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  • Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power? South Florida's the place

    Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power?  South Florida's the place
    I write in praise of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, even though I will vote against her. I write in praise of Florida Senate candidate Ellyn Bogdanoff, even though I hope incumbent Sen. Maria Sachs defeats her. A brave Muslim girl whose full name I...
  • Whittier's voting system shift is better for Latinos, but not ideal

    Whittier's voting system shift is better for Latinos, but not ideal
    Last year, the city of Whittier was sued under California's Voting Rights Act. Roughly half of the city's registered voters are Latino — yet, in its 116-year history, only one Latino has been elected to the five-member City Council. None have been...
  • Districts drawn to elect minorities may cost Democrats control of House

    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. Black residents of this small southeast Florida town like their congressman. Rep. Alcee Hastings looks like them. He understands them. "If the person has the same race as you, I think they care about you more. They understand where...
  • Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats

    Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats
    Leaving church on a recent Sunday, Jose Trujillo paused to consider the upcoming midterm election and two of the hottest Senate and gubernatorial races in the country, blazing away right here in Georgia. Trujillo hasn't paid much attention to either...
  • League of Women Voters of Illinois offers ballot recommendations

    Illinois voters will be asked to make some important decisions on the Nov. 4 ballot, in addition to selecting candidates. The League of Women Voters of Illinois offers recommendations for three of the questions on the ballot. After extensive study,...
  • Church has new attitude toward gays

    Church has new attitude toward gays
    Your front-page headline, "Gays welcomed," for a photograph about the Catholic Church smacks of ignorance and a touch of bigotry. It implies that historically gays were never welcomed. This sort of banner is quite unkind. Fact is that the lesbian, gay,...
  • Catholics, Africans, gays and the race card

    Catholics, Africans, gays and the race card
    The Roman Catholic Synod of Bishops that ended over the weekend was a remarkable exercise in transparency, with liberal and conservative prelates openly sparring over whether the church should adopt a more welcoming approach to gays and to Catholics who...
  • Catholics and gays, Hitt and Ebola: Letters

    Catholics and gays, Hitt and Ebola: Letters
    Catholics welcome gays I am happy to hear the Catholic Church is facing reality and acknowledging the existence, within society — and, presumably, within the clergy itself — of halfway-decent gay people ("Vatican moves to welcome gays,"...
  • Homeowner association manager is flirting with sexual harassment suit

    Question: Our homeowner association has dozens of employees and one female manager-agent. Dozens have complained of her overly flirtatious and seductive behavior, in that she "comes on" to their fathers, husbands, sons and boyfriends. Others complain of...
  • To Our Readers: Proud Past, Exciting Future

    To Our Readers: Proud Past, Exciting Future
    Dear Readers: For 250 years, we here at The Courant have enjoyed a special privilege — telling the stories that have helped shape who we are as a state. We've told stories of triumph and tragedy, of heartbreak and hope. There have been stories we'...
  • Catholic bishops drop moves to accept gays

    Catholic bishops drop moves to accept gays
    Roman Catholic bishops on Saturday reversed a historic acceptance of gays, dropping parts of a controversial document that had talked more positively of homosexuals than ever before in Church history. The document, issued at the end of a two-week...