Tag: civil liberties

Biden’s executive order targeting big business and competition: full text

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to promote the interests of American workers, businesses, and consumers, it is hereby ordered as follows:   Section 1.  Policy.  A fair, open, and competitive marketplace has long been a cornerstone of the American […]

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Opinion: Government policies segregated America, and we could harness that same force to reverse the damage

I am the author of a book, “The Color of Law,” that disproves the myth of de facto segregation. In truth, we are residentially segregated, not naturally or from private bigotry, but primarily by racially explicit policies of federal, state, and local governments designed to prevent African-Americans and whites from living as neighbors. These 20th-century policies […]

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‘We’re still blazing the trail’: Joe Biden wants to create millions of infrastructure jobs — but will his plan help women rejoin the workforce?

In 1980 Lauren Sugerman was hired as an elevator constructor at Westinghouse Elevator Company primarily because she was a woman, she said.  Even though the company needed to hire more women to meet the requirements of a lucrative federal contract to build elevators for public housing projects, the men who interviewed her tried doing everything they […]

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‘Accountability … but not justice’: Sanders, Pelosi, Zuckerberg and more leaders react to Chauvin verdict

Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty in the killing of George Floyd, which sparked reactions from civil rights activists, politicians and world leaders late Tuesday afternoon.  The ex-Minneapolis officer was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for his actions on May 25, 2020, when he kneeled on Floyd’s neck […]

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