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  • Privilege makes them do it — what a study of Internet trolls reveals

    Privilege makes them do it — what a study of Internet trolls reveals
    The British government just put up a website with advice on how to fight back against Internet trolls. Popular Science magazine decided "trolls and spambots" were shouting down scientific debate; Christianity Today also ended online comments on its news...
  • Noah Feldman: Supreme Court reaches the end of a political era

    The end of this term at the U.S. Supreme Court felt like the culmination of an era or rather of two eras. Periods in the history of the court tend to form in relation to the great, defining political issues of the day, which eventually make their way to...
  • Episcopalians to vote on allowing gay marriage in churches

    Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. In 2003, the denomination made the trailblazing move of electing the first openly gay...
  • As Myanmar rights official, an Elvis impersonator sings different tune

     As Myanmar rights official, an Elvis impersonator sings different tune
    It was 1967 when U Win Mra, Burma's most successful Elvis impersonator, relinquished his dream of a singing career. As a teenager, he had twice won nationwide contests for mimicking the king of rock 'n' roll. Three songs he recorded for the national...
  • Why we must fight economic apartheid in America

    Why we must fight economic apartheid in America
    Almost lost in the wave of responses to the Supreme Court decisions last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and allowing gays and lesbians to marry was the significance of the court's decision on housing discrimination. In a 5-4 ruling, the court...
  • A good week for America

    Gosh! You go on vacation for a few days and everything happens all at once. The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. "No longer may this liberty be denied," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote. The...
  • Pope to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants in US

    Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty — a...
  • In Theory: The Pentagon takes an inclusive stance

    In Theory: The Pentagon takes an inclusive stance
    Protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation will now be part of the Defense Department’s equal-opportunity policy, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday, June 9. The Pentagon updated the department’s military equal-...
  • NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired; Televisa drops pageant

    NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. The network said it would no longer air the...
  • Indiana religious objections law to take effect months after uproar

    Indiana religious objections law to take effect months after uproar
    The threats to boycott Indiana have faded since the uproar this spring over the state's religious objections law, which takes effect Wednesday. Yet, the law criticized as possible legal discrimination against gays and lesbians still troubles tourism...
  • Even in the Jim Crow South, a mother could impart wisdom about race

    I was born in South Carolina, in the Jim Crow South to a father from rural Mississippi who openly disliked people of color, and to a mother who was half Lebanese. My parents met in high school and found enough common ground to marry. But I never...