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As conservatives grapple with the reality of gay marriage and the Supreme Court weighs whether companies should be forced to offer birth control to employees, it's very clear: The conflict between religious freedom and gender/sexual equality has become " the most important civil rights issue of this time."
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Tens of thousands of Turks demonstrated in Istanbul and other cities on Wednesday coming off the funeral of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan.
Arguing it interferes with "the educational process, educational environment, and the rights of other students," school officials in Wisconsin have come down hard on an excellent investigative piece in a Fond du Lac student newspaper on a prevailing rape culture within the school that often blames the victims of sexual abuse.
"Come into our homes and stay as long as you wish." That is the invitation which wealthy club women of Chicago have extended to the locked out girl corset workers in the factory of the Chicago Corset company at Aurora.
Louisiana's longest-serving death row inmate was freed on Tuesday after a state district judge voided his murder conviction and death sentence.
Senator Dianne Feinstein took to the senate floor on Tuesday to denounce the Central Intelligence Agency for spying on her staff as it undertook an investigation into the CIA torture program conducted under the Bush administration.
In a series of dramatic political moves, the Libyan General National Congress on Tuesday made a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.
Who knows, soon we might see headlines and cable TV shows asking: "Is Dianne Feinstein a whistleblower or a traitor?" A truthful answer to that question could not possibly be "whistleblower."
The result of Tuesday's special election for a congressional seat in Florida was a big victory for Republicans.
As the San Francisco bureaucrats on the dais murmured about why they weren't getting anywhere near what we in the audience passionately hoped for, asked for, and worked for, my mind began to wander.
Making political sense out of the events in Ukraine and Crimea has become great sport.
"Unlike nations which have rational labor policies like sick leave, paid parental leave, affordable childcare, vacation time, generous retirement and which protect the right to organize a union, the USA has chosen the opposite course.
Following the lead of the House last week, the Indiana Senate on Monday voted 37-8 to end the state's popular Energizing Indiana program, which will now head to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration.
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Children and teenagers who are bullied are twice as likely to contemplate suicide as other children, according to a new review of dozens of previous studies on the psychological tolls of being harassed, taunted, and otherwise ostracized by one's peers.
When a plane carrying 239 people disappears and everyone is presumed dead, the world's TV networks devote hours of coverage to the tragedy.
So apparently Christie was using Port Authority funds to build projects in New Jersey, and to distribute 9/11 relics to favored mayors.