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  • Record number of Latinos eligible to vote, but midterm clout limited

    Record number of Latinos eligible to vote, but midterm clout limited
    A record number of Latinos are eligible to vote this year, but despite the rising numbers, Latino political clout will be sharply limited in the upcoming midterm election, according to a detailed new study. Very few of this year’s competitive...
  • Voting rights advocates say Florida should lift restrictions on felons voting

    Voting rights advocates say Florida should lift restrictions on felons voting
    Convicts who served their time shouldn't be shut out of Florida voting booths, according to Palm Beach County voting rights advocates who favor more forgiving voting rules for felons. They want to change a state policy, imposed under Gov. Rick Scott in...
  • Latinos still undecided in N.C. Senate race, poll finds

    WASHINGTON Nearly half of the registered 125,000 Latino voters in North Carolina remain undecided in the crucial Senate race between U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and state House Speaker Thom Tillis. And yet just 1 out of 3 Latino voters has been contacted by a...
  • Women join the top 1 percent of earners

    Women join the top 1 percent of earners
    Everyone knows that economic inequality has increased dramatically since the 1970s, and this has created a new cottage industry: dissecting "the top 1 percent." We now have a study from three economists that broadens what we know about these top earners....
  • David Rothkopf: How Malala can help defeat the Islamic State

    David Rothkopf: How Malala can help defeat the Islamic State
    The Nobel Peace Prize committee rightly cited the work that Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi did to lead the "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education," but it was Malala's work...
  • Liberty argument prevails on gay marriage

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Tuesday, Oct. 14 A dramatic evolution has occurred on the issue of gay marriage; both at the Supreme Court and among the public. Some opponents of the court's decision last week not to...
  • Orange commissioners back legal battle in favor of gay marriage

    Orange commissioners back legal battle in favor of gay marriage
    After an emotional hearing, Orange County commissioners voted Tuesday to support the legal battle on behalf of gay couples seeking marital rights in Florida. Commissioners voted 5-2 to join friend-of-the-court or "amicus" briefs calling on judges to...
  • Wednesday: Is the Catholic Church ready for the pope's views on gays?

    Wednesday: Is the Catholic Church ready for the pope's views on gays?
        Pope Francis gets it.  He knows views are changing on gays and remarried divorced people.  He knows about fairness and equality. And he doesn't like discrimination.  The pope has said gays "have gifts and qualities" and should be...
  • The fairy tale called workplace meritocracy

    The fairy tale called workplace meritocracy
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, did all women a favor when he offered advice that discouraged female employees from asking for raises. Although he quickly retracted his comment, what remained was the spectacle of a smart, well-intentioned male...
  • Downey Unified School District settles transgender discrimination claim

    A California school district settled a claim Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights that alleged officials discriminated against a transgender elementary school student. The Downey Unified School District agreed, among...
  • Perra S. Bell, Towson University history teacher

    Perra S. Bell, Towson University history teacher
    Perra S. Bell, a former Towson University history teacher who was a lifelong crusader for civil rights, died Sept. 26 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Fla., of complications from a fractured hip. The former Baltimore resident was 95....