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Civil Rights

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  • Malala wins wide acclaim for peace work, but not the Nobel Prize

    If the Nobel Peace Prize were awarded to the most inspiring triumph of reason over brutality, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai would be booking a flight to Oslo. The Pakistani schoolgirl's activism for education and equality in defiance of Taliban bullets...
  • Re-enactment spotlights legal legacy of Mormon church founder Joseph Smith

    Re-enactment spotlights legal legacy of Mormon church founder Joseph Smith
    Constantly in and out of courtrooms until killed by a mob outside a jail in Carthage, Ill., Mormon church founder Joseph Smith spent much of his adult life as a wanted man. On Monday, three lesser known legal battles that kept Smith a free man will come...
  • Obama wings it in Egypt

    Who says President Obama isn't a unifier? Last week, Edmund Sanders of the Los Angeles Times reported from Cairo: "As rival camps of Egyptians protest for and against the toppling of President Mohamed Morsi, there is a rare point of agreement: America is...
  • Group fined after alleged dirty tricks against gay San Diego candidate

    Group fined after alleged dirty tricks against gay San Diego candidate
    SAN DIEGO -- A political action committee that apparently formed last year to hurt the San Diego mayoral bid of Carl DeMaio by reminding voters that he is gay has been fined $7,500 for violating campaign disclosure laws. The group, called...
  • Chicago Forward: marriage equality in Illinois

    Chicago Forward: marriage equality in Illinois
    Thirteen states now allow same-sex marriage. Illinois isn’t one of them.  Though the Illinois Senate passed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act in February,  the bill’s sponsors haven’t come up with the votes to pass it in...
  • Journalist Soledad O'Brien aims to enlighten on 'Dream School'

     Journalist Soledad O'Brien aims to enlighten on 'Dream School'
    Former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien turns teacher in Monday's installment of "Dream School," the Sundance Channel's series about a class of high school dropouts inspired by a celebrity faculty. It's part of her new matrix of journalistic gigs under her...
  • Woman sues LaSalle County over strip-search

    Woman sues LaSalle County over strip-search
    Dana Holmes was drunk, naked and being recorded on video. The 33-year-old was facedown on the floor of a LaSalle County jail cell while cameras captured images of her nude body on the facility's video system. Minutes earlier, four deputies — three...
  • Security vs. privacy

    The latest open debate over security and privacy is a welcome pivot from the irksome father-knows-best attitude that has prevailed too long regarding the government's contention of superior judgment in the realm of national security. As with most...
  • Obamacare: New fight, old tactics

     Obamacare: New fight, old tactics
    Last month, Americans took pride in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Unfortunately, we are also revisiting a far darker episode in our history, a civil rights-era conflict that tells us much about the hurdles facing President...
  • There's no unlimited right to bear arms

    There's no unlimited right to bear arms
    There is an opinion abroad in the land that the right to bear arms is unlimited, an absolute right, like the right to vote or the right to a fair trial. This heartfelt conviction has surfaced lately in state legislation that attempts to nullify...
  • Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department

    Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department
    Six weeks after taking over the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is receiving praise from unions, concern from business leaders and hope from others that he will expand the agency's mission. Perez, a former Maryland labor secretary,...