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Labor Rights And Tribal Sovereignty Collide At Indian Casinos

HuffingtonPost.com | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

In 2013, Gary Navarro took a job working the slots at the Graton Resort and Casino, an Indian-owned casino in Rohnert Park, California. He was just 45...

Blowing Up The Coalition

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

As Edith Windsor's challenge to DOMA was being heard by the Supreme Court, Keli Goff was trying to drive a racial wedge, writing, "Yet again, wealthy white males are driving the agenda, and everyone else is expected to follow, including the media and the president," to what useful end?

The Real Threat to the GOP

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Without the social policy "wedge issues" that the GOP has used for decades to distract the attention of working class voters from the Republican Party establishment's core economic interests, the GOP risks being defined forever by that iconic "47 percent" moment -- and many like it to come.

Political Strategy of Scare and Snare

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Jerry Behn is running for Iowa State Senate on the heels of Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Paul Ryan by stereotyping and demeaning people who have hit hard times and find themselves in need of assistance to meet their basic needs of food, clothing, and a place to rest their heads.

GOP Speeches Mention Obama Twice As Often As Romney

Kristen Taylor | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Kristen Taylor

On the first night of speeches at the Republican Convention, Obama was mentioned twice as often as Romney, even with Ann Romney's penultimate address ...

Why Limbaugh Is Obama's Helper and Romney's Harmer

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Rush Limbaugh's campaign to press presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to focus on issues other than the economy just might lead to President Barack Obama's re-election.

The Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign for Reproductive Rights -- Why Now

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen R. Shaffer

It is not enough to appoint and elect smart, progressive women and pro-choice men to government. They and we need to mobilize visibly and vocally to advocate for reproductive rights and justice.

The Plan Behind the Sotomayor Attacks

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

The right has clearly decided that a wedge issue that will work for them in the 2010 election cycle is affirmative action and this is the opening salvo for yet another mean spirited divisive GOP campaign cycle.

Beyond the Rick Warren Controversy: Two Questions About Love and Justice

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

The role of the evangelical minister is to help his followers know what is real and how to live. It is about taking our complicated, fast-moving, sometimes scary world and distilling it into Four Spiritual Laws.

A Cell Phone Call During Mass (Remembering the Anti-Catholic Smears of the 1928 Election)

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

"Great-great-grandma Frances will set you straight. By the time I'm done with you, you'll vote for who you want to vote for. You won't let anybody scare you out of it. That's the lesson of Al Smith."

McCain Apologizes For His Campaign But Not For the GOP

Josh Brusin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Brusin

The Democrats need to take a big tent approach to the GOP's wedge issues. Divide and conquer only works when you have enough wherewithal to fight every divided battle

The Billionaires - Pious Folks Are Plentiful

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

2008-09-25-cliffordvideo.jpg Sarah Palin embodies the great Republican tradition of pandering to Social Conservatives.

Connerly's Anti Affirmative Action Measure Could be a Win-Win for McCain

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

McCain is betting that pummeling affirmative action will do far more good than bad for his campaign. It's a smart bet.