Sanctuary City Hearing Fuels Illogical Debate

7/21/2015 Reasonable dialogue took a back seat on Tuesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing regarding controversial “Sanctuary Cities.” These municipalities have some form of explicit agreement that bars employees from discussing residents’ immigration status with federal officials. Begun in the 1980s by church groups seeking to protect refugees from war-stricken Central American countries, the


EEOC Sued UPS to End Discriminatory Practices Over a Beard

7/20/2015 What can “Brown” do for you? Apparently, consistently discriminate against you in the workplace if you have religious obligations that conflict with its appearance policy. However, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is of the opinion that UPS (the aforementioned “Brown”) is violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In fact,





First Amendment Defense Act Just More Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

7/14/2015 It’s no big surprise that cries of “Religious Freedom!” are ringing out across the land in the wake of the SCOTUS approval of marriage equality. Neither is it a surprise that House Republicans are running scared and trying to push more anti-LGBTQ legislation before returning home for their August town hall speeches. This time


Go Set a Watchman’s 58-year Delayed Release is Perfect Timing

7/13/2015 Tomorrow will be one of the biggest dates in book history, not Fifty Shades of Grey history, perhaps more like Grapes of Wrath history. After more than five decades, a companion to America’s most beloved book, To Kill a Mockingbird, will be released in stores nationwide. Go Set a Watchman was actually submitted to


It’s Coming Down: South Carolina House Votes to Remove Confederate Flag

7/9/2015 After a raucous 13-hour debate Wednesday bleeding into Thursday morning, South Carolina’s House of Representatives voted to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds by a 94-20 margin in the bill’s required third reading, passing despite a last-minute attempt to delay the measure by proposing a barrage of amendments. The quick action in



Is there Middle-Ground in the Sanctuary City Debate?

7/8/2015 The senseless killing of 32 year-old Kathryn Steinle, who was shot in the upper torso by a complete stranger, 45 year old undocumented immigrant Francisco Sanchez on July 1st on San-Francisco’s popular Pier 14, has re-inflamed the immigration debate. Sanchez, a seven-time felon, had been deported back to Mexico on five separate occasions, yet