Voter discontent: Consider socialism | The Seattle Times

Re: “As trust falls in U.S., many voters want to upend system” [July 14, A2]:

It’s about time! The author points to large numbers of Republicans who believe Donald Trump should still be president, while Democrats who control the White House and have a majority in the legislature are considered useless because they can’t get anything passed. Both capitalist parties are proving unable to fix a badly dysfunctional and decaying structure for organizing society. It’s way past time for us to toss out the for-profit system and replace it with one capable of taking care of each other — that’s socialism.

As Freedom Socialist Party founder Clara Fraser put it, “Socialism is not production for profit. It is production for use. It is not production for private ownership and private ownership of resources. It is public ownership, common ownership of the wealth. It is not inequality, misery, persecution and discrimination;

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Trump attorney sued by assistant alleging racial harassment

A former legal assistant to a lawyer for former President Trump is suing her previous employers for harassment and discrimination. 

Na’syia Drayton served as a legal assistant at law firm Habba Madaio & Associates from November 2021 to June, according to the lawsuit. Drayton filed the suit against the firm, partner Michael Madaio and managing partner Alina Habba, who has represented Trump in New York Attorney General Letitia James’s (D) investigation into Trump’s business practices. 

Drayton previously worked for Habba at a different law firm from 2017 to 2019, and Habba called Drayton around October 2021 to offer her a job at Habba’s new law firm. Despite reservations about working for Habba again, Drayton accepted the offer, in part because she was laid off amid the COVID-19 pandemic and needed a job, according to the lawsuit. 

The court complaint states that the first few months working at the firm were

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Sony Gaming Unit Adds Uber Antitrust Lawyer Amid Expansion Plans

Sony Interactive Entertainment Corp. has hired a new top antitrust and public policy lawyer in Gregory McCurdy, who held a similar position at Uber Technologies Inc.

McCurdy, Sony’s new senior director for competition and regulatory affairs, arrives as the company’s gaming subsidiary recently made a key acquisition and scuttled an antitrust class action. He left Uber last month, shortly before the ridesharing giant’s former top European lobbyist leaked a trove of company documents.

A Sony spokesperson confirmed McCurdy’s hire, which he announced in a recent message posted to his LinkedIn profile.

“The world of video games is fascinating and will be a great new adventure for me,” McCurdy said via LinkedIn. He spent more than 15 years as a senior litigation and policy lawyer for Microsoft Corp. prior to joining Uber in 2015. “I know it a bit from my Microsoft days when Xbox launched to compete with PlayStation,” McCurdy

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7 Cases Best Handled by a Litigation Lawyer

7 Cases Best Handled by a Litigation Lawyer
7 Cases Best Handled by a Litigation Lawyer
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Hiring a litigation attorney increases the chances of a successful outcome.


When two or more parties have a legal dispute, it can be impossible to solve the issue without the assistance of a litigation attorney. Coming to an agreement is not easy; this is where an expert in litigation comes in. 

With different types of lawyers to choose from, knowing which one to hire can sometimes be complicated. Thankfully, litigation attorneys have exceptionally diverse knowledge and experience in handling different types of cases as follows: 

  1. Business Disputes

Many business relationships involve contracts and other written agreements. However, sometimes the parties in such a relationship may have disagreeing points. Business disputes can arise over fraud, misappropriation of funds, or breaches of contracts. Regardless of the type of business dispute, it is crucial to hire a litigation lawyer. 

A litigation lawyer can help you resolve the … Read More