Here at Irregular Times and elsewhere in forums of political debate in the Unites States, right-wing commentators have been fond of insulting immigrants. One line of their argument declares that immigrants come here to this country so they can be lazy and soak up benefits while lounging around in blissful unemployment. Lately, I’ve heard particular […]
One of the most memorable things for me about the story Howard’s End (other than the visual of walking through the night to arrive in a field of wildflowers at dawn) is the vivid portrayal of a worker’s professional downfall. The character leaves one job because of bad advice from a One Percenter, and then […]
Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado, is leading an effort in Congress to address a terrible gap in America’s promise of equality under the law. He has introduced H.R. 1755, a bill that, if passed into law, will prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. […]
Why are some people getting so upset?
I mean, isn’t this a color-blind society? Isn’t all that discrimination business a 20th Century thing, all over and done with? Aren’t black people in America just whining while they take all the good jobs away from equally qualified whites?
These are the results of Devah […]
Before this morning, it was already known that pollster and pundit Douglas Schoen had been writing for months (12/31/10, 4/7/11, 6/8/11, 8/25/11) about the need for an alternative to the two major political parties and, eventually, about his discovery of “evidence” for a groundswell of “discontent coursing through the electorate” in the formation of a […]
This week, leaders of 56 religious, educational, civil liberties, legal, and other community organizations sent a letter to President Obama asking him to explain his policy on government-funded religious discrimination, and to move back to his pledge in 2008 to end the unconstitutional practice. The coalition members indicate that they now “question whether the restoration of church-state separation protections is an Administration priority.” […]
Driven across a bridge lately? Used a public park? Visited a library? Walked on a sidewalk? Hiked on a trail? Taken your kids to a public school? Enjoyed a drink of clean water thanks to water treatment facilities? Taken a swim in a municipal pool? Thank the Works Progress Administration (WPA), through which these were […]