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Companies That Violate Workers' Rights Don't Get To Rob Them Of Their Day In Court, Too

Terisa E. Chaw | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Terisa E. Chaw

Anyone who believes that corporations should not be given the power to impose forced arbitration--which is rigged in their favor and against individuals--should urge their Members of Congress to support and pass the AFA.

Ohio's Redistricting Victory

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Ohio ballot measure's victory is a big step in the right direction. It shows the citizens are in favor of fairness over partisanship. Hopefully, in a future election, a successful ballot measure will apply the same system to the U.S. House district lines as well (hopefully, this will happen before 2022).

Ballot Initiatives Offers Voters a Real Chance to Reduce Income Inequality

Ryan Johnson | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Ryan Johnson

For too long, we've read the headlines: income inequality has reached its highest levels since the Great Depression, wages have stagnated for all but the very top and equal access to opportunity, the pillar of American greatness, is disappearing before our eyes.

Keeping Trump Off the Ballot Will Backfire

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

If the state-level Republicans do decide to create loyalty oaths in a naked bid to keep Donald Trump off their primary ballots, his supporters are going to be enraged.

How to Stop Policing Girls and Women

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Unfortunately, policing of females doesn't diminish as we get older and it trickles into our social lives, our interactions with the general public and at work. Dress codes -- on paper or through verbal expectations -- are an easy way to determine if there is disparate treatment of the genders.

The Difference Between 'Fair' and 'Balanced'

Marshall Curry | Posted 08.21.2015 | Media
Marshall Curry

Balanced sounds like lazy "he-said/she-said" journalism where, if one person says the earth is round, someone else is invited to say the earth is flat. Every opinion, no matter how outlandish, is treated as equally valid, and questions of fact are offered up for debate.

Crowdsourcing the Redesign of Capitalism

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

If we are unwilling to utilize our innate flexibility and cooperation, we may yet see a repeat of ancient (the Roman Empire) and not so ancient (the USSR) history and there are no guarantees such a meltdown could not happen here as well.

Sound Off: Are Military Discounts Fair?

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Lisa Smith Molinari

Although the phrase "military-civilian divide" has been around since the Vietnam War, it is seeing a lot more press lately. Journalists, scholars, and commentators are analyzing the widening gap of understanding between the public and our shrinking military population.

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

Emily Peck

Who's Sending People Of Color To Jail In America? White People, Mostly | Emily Peck | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices

While the nation’s prisoners are predominantly people of color, the officials who put them there are overwhelmingly white -- to an extent that surpr...

Pinch me

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


'Jean Louise, Stand Up, Your Father's Passing'

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Bil Hitchcock

I was very lucky to have a father who I could put into a similar class of man as Atticus Finch. Unfailingly kind, unfailingly fair, unfailingly respectable, unfailingly loving. Most of my friends have fathers who either fall or fell into a similar class of man...and we are lucky children.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part VI

Mark Baer | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

A great many of my family law attorney colleagues believe that mediation only works under such narrow circumstances, that almost no cases are appropriately suitable for it. They believe that mediation is only effective in family law cases under the following circumstances.

Innamoratevi! Lessons on Ethical Leadership

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gaia Paradiso

I recently found in my bookshelf the script book of The Tiger and the Snow, one of Roberto Benigni's fairly recent movies (2005) where he plays the ro...

When Tourism and Sports Team Up for Development and Peace

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

From an international tourist's perspective traveling for leisure purposes, the main reasons to travel to Brazil are 1. Sun & beach 65,9 % ; 2. Nature, 3. Eco-tourism and Adventure 19 %; 4. Culture 11, 4 %, 5. Sports 1, 8 %, 6. Night entertainment 0, 9%.

All In: Elon Musk's Denial and Things Bosses Actually Have Said

Josh Levs | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

This workplace gender policing is hurting everyone -- men, women, children and the businesses themselves. Across the country, men are joining with women to rise up against the backward policies, laws and stigmas that are damaging us and preventing us from achieving gender equality.

Fair Is Fair, But Not Everywhere

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.23.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Children as young as three believe that hard work merits more reward. By the time they enter school, children are like little adults in their commitment to distributive justice. But is this impulse universal?

Discussion of Utility, Fairness, and Risk With Medical Ethicist Nir Eyal

Melody Y. Guan | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Melody Y. Guan

Nir Eyal is Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School and at the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Pretty Girls Are Pretty Dumb and Other Generalized Assumptions Debunked!

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Lulu Salavegsen

Most strangers believe that I've manipulated my way to, for and in every opportunity possible. I'm used to it now. I have adjusted by disarming them with self-deprecating humor and/or hiding behind a bun, glasses and clothes purchased a size too big. (At the advice of my father.)

Break Down the Echo Chambers

William S. Becker | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

This is the second of two posts on the media's role in the national conversation about global climate change and clean energy. The first post can be f...

The TIDAL Wave That Wouldn't Turn

Markus Giesler | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

The Tidal story plays up an age-old lamento. Yet, real market opportunity comes from deficits in existing music market structure that are experientially real to music consumers, not just elite artists. Rhetoric alone doesn't make a powerful contender.

Cookie Doughprah Winfrey and S'moria Steinem: 10 Solutions to Ben & Jerry's Women Problem

Amanda McCall | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Amanda McCall

There are currently no female flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (even Tina Fey would agree that, while "Greek frozen yogurt" is certainly a healthy ice cream alternative, it is not the same as ice cream).

Andy and Opie Taught Us

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 04.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bil Hitchcock

Andy Griffith always had such a good show... especially in the early days of black-and-white television. I can remember watching it growing up here ...

What If I Don't Treat my Kids Equally?

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

My husband assures me that they don't have to be treated equally, they just need to be loved equally. I know he is right, but because they are kids, I worry this must look as if everything is equal, always.

How Star Trek Deepend My Support for Women in Tech

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

I started as a hardcore nerd whose wish for fairness and equality was deepened by watching Star Trek.