Today's blog post started in anger. I had been seething in recent days over Pat Buchanan's factually-distorted, ahistorical diatribe in response to Barack Obama's speech on race. It wasn't merely Buchanan's snide contention that:
[N]o people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans.
Cross-posted from Florida Netroots
Passing the Equal Rights Amendment is long overdue. So far, it has been ratified by 35 of the necessary 38 states. Currently in the Florida Legislature there are two concurrent resolutions, one in the House (HCR 8001) and one in the Senate (SCR 362) for our state to ratify the amendment. It can pass this year! You can help make it happen by calling and/or emailing your state representative and senator to urge them to support it.
Santa Claus made an early delivery this year, stopping at the White House on Thursday to give President George W. Bush more than 37,000 copies of the U.S. Constitution which citizens want him to read before he makes his New Year’s resolutions.
Cross-posted from TortDeform.Com:
On Monday, a judge will decide whether a sex discrimination claim by two former sales workers at EMC can turn into a class action lawsuit against the company, which has logged more than 40 EEOC complaints of sex discrimination, and 12 Title VII sex discrimination lawsuits since 2001.