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Bush-Appointed Judge To Female Lawyers: Don’t Dress Like ‘An Ignorant Slut’

Bush-Appointed Judge To Female Lawyers: Don’t Dress Like ‘An Ignorant Slut’

Judge Richard Kopf, serving on a Federal bench in Nebraska, must feel he has good advice for the little ladies. Kopf’s comments were a reaction to a Slate piece by Amanda Hess entitled “Female Lawyers Who Dress Too ‘Sexy’ Are Apparently a ‘Huge Problem’ in the Courtroom.” Judge Kopf’s piece has the more provocative title […]

March 27, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Jimmy Carter: Not Supporting Equal Pay Is Abuse Against Women

Not paying women the same as men is a form of abuse, and comparable to racial discrimination, said Jimmy Carer on MSNBC. …Carter discussed the discrimination behind the Republican refusal to support equal pay during his full interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell. Repost This Article Now read this:New York City Eyeing $15 Minimum Wage (Apr […]

March 24, 2014 / More... ( comments)

SD State Senator: Businesses Should Have The Right To Discriminate

South Dakota State Senator Phil Jensen believes that the free market will result in businesses closing down if they discriminate, and so there is no need for laws about it. This, most likely, also means he’s against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (h/t Political Wire). Jensen goes so far as to say that businesses […]

March 17, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Schlafly: ‘Girl Marines’ Make Us Look Weak

Actually, what makes us weak is inane attitudes about women. Schlafly was reacting to the Marines delaying pull-up requirements for women. In her radio commentary on Friday, the Eagle Forum founder declared that “women in combat are a danger to themselves and also to the rest of the unit” because “lowering our strength standards sends […]

March 12, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Big News On Social Mobility

Big News On Social Mobility

There has been a great deal of emphasis on inequality (including by this author) lately.  A new study questions some major assumptions behind the inequality debate and supports some others.  First the most significant question: The odds of moving up — or down — the income ladder in the United States have not changed appreciably […]

January 24, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Obama Right To Focus On Inequality

President Obama gave a great speech last week focusing on economic inequality.  The speech was followed by the usual hand-wringing among some Democrats that this was a bad issue.  Alex Macgillis responds convincingly, first by quoting WaPo columnist Charles Lane: “…the top 10 percent of U.S. earners claimed about half of all before-tax income in […]

December 15, 2013 / More... ( comments)

Walmart Asks For Food Donations For Walmart Employees

“Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner,” reads the sign at a Cleveland-area Walmart store, in a sure sign the company, which raked in $15.7 billion in profit last year, really, really doesn’t get it. Walmart stores, notorious for paying low, low wages, apparently sees nothing wrong. The community and […]

November 18, 2013 / More... ( comments)

McManus: The Middle Class Is History

Yesterday — a bucolic suburb with sturdy, sensible houses. Today — a housing project in a big city, or a condo near the interstate. Tomorrow — a shantytown. Over at the Los Angeles Times, Doyle McManus predicts that this is the fate of the former American middle class, if something radical isn’t done soon to […]

October 23, 2013 / More... ( comments)

Some Economic Numbers That Will Make You See Red, Part I

By now, you don’t need me to tell you the system is rigged to make the rich even richer at the expense of everyone else. You don’t even need reports and statistics to know in your gut this is true. You’ve probably seen or read at least a story or two in recent years relaying the […]

September 26, 2013 / More... ( comments)