US Supreme Court Affirms LGBTQ Rights


Before June 15th, in 29 states you could be fired after announcing your marriage.    Last Friday, the Trump administration finalized a regulation permitting health providers to discriminate against LGBTQ patients. On Monday, The Supreme Court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as TitleContinue reading “US Supreme Court Affirms LGBTQ Rights”

Questionable Priorities and the Dream


Eight hours and an underused camera.  Eight hours before my flight to Sacramento.      There were a few places I wanted to visit in Atlanta.  The Olympic Village, the Martin Luther King Jr site and the Jimmy Carter Museum. It was unseasonably cool in Atlanta,rements of tropical storm Lee. I lost interest in the Village because of traffic, soContinue reading “Questionable Priorities and the Dream”

How states are rigging the 2012 election


These statutes are not neutral. Their greatest impact will be to reduce turnout among African Americans, Latinos and the young. It is no accident that these groups were key to Barack Obama’s victory in 2008 — or that the laws in question are being enacted in states where Republicans control state governments.