival Service At Baptist Church In Jackson, …

Religion

Candid Wall Street barons worry that GOP tax plan will lead to literal euthanasia of the rentier

In 1936, John Maynard Keynes suggested that a fair economic system would lead to "the euthanasia of the rentier, and, consequently, the euthanasia of …

Equality

The G.O.P. Is Fooling Itself on Taxes

The Republican Party seems to have backed itself into a corner on tax policy.<p>After the failure of their health care plan, President Trump and congressional leaders have understandably decided that they need a win. If they somehow fail to pass a tax cut, they will anger their base and their donors …

Opinion

The GOP Tax Plan Has The Wrong Real Winners And Losers

There is no question the system of taxation is flawed in the USA and needs attention.<p>But the question on the table is if the current GOP plans on the …

Business

Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach.<p>This is complicated terrain with lots of exceptions, and the recent scandals involving …

Opinion

AL Gov. Doesn’t ‘Disbelieve’ Moore’s Accusers, But Will Vote for Him Anyway

Any remaining doubt that too many Alabama Republicans think being a Democrat is worse than being an accused pedophile was put to rest on Friday.<p>GOP …

Liberal View

Roy Moore Was Just Hit With A Bar Complaint For Witness Intimidation

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore just got slapped with a serious Alabama bar complaint about his very public attempts shame and intimidate the …

Equality

The Fatal Flaw in the GOP Tax Plan Has Nothing to Do With the Middle Class

Even if the wealthy are its biggest beneficiaries, there's a much bigger problem.<p>Following nearly 10 months in the Oval Office, President Trump and …

Investing

Dispatch from Alabama: 'Roy Moore plays into the stereotypes the rest of the world has about us'

Many Alabama Republicans remain loyal to the embattled Senate candidate – but others resent the way Moore’s behaviour reinforces the cliches about their state<p>Two young boys in suits and ties, and two young girls in dresses, sang about the love of God. A woman turned to the person next to her and …

Politics

Walmart is betting against the middle class — and it's a brilliant strategy

<b>Video by CNBC</b><p>Quotes in the article<p>Wal-Mart Stores IncWMT▼97.47-2.15-2.16%<p>Walmart is on a tear.<p>The company's stock soared more than 10% on Thursday …

Equality

The 25 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal

2017 has been a big year for LGBTQI rights.<p>Both Malta and Germany legalized same-sex marriage and, this week, Australia made big strides towards doing so as well.<p>In a nation-wide postal poll, 61.6% of Australian voters said they were in favor of same-sex marriage, ensuring the federal government …

Equality

We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates review – on white supremacy

Trump’s election was a case of erasing a black president with extreme prejudice, argues the hugely influential writer in this essay collection on race in the US<p>It is no surprise that the election of the first black president of the United States would occasion much thinking, writing and talking …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Roy Moore sided with men accused of sexual crimes in 13 of 20 cases

Roy Moore has a record of being "sharply conservative on social issues but occasionally sympathetic to convicted criminals," according to the New …

U.S. Politics

Ohio Supreme Court justice under fire after bizarre Facebook post detailing sexual exploits

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying Friday …

World News

If Parents In Taiwan Are OK With Their Kids' Sex Ed Class, Why Are Others So Upset?

Two dozen third-graders wiggle in their seats. Their attention is on their teacher — up front. He has a question for them: How many know about condoms? About half of the class raise their hands. The students are fixed on his talk — a lesson on sexual education and gender equality.<p>Everyone inside …

World News

Bigotry’s leader

The New School’s holding a forum of “antisemites on antisemitism” makes as much sense as a KKK forum on civil rights.<p>The New School, a …

Opinion

Article: The Roy Moore Debacle in Alabama Is a Showcase of the GOP's Playbook to Rig Elections

From Alternet<p>- Advertisement -<p><i>This time there's no fake Democratic threat, just a Republican they want to stop any way they can.</i><p>(Image by Photo …

Liberal View

Why the U.S. Fails at Worker Training

Automation and globalization are making some workers’ skills obsolete. Why can’t the federal government figure out how to successfully prepare Americans for the future?<p>When asked about Donald Trump’s June 2017 executive order calling for the expansion of apprenticeships, Anthony Carnevale says it’s …

Education

Outrage as George Michael mural defaced in Sydney after Australia votes for gay marriage - Mirror Online

A mural of pop legend George Michael has been defaced in Sydney after Australia voted in favour of same-sex marriage.<p>A witness told the Mirror how …

Equality

Cory Bernardi: No campaign against same-sex marriage was 'extraordinary success'

‘That is a fantastic start,’ thr senator told 700 delegates at the Australian Christian Lobby’s national conference on Saturday<p>The campaign against same-sex marriage in Australia was an “extraordinary success” despite losing the national postal survey, crossbench senator Cory Bernardi has said.<p>The …

Cory Bernardi

Joy Reid Tears Into Pastor Mark Burns For Defending Roy Moore: ‘Aren’t You a Moral Leader?’

Remember Pastor <b>Mark Burns</b>? He’s the black Trump-supporting pastor who tweeted out a cartoon of Hillary Clinton in blackface. Following that …

Equality

Roy Moore Is Guilty Of Abusing Girls And Religion

Roy Moore is guilty of sex assault and abusing Christianity and language about God.<p>In the philosophy of language, we learn the simple truth that the meaning of a word is how it’s used in a sentence. The same lesson can be applied to religion—with the meaning of religious language best understood by …

Religion

Surrogate mother ordered to hand baby over to gay parents

A court has ordered that a surrogate mother hand over the baby to its intended gay parents.<p>The mother was told on Friday that the 18-month-old’s …

Pregnancy

Brookline attorney files complaint in Alabama urging Roy Moore’s law license be revoked

As sexual assault allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore continue to make national headlines, one Brookline attorney decided it was time to …

Boston

Married, Anti-LGBT Ohio Politician Resigns After Being Caught Having GAY SEX In His Office!

Oops!!!! Ohio state representative Wes Goodman resigned his seat in the state's House this week after "inappropriate behavior" occurring in his …

Equality

Roy Moore loves homophobes and they love him

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Liberal View

Roy Moore Is Not The Cure For Judicial Supremacy

One of the arguments made by serious conservatives in favor of Roy Moore – at least before his campaign was consumed by stories of sexual impropriety …

Equality

As Woman After Woman Accuses Roy Moore of Misconduct, One Leads His Defense

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — With the furor over sexual misconduct allegations against Roy S. Moore only growing, it was his wife, Kayla Moore, who was at center stage on the Alabama Capitol steps on Friday, her gold cross earrings glinting in the sun as she defiantly defended her husband.<p>“Let me set the …

U.S. Politics

Progressive Policies Make Philanthropy Less Effective

Thanksgiving and Christmas are arguably two of the most philanthropic times of the year. As the holiday season approaches, the spirit of giving will …

Equality