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  • Soccer stadium, Interstate 4 and prejudice: Letters

    Soccer stadium, Interstate 4 and prejudice: Letters
    Rethink soccer stadium I'm a huge Orlando City Lions soccer fan. I've been a season-ticket holder for three years. I'm also a practical libertarian. This puts me at odds. Yes, I want to go to soccer games, but I don't want those games to be in a state-...
  • Sexism both hindered and helped my career

    Sexism both hindered and helped my career
    I got my job as a reporter at the New York Times in 1977 partly because I was a woman. Some said that I lost my job at the paper almost 30 years later for the same reason, but, while I was certainly affected by sexism, my departure was another story...
  • Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case

    Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case
    Anthony M. Kennedy was a 44-year-old appeals court judge in Sacramento — a Republican appointee and happily-married Catholic — when he first confronted the question of whether the Constitution protected the rights of gays and lesbians. His...
  • Florida Legislature adds protections for pregnant women

    Florida is making it clear that anti-discrimination laws extend to pregnant women. The Florida Legislature on Friday passed a bill that would add pregnant women to the state's existing civil rights law. The measure passed the Florida House by a 115-2...
  • Kansas fraternity expels 4 members for mocking Muslims

    A fraternity at the University of Kansas has kicked out four members who admitted involvement in a video posted on social media that mocks Muslims. Zeta Beta Tau chapter president Jason Finkelstein said Wednesday that the traditionally Jewish...
  • Baltimore riots remind us of why we need police

    Baltimore riots remind us of why we need police
    Some people protest police brutality in ways that only remind us of why we need police. That's how I feel about the Baltimore rioters, whom some news reports described as "protesters." The label falsely flatters the thugs and hooligans who set fires...
  • After Gray's death, how can I help?

    After Gray's death, how can I help?
    Recent events involving the death of Freddie Gray have demonstrated once again that this country has much progress still to make in upholding the rights of all its citizens, black and white and everything else along the spectrum of color. I have to...
  • A "rough ride" for Baltimore

    Some people protest police brutality in ways that only remind us of why we need police. That's how I feel about the Baltimore rioters who some news reports described as "protestors." The label falsely flatters the thugs and hooligans who set fires and...
  • Sanctions movement against Israel violates international law

    Sanctions movement against Israel violates international law
    Commentator Yousef Munayyer does a grave disservice to Israelis and Palestinians alike by depicting the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement as an effort to force Israeli compliance with international human rights laws ("Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for...
  • Audit says universities need to better track crime, sex bias

    Audit says universities need to better track crime, sex bias
    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's system of 14 state-owned universities should do a better job of tracking crimes and sex discrimination, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Monday as he released a performance audit of the agency. In a...
  • Marco Rubio on LGBTQ Civil Rights

    Marco Rubio on LGBTQ Civil Rights
    Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio is officially in the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination. That most certainly means he has a campaign book on the market.   My copy of Rubio’s American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for...