Social Justice

Republicans don't understand: Tax cuts don't spur economic growth

In decades past, there was bipartisan support for policies that laid the basis for a long period of broadly shared prosperity. Unfortunately, this consensus seems to have been replaced by the narrow-minded greed of the very rich and, insofar as they can continue to get their way, the story is not …

Economics

Why one man in Singapore was not allowed to adopt his child

<b>Gleaming Singapore is every bit the modern city, but the struggles of one father to adopt his child has shown how modern values are butting up against traditional concepts of family, writes the BBC's Yvette Tan in Singapore.</b><p>The first sound his parents ever heard him make was a loud cry.<p>After a …

Adopt

Alyssa Milano's 2018 Women’s March Speech Defines Democracy In A Way That Will Leave You Fired Up — VIDEO

On the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration, women and men across the country are participating in the 2018 Women's March. Part of the …

Alyssa Milano

This Is What People In Red States Think About The Women's March

This is what they had to say.<p>Spurred by the #metoo movement and in solidarity of other causes, women around the country took to the streets in protest on the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. We sent photographers to Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota, …

Equality

Costa Rica's First Same-Sex Marriage Suffers Bureaucratic Hitch

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica’s first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognize it until laws forbidding gay marriage are changed, setting them at odds with the president.<p>The marriage between two men was set for this Saturday after a top Latin American human …

Equality

Volume Inequality in Tetrahedron

Schur's Inequality $(x^t(x-y)(x-z)+y^t(y-z)(y-x)+z^t(z-x)(z-y)\ge 0)$<p>An Application of Schur's Inequality …

Mathematics

The lies are getting out of hand. This tax bill is great for California

Reading the news and watching television, one gets the impression that our Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is stealing from the poor to feed the rich, all …

Equality

How the Labor Movement Is Thinking Ahead to a Post-Trump World

The American labor movement, over the past four decades, has had two golden opportunities to shift the balance of power between workers and bosses — …

Ted Kennedy

Trump's Biggest Con May Be The One He Has Played On American Workers

The Donald Trump presidency is now one year old and in many respects ― the unhinged tweeting, the contempt for democratic norms, the potential collusion with a hostile foreign power ― it has been unlike any presidency in history.<p>But there is one respect in which Trump’s tenure in office has been …

Equality

How the Republicans plan to stiff your waitress

Restaurant owners may soon be pocketing your server’s tip money<p>The federal government is pushing a change in wage and hour laws that would alter how restaurant tips are collected and distributed to servers.<p>Essentially, the proposed change underscores the principle that tips belong to restaurants, …

U.S. Politics

Citizens United vs. United Citizens: The Showdown of the Century

When the US Supreme Court decided in favor of the plaintiff in the Citizens United case on January 21, 2010, did the five justices who supported it …

Liberal View

Do work requirements help lift people out of poverty?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Ann Huff Stevens is the deputy director of the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis. This analysis is …

Equality

Jeremy Grantham Exposes The Corporatocracy: America's "Run By Those Guys For Their Own Interests"

<i>Have profit margins risen to a permanently higher plateau? Are average Americans better off than they were a generation ago?</i> I had the opportunity to …

Equality

The Staggering Irony of Donald Trump's Fascination with Norway

From characterizing Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers to questioning the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate to …

Liberal View

Unmarried middle-class parents more likely to see their children drop in social status

Middle-class parents who fail to get married are more likely to see their children drop in social status as they get older, a study suggests.<p>Figures show that professional parents who are unmarried are much more likely to have a child who receives state benefits during their lives.<p>And while …

News

University Pastor Officiated a Gay Wedding—Now She Might Lose Her Job

Last April, a Chicago university pastor officiated the wedding of a gay staff member who considered her a close friend.<p>On Friday, Rev. Judy Peterson …

Equality

Demonstration held at Barrie Tim Hortons over minimum-wage clawbacks

A group of people gathered at a Barrie Tim Hortons to show disapproval over reports that the restaurant chain has been reducing employee benefits to …

Tim Hortons

US Supreme Court to review Donald Trump's latest travel ban, check for religious discrimination - Firstpost

<b>Washington:</b> The US Supreme Court has said it will review President Donald Trump's latest travel ban affecting citizens from six Muslim majority …

Equality

Calling Out Progressives’ Dubious Economic Predictions

Now more than ever, we must highlight the negative consequences of left-wing policies.<p>One of the great drawbacks of our 24/7 social-media-preoccupied …

Conservative View

What Is White Feminism? Here Are 7 Sneaky Ways It Shows Up Into Your Life

White feminism is a term that has been on the tip of everyone's tongue since actor Emma Watson addressed past criticisms of her feminism in statement …

Feminism

McKinney middle school teachers resign after posting anti-gay and anti-Islamic tweets

McKinney ISD officials said late Friday that the district has accepted the resignations of two middle school teachers who previously posted …

Texas

New report blows lid off leftist attempts to shut down conservative voices — why is Trump admin silent?

The tentacles of the progressive socialist left have become so far reaching and extensive in our nation. It’s not just what we see, such as the …

Racism

Robert Reich: Who Are the Big Winners in Trump’s Brave New World?

<i>This article first appeared on RobertReich.org.</i><p>The evidence is in: The biggest beneficiaries of the Trump-Republican tax plan are shareholders.<p>On …

Equality

Why Indiana is suddenly the center of the sports betting world's focus

While the gambling world awaits the United States Supreme Court's ruling in the New Jersey case and whether single-game sports betting will be legal …

Chris Christie

Georgia lawmakers pledge to introduce anti-LGBT adoption bill

The Georgia Senate passed a bill to reform the state's adoption laws after removing anti-LGBT language. But Republican lawmakers promised to …

Atlanta

HHS moves again to enable anti-LGBT discrimination in health care

HHS has proposed a rule to allow anti-trans discrimination in health care.On the heels of creating a new conscience division at the Department of …

LGBTQ

Is the Women's March more inclusive this year?

This weekend is an important horizon on the U.S. landscape of women's history: People across the nation will mark the anniversary of the historic …

Portland, OR

A community conversation about poverty and opportunity in Goldsboro

On Wednesday afternoon, January 17th Gene Nichol stood at a podium at the First African Baptist Church in Goldsboro, NC, cleared his throat and told …

North Carolina

Same-sex marriage ban divides Middle Tennessee Episcopalians

CLOSE<p>Primary plaintiff in the Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage condemns Tennessee "natural and ordinary" meaning bill.<p>The ban on …

Religion

Fewer Filipino families considered themselves 'poor' in 2017: SWS

One out of three Filipino families surmounted poverty in 2017, a new survey from the Social Weather Stations showed Friday.

Philippines