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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...
  • 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...
  • We asked you: Is the tea party a positive influence on the GOP?

    The tea party is a sad commentary on politics in the American culture. Thrown together by the party leaders, this cadre of misfits, malcontents, ideologues, agitators and blowhards have proved to be a destructive force. The Great 2013 Government...
  • 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...
  • As Brazil's protests shrink and intensify, analysts predict change

    Protestors in a handful of Brazilian cities have clashed with police, thrown rocks and dodged rubber bullets and tear gas canisters since last week's opening of the World Cup. But this year's protests are different from the massive demonstrations...
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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...
  • Activists on trial as China steps up campaign against dissent

    BEIJING — At least seven Chinese activists who have advocated for greater rule of law, fairer access to education and other issues are being put on trial this week as the government steps up a campaign against dissent. The most prominent case is...
  • 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...