The Shriver Report – Clay Russell

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Clay Russell

Clay Russell is a writer and political consultant. A Texan by birth and Californian by choice, he served seven years as Special Assistant to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is currently Executive Director of and maintains his own blog at Clay lives in Los Angeles with his husband and two cats.

Gender Equality Is a Myth!
By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.  → Read More
Minimum1010: It’s Time
Since 1938, when the first minimum wage was established in the U.S. at the federal level, economists, politicians and others have argued the merits and potential pitfalls of a mandatory minimum wage. Reports full of charts and data abound and we draw them like sabers to support our case or refute the opponent’s. People approach the subject from myriad angles. For some, it’s all a matter of payroll costs versus productivity versus turnover. Others look at the imposition of a wage floor as an ethical matter.  → Read More
Mass Killings: Have We Had Enough?
Elliot Rodger was a racist. He was a misogynist. He was spoiled. He was neglected. He was sick. His parents failed him. Law enforcement failed him. Society failed him. Movies and video games are too violent and desensitize us.  → Read More
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