FROM Elizabeth Mitchell
Female Players Sue US Soccer over Wages Equal pay for women is required by American law but it's hardly a reality, and the inequity is especially conspicuous when it comes to sports. The USWNT celebrates their First Place win as Captain Christie Rampone raises the trophy at the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers Photo: rachael.c.king Five key members of America's women's soccer team filed a complaint today with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. They're charging US Soccer with wage discrimination . Elizabeth Mitchell is a feature reporter with the New York Daily News. She's been investigating the treatment of the women's team, and her lengthy report was published yesterday.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?