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  • The other thing the catcalling video shows: Our detachment issues

    If for some unfathomable reason you're not among the more than 30 million people who've already seen the “catcalling video” that started ricocheting through the zeitgeist last week, I'll give you a brief rundown. An actress named Shoshana...
  • Marcus Samuelsson: "Good food is civil rights"

    Marcus Samuelsson: "Good food is civil rights"
    Marcus Samuelsson, the chef and food television personality, saw a problem with how iconic African-American tourist attractions would get visited: "What it was like 10 years ago was, (someone would) jump onto a bus, hop out, take a picture, jump back on...
  • In Iowa, GOP's Joni Ernst broke a gender barrier on her own terms

    In Iowa, GOP's Joni Ernst broke a gender barrier on her own terms
    Joni Ernst's feat this week was one that many thought was impossible: a Republican victory in a blue state that Obama won twice, and the first woman ever elected to Congress from Iowa. Not only did Ernst win a U.S. Senate seat, she clobbered her...
  • Justice Ginsburg sees what motivates Texas' voter ID law: racism

    Justice Ginsburg sees what motivates Texas' voter ID law: racism
    As one might expect, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had no difficulty putting her finger on the point of Texas' voter ID law: it's openly racist.  Ginsburg's colleagues voted 6-3 to allow the Texas law to remain in effect for the upcoming...
  • High court action on Texas ID law shows mixed record on voting rights

    “There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April. Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
  • Iranian ayatollah, diplomat condemn Saudi Arabian cleric's conviction

    A well-known Iranian ayatollah and a top diplomat in Tehran have joined in widespread condemnation of a death sentence handed down in Saudi Arabia against Sheikh Nimr Baqir al Nimr, a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric and dissident. "If Sheikh Nimr is...
  • Kuehl, Shriver each made their mark

    Kuehl, Shriver each made their mark
    For Bobby Shriver, homelessness has always been an issue close to his heart. He made it a central focus during his years on the Santa Monica City Council. But his dogged campaign alienated some would-be allies and, former colleagues say, ultimately made...
  • What About Transgender Coverage?

    The Courant’s Dec. 26, 2013, article “State Requiring Health Insurers to Cover Gender Transition" referenced Bulletin IC-37 from the state Insurance Department, which requires health insurance policies issued in Connecticut to provide “...
  • Ethnic aristocracies have no place in modern America

    Once upon a time, the liberal position was to reject the old discriminatory branding of people by the color of their skins rather than by the content of their characters. Not now. Political and career advantage is found in trumpeting -- or occasionally...
  • In demographically impaired Japan, women still face gender bias

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a bit of tough-guy swagger: He hasn't been afraid to ruffle China's feathers by visiting a controversial war shrine and he's pushed to revise Japan's pacifist constitution. Yet he's also become one of Asia's most vocal...
  • L.A. County sees its lowest tally of hate crimes in 24 years

    L.A. County sees its lowest tally of hate crimes in 24 years
    Los Angeles County saw the fewest number of hate crimes reported in 24 years in 2013, but black residents made up the overwhelming majority of victims despite making up less than 10% of the population, according to an annual report released Wednesday by...