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  • A Yale Chaplain's Crimes Of Conscience

    A Yale Chaplain's Crimes Of Conscience
    He was a cleric. But was he a criminal? Yale University's chaplain, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr., was arrested several times during the civil rights movement. But his most notable bust was on charges of conspiring to help young men dodge the...
  • Nostalgia is a baby boomer bummer

     Nostalgia is a baby boomer bummer
    Grab a whiskey sour, old friends, slip into something paisley and let's wallow around in the warm goo of yet more baby boomer nostalgia. You say you're still hung over from that huge 50th anniversary party for the Beatles' arrival in America? My...
  • Ohio judge stays his own ruling on same-sex marriage

    Pump the brakes: Same-sex marriages won't be recognized in Ohio just yet. So ruled a federal judge in Ohio on Wednesday, joining a growing number of federal courts around the country to condemn parts of same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional  only...
  • Scalia criticizes historic Supreme Court ruling on freedom of the press

    Scalia criticizes historic Supreme Court ruling on freedom of the press
    WASHINGTON – This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in New York Times vs. Sullivan, its most important pronouncement on the freedom of the press, but the ruling has not won the acceptance of Justice Antonin...
  • California students feel UC admission squeeze

    California students feel UC admission squeeze
    California high school seniors faced a tougher time winning a freshman spot at most of the UC campuses for the fall, with their chances at UCLA and UC Berkeley now fewer than one in five, according to a report released Friday. Six of UC's nine...
  • 5 hurt as collision sends truck into South Side building

    5 hurt as collision sends truck into South Side building
    Five people were hurt this afternoon when two vehicles collided on the South Side and one of them struck a building, authorities said. Officials responded about 2:30 p.m. to a traffic crash at the intersection of East 71st Street and South Dr. Martin...
  • Health disparity persists [Commentary]

    Health disparity persists  [Commentary]
    Nearly half a century has passed since Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." Yet decades later, only modest progress has been made to reduce the pervasive...
  • 'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching

    'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching
    For his latest documentary, "The Address," Ken Burns changed up his traditional style of sprawling looks at major historical events in favor of a short, cinema verite look at the lives of young boys at a Vermont school who are challenged to memorize and...
  • Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]

    Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]
    Every year, Major League Baseball honors the extraordinary accomplishments of Jackie Robinson and the integration of modern professional baseball. Active players will on April 15th don Robinson's number 42, retired in 1997, to commemorate his ground-...
  • Great Divide: Gap between poor and wealthiest continues to widen

    "There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech MEMPHIS, Tenn. A month after Natalie Vazquez lost the best-paying job she'd...
  • Panel at LBJ library discusses Civil Rights Act

    AUSTIN, Texas Day two of a three-day summit at the LBJ Presidential Library to commemorate the anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson's 1964 Civil Rights Act brought more spirited discussions and a gathering of political and intellectual firepower Wednesday,...