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  • Marriage equality and race

    Marriage equality and race
    After narrowly failing to pass a gay marriage bill this year, advocates in Maryland are putting together a savvy and high-powered campaign to persuade a few holdout delegates to embrace the issue. And they're aiming it straight at the constituency that...
  • Democrats may lose Hope in Arkansas despite Clinton legacy

    Much has changed since Bill Clinton grew up in this sleepy Arkansas town. The former Clinton home is now a well-appointed museum. The old two-lane road in front grew into a bustling artery leading to a Wal-Mart. Across the street sits a taco truck,...
  • Arthur H. Garrison: Hobby Lobby case reflects new strategy to attack contraceptives

    Arthur H. Garrison: Hobby Lobby case reflects new strategy to attack contraceptives
    A great deal of commentary has been provided on the Hobby Lobby case. The U.S. Supreme Court held that Hobby Lobby, which is a closely held, for-profit corporation whose owners hold religious beliefs against abortion, cannot be forced to provide its...
  • Democracy: No longer for sale?

    Ah, 1961. The year -- certain aspects of it, anyway -- are almost impossible to remember. "Whites only" bathrooms, for instance. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing...
  • Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America

    Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America
    On Nov. 6, 1968, the Black Student Union and a coalition of student groups at San Francisco State University known as the Third World Liberation Front began what would become the longest student strike in U.S. history. They wanted the university to...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'When We Were Young and Unafraid' Starring Cherry Jones

    Cherry Jones heads up a first-rate cast in "When We Were Young and Unafraid," a provocative if loosely constructed play by Sarah Treem that looks back with pride (and a hint of horror) to gender politics in 1972. The mismatched residents of a women's...
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  • Connecticut's Republican Gubernatorial Candidates: Who Are They?

    Connecticut's Republican Gubernatorial Candidates: Who Are They?
    Mark Boughton Age: 50 Hometown: Danbury Occupation: Mayor of Danbury Background: A product of Connecticut public schools and state universities, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is running as a "blue-collar" Republican who says he understands the...
  • At Civil Rights Act event, Obama praises Johnson for his vision

    At Civil Rights Act event, Obama praises Johnson for his vision
    AUSTIN, Texas -- President Obama said Thursday that the country was still caught up in the kind of debates that marked the civil rights movement as he called on Americans to set aside cynicism and push for the ideals reflected in the Civil Rights Act....
  • Blame women's unhappiness on feminism? Sure, say conservative gals

    Blame women's unhappiness on feminism? Sure, say conservative gals
    Has feminism made women miserable? Oh God, are we really having this discussion? Yes, we are. That, in fact, was the gist of an all-female panel discussion at the conservative Heritage Foundation which chose to "celebrate" Women’s History...
  • Berlin: John Turturro, Vanessa Paradis Go to 'Rio, I Love You' (EXCLUSIVE)

    John Turturro and Vanessa Paradis have joined the anthology film "Rio, I Love You," the third in the "Cities I Love" series. U.S. and international sales are being handled by WestEnd Films, which has a promo reel at Berlin. Warner Bros. is handling in...
  • Virginia ban on same-sex marriage is latest to be struck down

    Virginia ban on same-sex marriage is latest to be struck down
    When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, it left unresolved whether couples of the same sex had a constitutional right to marry. Other courts, especially in Virginia and Utah, are filling that vacuum, setting...