The Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, may appear to safeguard women against discrimination, but Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia went on record insisting this isn’t the case.
“Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex, the only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn’t. Nobody ever voted for that,” he said.
(In an interview for the January 2011 issue of California Lawyer)
Our wine focus is on smaller productions and family run vineyards where craft and tradition result in wines full of heart and soul. Wines that communicate not only a grape(s), but also speak deeply of place, the winemakers passion, care for the land, tradition, and kinship. Taste place and passion in the glass while gathering in good company.
Write Here. Write Now.
Through our Literary Calendar, we look forward to coordinating with regional writers and writers’ organizations so that writers in our community know about all of the wonderful events and opportunities available to them.
By Ed Sacco, Veterans forPeace, Asheville Chapter 099 July 4, 2018
Have we have become a fearful country “measured” by our relationship to weapons and guns? There is a connection between our reliance on wars abroad and guns at home. This is reflected in our active or passive support of the militarization of our youth and violence at home. The war mentality has not and will not secure our happiness. It blinds us to the common good of humanity. Is this our legacy for children?
Penland is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists’ residencies, community collaboration programs, and a gallery and information center. Visit our Website for Events and General Information
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ERA-NC Alliance Immediate Release May 30, 2018
In the wake of the recent ICE raids in Western North Carolina, the WNC Sanctuary Movement — for which the Mother Grove clergy and Circle of Council have expressed their public support — is offering several ways in which people can help the local immigrant community.
Addiction Resource Guides, Information & Hotline – Our Purpose and Mission
Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day
Conservation Action: Fight Voter Suppression
Citizen conservation advocates have joined with other public interest organizations to fight against a new effort to suppress broad voter participation in North Carolina.
The NC House is scheduled to vote this afternoon on a proposed state constitutional amendment to require voters to show approved state photo identification before voting in person. The bill puts the amendment up for a vote this November, and would allow a lame duck special session including defeated legislators to implement the voter ID requirement before January. The process is designed to allow the current partisan supermajority to enact the nation’s most stringent limitations on voter rights and unfairly disadvantage poor, elderly, young, and minority voters in the future. Continue reading
Wed. 7/3-Fri. 7/6 All Day. Firecracker Wands! All ages. Celebrate the 4th of July by making a firecracker wand. Drop-in self-directed activity in our Party Room. Free with $5 admission/Free for members. Sponsored by Van Winkle Law Firm.
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|Wednesday night bluegrass at the Ugly Dog Pub in Highlands
Monday night music at the Tasty Weasel Taproom in Brevard
and…need a holiday gift idea??? How about the Beautiful Blue Ridge Calendar? It WILL fit in a stocking! All proceeds support the work of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, including The Blue Ridge Music Trails.
Terri helps you create life-affirming, ever-evolving happier relationships with those you love.
Malaprop’s Café has evolved into the meeting place in our town. Our café boasts a literary menu, with treats from local bakeries and organic, fair-trade, shade-
As part of an ongoing effort to inform North Carolinians about the upcoming judicial elections, Policy Watch is publishing a Q&A with each person running for a statewide judicial office. Each of the 11 candidates was asked the same six questions, and their answers will appear throughout the week alongside those of their challengers.
The Brevard Music Center is a community of student and professional musicians who aspire to ever-higher levels of artistry. Since all members of the community reside on campus, learning occurs constantly and is manifest through intensive practice and rehearsal and a challenging concert schedule. A consistently high level of public performance is a hallmark of the Brevard Music Center.
Fairs and Festivals Links for your enjoyment
WNC Guidebook and Asheville Events Calendar for NC Mountains
Here’s a more extensive compilation of some of the fabulous, year-round fair and festival offerings the Western North Carolina region has to offer. Please also visit our calendar for specific dates of many other events as well. Festival organizers: if you wish to be considered for inclusion in this list, please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journalists Need to Keep in Mind that Donald Trump Didn’t Win a Mandate for Anything
by Robert Brent Toplin
Commentators in the print and video media often complain about President Donald Trump’s aggressive actions regarding immigration, tariffs, health care, climate change, guns, the Iran nuclear agreement, and other controversial topics, but they recognize that he won the election. Reluctantly, they acknowledge that Trump has a mandate to take strong positions on the issues. But they are wrong. Donald Trump does not possess impressive authority to move the nation dramatically in new directions. Pundits and politicians should refrain from treating the 2016 election as evidence of public approval for extraordinary exercises in presidential power.
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FOURTH GRADERS RECEIVED THEIR EVERY KID IN A PARK PASSES DURING A SPECIAL CANOEMOBILE EVENT IN WASHINGTON, D.C., HOSTED BY WILDERNESS INQUIRY AND NATIONAL PARK TRUST IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NORTH FACE, THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, AND THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE TO CELEBRATE THE EVERY KID IN A PARK PROGRAM AND KICK OFF OAK’S ANNUAL GATHERING. | PHOTO COURTESY OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS
Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the broken budget bill that would kill light rail and jeopardize clean drinking water.
In his news conference announcing the veto, Cooper zeroed in on the bill’s shortcomings in education, health care, and the environment. Two of its environmental problems received particular attention.
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