Sunday, July 21, 2024

Tag: Identity Politics

This Pride month let’s remember: corporations are not allies

The Target company’s capitulation to homophobes and transphobes is a testament to the dangers of relying on corporations to uphold social justice.

The move toward a four-day workweek obscures low pay

Of course Americans deserve to work fewer hours. But unless the move to a four-day workweek is accompanied by a massive pay raise, it merely frees up time to work more.

Republicans want to defund our libraries

Claiming to protect children, Republicans are going after libraries and librarians instead of the police, gun manufacturers, and actual child sexual abusers.

A new Republican assault on children: Overturning labor laws

It seems unimaginable that we are backsliding into the era of exploiting child labor. But that’s precisely what the GOP appears to be doing.

The real reason Disney is defying DeSantis

A corporation does not have morals—it has a bottom line. Disney’s lawsuit against Florida is more about being able to reap profits while underpaying workers than it is about protecting LGBTQ communities.

Six questions for a world that seems to be losing interest...

How do we shape a democratic future living in a zeitgeist that is tightening its grip across the globe?

What Kevin Alexander Gray taught me

The late civil rights activist and author didn’t let elected officials off the hook, no matter how liberal. He understood the importance of intersectionality and what it takes to achieve progressive change.

Asking the oppressed to be nonviolent is an impossible standard that...

"Only after the threat of black violence emerged did civil rights legislation move to the forefront of the national agenda."

How books can be used to build up America or to...

The assault on classroom libraries represents one front in DeSantis’s scorched-earth campaign to divide communities and marginalize certain Americans.

Behold, the new GOP culture wars

The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.

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Clooney, Holt, and others push ageist tropes against Biden instead of addressing Project 2025

George Clooney pushed ageist tropes against Biden in New York Times. Then Lester Holt and others piled up as well, instead of whistleblowing Project 2025.

‘Largest IT outage in history’ causes global chaos: Flights grounded, hospitals and banks disrupted

As the global community grapples with the aftermath of what is being termed the largest IT outage in history, the focus remains on restoring normalcy and addressing the vulnerabilities exposed by this incident.

Billionaire-backed JD Vance claims working class support despite anti-labor record

Vance accepted the party’s vice-presidential nomination with promises to champion the interests of everyday Americans.

Groundbreaking study highlights urgent need to protect global forest carbon sinks

Published in Nature, the study underscores the importance of global forests in absorbing carbon dioxide and calls for immediate action to protect these ecosystems.

Dear Democrats—change the message! Please!

Ideally this can be resolved by the Democrats engaging in focused strategic and tactical consideration with one over-riding goal: How to retain the White House and Senate and win back the House.