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  • The roots of workplace gender bias

     The roots of workplace gender bias
    I may wear a tight-fitting Superman outfit to work each day, but that doesn't make me the Man of Steel. (It does, however, make me a frequent visitor to the human resources department — something about "inappropriate work attire.") The point is,...
  • Florida redistricting ruling could be felt for decades

    Florida redistricting ruling could be felt for decades
    TALLAHASSEE -- Central Florida's political geography could be scrambled thanks to a court's ruling that the Legislature's congressional maps tilted too far to help elect Republicans. The fallout could be felt for years as a precedent-setter for future...
  • Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians

    Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians
    Attempting to make inroads with a Democratic-leaning voting bloc, the Palm Beach County Republican Party is reaching out to the gay and lesbian community. Chairwoman Anita Mitchell hopes gays and lesbians will see the Republican Party as something other...
  • Investigation urged after Latino caucus rejects Republican lawmaker

    Shortly after he was elected, state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez took what he said was a natural step and asked to join the California Latino Legislative Caucus. The Oceanside Republican said his request last year was at first met with silence. "When I...
  • Joe Garcia: Carrying on tradition of Freedom Summer

    This summer marks the 50-year anniversary of Freedom Summer, perhaps the first and most significant volunteer led voter registration effort in our nation's history. During Freedom Summer, grassroots organizers fanned out across Mississippi to register...
  • Democracy: No longer for sale?

    Ah, 1961. The year -- certain aspects of it, anyway -- are almost impossible to remember. "Whites only" bathrooms, for instance. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing...
  • Obama caught between religious groups, gay rights activists over order

    WASHINGTON Gay rights activists cheered when President Barack Obama announced that he'd sign a long-sought executive order prohibiting companies that do government work from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...
  • Note to media: There's no such office as 'female justice'

    Note to media: There's no such office as 'female justice'
    If you read news articles about a post-Hobby Lobby dispute at the Supreme Court over contraception coverage, you might think that there is an official position of “female Supreme Court justice.” Typical was the lead of this July 3 New York...
  • Arundel school board censures former member Peterson for 'startling' remarks

    Arundel school board censures former member Peterson for 'startling' remarks
    A former Anne Arundel County school board member says he'll resign from a school system ethics panel after being censured by the board for comments he made last month, including a reference to then-interim superintendent Mamie Perkins as "Aunt Jemima."...
  • Two Watertown Students Arrested After Instagram Harassment

    WATERTOWN — Police have charged two high school students after an investigation into an Instagram page that targeted other students with harassing comments. Detective Mark Conway said that there were two victims and most of the comments on the...
  • Maybe it's OK to say 'that's so gay'

    Maybe it's OK to say 'that's so gay'
    The phrase “that's so gay” has traditionally been understood as homophobic. A school report published by Stonewall, a U.K.-based gay, lesbian and bisexual rights charity, argued this position, and it will be discussed in their upcoming...