Speaker Boehner: bring a clean CR to the floor, regardless of your ad-hoc Hastert Rule. Then talk about Obamacare; everyone is open to ironing out an admittedly imperfect law. Just put the gun down first.
Nelson Mandela provided a vision and a moral compass, not only for South Africa, but for the world. Celebrating his life is to refuse to accept that inequality is normal, that injustice can be tolerated, and that addressing poverty, ignorance, and disease in so much of the world is someone else’s responsibility.
Currently, in the state of California, transgender students’ rights are in contention. It is our responsibility as community members to become educated about transgender issues. Challenge yourself to think critically about how our society systematically discriminates against those who do not conform to gender norms.