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Tru [Anti-Semitic] News

Adapted from The New York Times, January 26, 2020, by Michael M. Grynbaum Among the media organizations given credentials for the Trump trip to the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, one stood out: TruNews, a website aimed at conservative… Read More ›

Brief Cases

  CONVERSION THERAPY PRACTICES CONTINUE TO TROUBLE STATES One of the nation’s most conservative states is the latest to take a stand in favor of LGBTQ equality. The law is the first of its kind in the nation. While other… Read More ›

Immigration and Political Prosperity

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, January 10, 2020. By Robert Gebeloff Often lost in discussions of immigration is the simple, inescapable fact that the United States was founded as a nation of immigrants.  Only Native Americans have a… Read More ›

Virginia Workers Deserve Rights

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from an article in Blue Virginia, January 11, 2020, by Brian D. Teucke. As with many public policies, Virginia’s ban on public sector employee collective bargaining has a historical origin. Virginia is one of only nine states… Read More ›

Organizing for Gig Workers

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, January 9, 2020, by David Gelles. As noted in last week’s  post regarding Eugene Scalia, the new Secretary of Labor, the decline of membership in union organizations accompanied by a rising gig… Read More ›

Around the NovaHood

This new feature, Around the NovaHood, will appear periodically, containing brief items of interest from the greater Northern Virginia area. FORMER SASLAW CAMPAIGN WORKERS GET JAIL TERMS A former lawyer has been sentenced to over 7 years in prison for… Read More ›

Brief Cases

Brief Cases will be published occasionally to update information on previously published articles and/or to add comment upon them. Sometimes the content will be new, particularly as we deem the material to be of note. INSURMOUNTABLE PRICE TO PAY Last… Read More ›