“I am part of the Resistance”

“I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here.

RTFA. Written by a brave person, conscientious enough to defend a constitution stained by Congressional cowardice, this nation’s bigotry, racism.

Kaepernick’s Collusion Case Against the NFL Moves Ahead — Step By Step

In a major blow to the N.F.L., Colin Kaepernick achieved a preliminary but important win in his case accusing the league of colluding to keep him off the field because of the player protests during the national anthem that he instigated.

The ruling, essentially granting a full hearing on the dispute, keeps alive a case that the N.F.L. desperately wanted to go away. The league is preparing for a new season beginning next week and is still grappling with how to defuse the smoldering debate over players who demonstrate during the national anthem to protest racism, police brutality and social injustice…

If Kaepernick wins his case in a full hearing, he would be eligible to receive the money he might have received if he were signed as a free agent. The damages would be doubled.

And worth every penny if it drags the NFL into the 21st Century.