Justice

Steve April 13, 2021

Graduate workers at New York University and Columbia University, the two largest universities in New York City, are in the midst of a contentious labor battle with their administrations to eliminate the economic uncertainty, which has intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The NYU Graduate Student Organizing Committee, which is affiliated with the United Auto Workers, announced […]

Steve April 13, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) $1.88 trillion in investments to combat the COVID-19 pandemic not only represents a comprehensive pandemic response but also one of the most significant measures to address poverty in U.S. history. As detailed in a previous CAP column, the ARPA is particularly important for LGBTQ communities of color, low-income households, […]

Steve April 13, 2021

U.S. Congress Sen. Mitch McConnell For four decades, the basic deal between big American corporations and politicians has been simple. Corporations provide campaign funds. Politicians reciprocate by lowering corporate taxes and doing whatever else corporations need to boost profits. The deal has proven beneficial to both sides, although not to the American public. Campaign spending […]

Steve April 12, 2021

In today’s podcast, we discuss conservative-Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) call for Democrats to pander to the Insurrectionists, the latest on Matt Gaetz’s FBI investigation for child sex trafficking, and lots of other little topics, including a somewhat lengthy discussion about the merits of the TV show “The Americans.” This is one of our free […]

Steve April 12, 2021

With the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett in the dying days of the Trump presidency, there is likely now a majority on the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two landmark legal precedents that, together, have prevented states from banning abortion outright. To be sure, […]

Steve April 12, 2021

About a month ago, our old friend from Iowa, J.D. Scholten, introduced me to a Missouri candidate for U.S. Senate. Lucas Kunce. He may well be the candidate who runs against scandal-ridden Trumpist crackpot Eric Greitens. When J.D. told me about him, I asked him why he was so enthusiastic. Kunce is literally the first […]

Steve April 11, 2021

The post was originally published as part of The Dissenter Newsletter. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been detained at the high-security Belmarsh prison in London for two years. During that time, Assange became the first publisher to be indicted under the United States Espionage Act and prevailed after a district judge denied the U.S. government’s […]

Steve April 11, 2021

Image via Gage Skidmore. Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said Saturday that amid the immediate emergencies of climate change, Covid-19, mass unemployment, and homelessness, congressional Democrats cannot afford to dampen their infrastructure ambitions in the hopes of winning support from obstructionist Republicans. “The time is now to go forward,” Sanders (I-Vt.) […]

Steve April 10, 2021

As Amazon on Friday received the votes needed to defeat a unionization effort at its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse, the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union announced that it intends to formally object to the election results and file unfair labor practice charges against the tech behemoth for “unlawfully interfering” with employees’ right to organize. “We […]