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  • Was Obama Asleep When He Signed the NDAA Bill?

     
    As I study President Obama’s record, I can usually anticipate what kind of bills and initiatives he will support and sign. Every politician makes concessions and compromises, but the basic fundamental principles remain intact. The National Defense...
  • Jacobs: County needs ordinance for its proposed registry

     
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Friday that any county version of a domestic partner registry would likely need to include an ordinance. It's potentially a key breakthrough in what has become a combative policy fight, and signals Orange County...
  • Judge rules refugee who abandoned newborn is an unfit mother

     
    After Nunu Sung delivered her baby alone on a cool summer's evening outside her cousin's Wheaton apartment, she placed the newborn in a leafy area …...
  • MLK Celebration Inspries Our Country

     
    The parades, sermons, dinners and program honoring the legacy and greatness of Dr. Martin Luther King are over. Many Americans will not give it a thought and look at the day as a waste of time and energy. Yet each year the numbers increase at the...
  • ‘I appreciate him now even more than I did years ago,’ says MLK contemporary, activist

     
    As the nation celebrated the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, E. Carol Johnson recalled meeting and working with the Civil Rights leader. …...
  • King Center shake-up: Martin Luther King III quits as president

     
    Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., announced on Tuesday that he will step down as president of the Atlanta-based center devoted to the legacy of his father....
  • 5% of Elmhurst College applicants identify with LGBT community

     
    About 5 percent of prospective Elmhurst College students identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender on the first set of applications received after the …...
  • Gaza Strip activist leaves hospital after stabbing attack

     
    Palestinian human-rights activist Mahmoud abu Rahma left a Gaza Strip hospital Wednesday after being stabbed last week by unknown assailants apparently motivated by his outspoken criticism of Palestinian militants....
  • Crusading Spanish judge is back in court — as defendant

     
    Baltasar Garzon, a Spanish judge who indicted former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, is back in court as a defendant. Garzon, 56, is charged with ordering illegal wiretaps in one of three cases against him....
  • The U.S.: Still the protector of Mideast strongmen [Blowback]

     
    Obama has continued and in many cases increased U.S. aid (most of it military) to clients such as Morocco and Jordan, sold tens of billions of dollars in advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies,...
  • On MLK Day, Eric Holder vows to enforce Voting Rights Act

     
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. pledges to use the full force of the Justice Department to defend the Voting Rights Act, one of the keystones of the civil rights movement of the 1960s....