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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Women priests, fast-track and sugar: Letters

    Women priests, fast-track and sugar: Letters
    Women priests? Thank you for the discourse "The Front Burner: Women priests in Catholic Church?" between guest columnists Joe Wenke and Sister Sara Butler (Orlando Sentinel, Friday). Like Wenke, I'm an advocate for women priests, but I do understand...
  • Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

    Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria
    Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning triumph for the group only days after it captured the strategic city of Ramadi in Iraq. It was unclear by nightfall...
  • Our crazy policies for the mentally ill

    Our crazy policies for the mentally ill
    A Bronx man died in police custody last week after police responded to a 911 call. An Iraq combat veteran in El Paso, Texas, serving a two-day DWI sentence died after being subdued by guards. A woman died after being shot by a Taser by sheriff's...
  • Differing perceptions of Waco, Baltimore raise questions

    Differing perceptions of Waco, Baltimore raise questions
    The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests. The main images of a fatal gun battle between armed bikers and police...
  • Comic Chelsea Handler will be at Horseshoe Hammond

    Comedian, actress, author and television host Chelsea Handler, will perform stand-up comedy Sunday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. Handler is known for her E! Television network show, "Chelsea Lately" and for her five books that have...
  • Wandering Eye: The right way to report on sexual assault, an update on SWAT culture, and more

    Wandering Eye: The right way to report on sexual assault, an update on SWAT culture, and more
    On Monday, The Sun published an article by Ian Duncan about a new report from Human Rights Watch, which "says retaliation against military service members who report sexual assaults has contributed to a culture of fear and silence." It's worth reading...
  • Local activists push for global human rights

    Local activists push for global human rights
    Three volunteer Jewish activists from South Florida traveled to Washington, D.C. on May 13 as part of the American Jewish World Service Policy Summit, where they met with members of Congress to advocate for policies that combat violence against women...
  • Shonda Rhimes, Jenji Kohan recognize 'lucky' position as female showrunners

    Shonda Rhimes, Jenji Kohan recognize 'lucky' position as female showrunners
    Showrunners Shonda Rhimes and Jenji Kohan called on females to "woman up" and draw mouths on Hello Kitty knick-knacks when they were honored by the Feminist Majority Foundation on Monday night. Rhimes, who is responsible for ABC's trifecta of female-led...
  • For transgender students, schools craft policies of support

    For transgender students, schools craft policies of support
    The eighth-grader fidgeted nervously during an impromptu meeting with the principal of Haven Middle School in Evanston just before the start of first semester. While classmates and teachers had long known the student as a girl, the 13-year-old...
  • Congress should not kill Iran deal

    Congress should not kill Iran deal
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham got it right on Sunday when he said the framework accord between Iran and the major world powers on Tehran's disputed nuclear program is probably the best deal the Obama administration could have gotten. Of...
  • Crisis in the Mediterranean

    Crisis in the Mediterranean
    After hundreds of migrants trying to reach Italy drowned last Sunday when their rickety vessel capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, it's no longer possible to ignore the humanitarian disaster unfolding on Europe's southern flank. This year at least 900...