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Ginsburg: Make ERA Part of the Constitution

Ginsburg: Make ERA Part of the Constitution

Ginsburg: Make ERA Part of the Constitution

She’d like her granddaughters to see that gender equality is a ‘basic principle of our society.’

So call her an activist judge, but on Thursday night Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she’d like to see the Equal Rights Amendment tacked on to the Constitution.

“If I could choose an amendment to add to the Constitution, it would be the Equal Rights Amendment,” Ginsburg said to an…

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#Constitution  #Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)  #ERA  #Ginsburg 
Celebrating the Fair Housing Act

Celebrating the Fair Housing Act

Originally posted on Social Justice For All:

LBJ expands his powerful legacy

LBJ expands his powerful legacy

On this date 46 years ago, President Johnsonsigned the Civil Rights Act of 1968. This important piece of legislation is better known as the Fair Housing Act. Its core purpose is to prohibit discrimination in housing — whether for lease or for sale. The law makes it a federal crime to “by force or by threat of force,…

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GOP David Frum Writes about Republicans

GOP David Frum Writes about Republicans

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

In looking through my archives, I found this piece from New Yorker magazine by David Frum , published almost three years ago. It’s truer now than it was then. These are excerpts; the entire article is well worth reading.

I’ve been a Republican all my adult life. I have worked on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal, at Forbes magazine, at the…

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Media Fails to Publish News

Media Fails to Publish News

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

oregonian I tolerated The Oregonian, Portland’s newspaper, despite its conservative bent because I support newspapers. Founded in 1850, it’s the oldest continuously published newspaper on the West Coast. The newspaper went to delivery only four times a week in city areas and got thinner and thinner. I wondered why I was paying for it, but I’m a newspaper supporter.…

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Homophobia at Oregon City High School

Homophobia at Oregon City High School

Originally posted on Social Justice For All:

Home of Homophobia

Home of Homophobia

I have to thank my dear friend and amazing LGBT ally, Jennifer Carey, for inspiring me to write this story. She actually heard about this sad news before I did. Yet another story that hurts my heart.  Once again, here in the self purported progressive Portland, we witness some very ugly homophobia. Even more sad is that this awful…

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Extremists Hope to Find Martyr in Cliven Bundy

Extremists Hope to Find Martyr in Cliven Bundy

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

Conservative constantly talk about deporting and even killing immigrants because “they’re breaking the law” They claim that following the law much be done at all costs. Other laws aren’t as important to them, however. A showdown this week in Nevada gives a very different impression of the law-abiding Tea Party members.

It started20 years ago when the federal…

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Religion & Ignorance: The Chicken or the Egg

Religion & Ignorance: The Chicken or the Egg

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

Collecting articles about the ignorant statements from religious fundamentalists, I wonder which came first–ignorance or a belief in religious fundamentalism. When I talked to a friend about this question, he said that these people are likely not stupid, just uneducated. A few statements from conservative  leaders during the past few days back up this theory:

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GOP Continue Bashing Women

GOP Continue Bashing Women

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

Equal Pay Day, the day of the year that marks the additional time women need to work in order to match men’s pay the previous year, usually goes by with not much attention. Most people probably don’t even know that it happens. Not so this year, partly because of the Paycheck Fairness Act that failed in the Senate with 54 votes. The mere thought of equal pay…

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Late Night with Stephen Colbert (?)

Late Night with Stephen Colbert (?)

Originally posted on Social Justice For All:

late-night-talk-show-hotsI subscribe to the New York Times on-line. Twice this week I received notifications that there was breaking news. My fear was that the “Breaking News” was something about the United Soviet Socialist Republic restructuring and that the Ukraine was now part of the New USSR — shades of Uncle Joe Stalin.  But, no. The breaking news was that David…

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A Few Steps Forward in Protection from Guns

A Few Steps Forward in Protection from Guns

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

Twenty-four people were wounded yesterday in horrific stabbings at a Pennsylvania school. Those who oppose any gun control say, “See! It’s not guns that are the problem.” They point out that a student was stabbed to death in school last September. Yet that’s only one person, compared to the thousands of people who die every year because of guns.

Guns…

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