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  • For Republicans in California, goals come with a side of delusion

    Perhaps no profession leans on the power of delusion so much as politics. That middling crowd in a city of millions? Proof that they love me. That poll showing a looming loss a week before the vote? The only poll that counts is the one on election...
  • Questions linger after gay marriage legalization

    Questions linger after gay marriage legalization
    The legalization of same-sex marriage in Florida raises a number of related questions. Legal and other experts addressed some of them Tuesday. Who will be legally obligated to participate in same sex ceremonies, and who is exempt? Clergy members of...
  • The financially stressed favor Democrats, don't vote much, study finds

    The financially stressed favor Democrats, don't vote much, study finds
    About half of American adults have no retirement account beyond Social Security, 4 in 10 don’t have a credit card, and 1 in 5 lack a checking account. Statistics like that paint a picture of the widespread nature of financial insecurity in the U....
  • With new restrooms, schools seek to ensure that all genders feel safe and welcome

    Walking to the restroom can be a 20-minute odyssey for Blake School's Schmitty Smith. Smith must traverse four flights of stairs to the school's basement where it has set up a single-stall restroom, often used by transgender and gender nonconforming...
  • Edward Brooke, liberal Republican and 1st black popularly elected to US Senate, dies at 95

    Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95. Brooke died of natural causes at his Coral Gables, Florida, home, said Ralph Neas, Brooke'...
  • Edward Brooke, 1st black man elected to U.S. Senate, dies

    Former Senator Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black man in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95. Brooke died of natural causes at his Coral Gables, Florida, home, said Ralph Neas,...
  • Jeb Bush says same-sex marriage should be a state decision

    MIAMI As he considers running for president, Jeb Bush is not offering encouraging words about same-sex marriages coming to Florida. "It ought be a local decision. I mean, a state decision," the former governor said Sunday in a brief interview. "The state...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Once again Hollywood takes history into its own hands

    WASHINGTON The other day while suffering through the previews of coming attractions before the main feature I had come to see at the local multiplex, I was treated to another example of historic revisionism, Hollywood style. One of the previews was for...
  • Santa Ana leaders encourage young Latino activists to speak, by ballot

    Santa Ana leaders encourage young Latino activists to speak, by ballot
    Laura Perez thought Mayor Miguel Pulido was being inattentive when she stepped to the podium at a Santa Ana City Council meeting last summer. So she called him on it. "What are you looking at? Please answer me. Can you answer?" Perez asked Pulido. "What...
  • Central Florida gay couples eager to get married

    Central Florida gay couples eager to get married
    For same-sex couples in Central Florida, the opportunity to get married in Florida seemed like an impossible dream with the passage of a state constitutional amendment that banned gay marriage and civil unions in 2008. Now, with a federal court ruling...
  • Low-profile couple forced Florida to recognize same-sex marriage

    Low-profile couple forced Florida to recognize same-sex marriage
    Jim Brenner is a state forest-service manager and firefighter. Chuck Jones is a manager at the Florida Department of Education. They live in Tallahassee and have been sweethearts for 25 years, a married couple for five. They have never been gay-rights...