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Today’s News & Commentary—May 10, 2017

Published May 10th, 2017 -

A history professor at Yale offered her perspective on the Yale grad student hunger strike in the New York Times yesterday. She explained that Yale has refused to bargain with the eight departments that voted to unionize and is stalling until the President app... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 12, 2017

Published April 12th, 2017 -

Yesterday, the Texas Senate voted preliminarily to approve a bill that would exempt state officials who object to gay marriage on religious grounds from being required to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples. The bill would also exempt judges who object... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 12, 2017

Published April 12th, 2017 -

Yesterday, the Texas Senate voted preliminarily to approve a bill that would exempt state officials who object to gay marriage on religious grounds from being required to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples. The bill would also exempt judges who object... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — March 29, 2017

Published March 29th, 2017 -

Earlier this week, the Second Circuit held that an openly gay employee may pursue a claim of sex discrimination under Title VII. However, he must proceed on the basis of sex stereotyping, and not sexual orientation. LGBT rights advocates hope the Second Circui... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 15, 2017

Published March 15th, 2017 -

Labor and employment issues are in the spotlight this week as advocates continue the battle over the President’s pending nominees. Politico reports that “Democrats have settled on their line of attack against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee: He’s ant... More »

Weekend News and Commentary — March 11-12, 2017

Published March 12th, 2017 -

In response to the February Jobs Report, the President retweeted a post Drudge Report, pronouncing the economy “GREAT AGAIN: +235,000.”  Through this claim, the President attempted to take credit for the results of trends established under Presiden... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 15, 2017

Published February 15th, 2017 -

Today the House is scheduled to vote on rules for state-sponsored retirement savings plans aiming to fill the gap for workers who do not have employer-sponsored plans. Seven states (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 1, 2017

Published February 1st, 2017 -

Last night, the President nominated 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. As Hannah reported yesterday, Judge Gorsuch shares a similar legal philosophy to that of the late Justice Scalia and is known for advocating for an end the ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 18, 2017

Published January 18th, 2017 -

The confirmation hearing for Andrew Puzder, the President-Elect’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, has been scheduled for February 2. The hearing was initially set to happen yesterday, but was delayed due to a conflict with the hearing for Betsy DeVos, wh... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — January 4, 2017

Published January 4th, 2017 -

Democratic representatives and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka shared a rare moment of unity with President Elect Trump during a press conference yesterday morning, in which they pledged to support Mr. Trump in revising NAFTA and other trade deals. During the... More »