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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hong Kong protests? They're foreign to students in Beijing

    Hong Kong protests? They're foreign to students in Beijing
    Luke Li, a 21-year-old studying information technology, might seem like just the kind of mainland Chinese citizen who would be interested in — and sympathetic to — the Hong Kong college students who have taken to the streets for more than...
  • Mark L. Goldstein: Middle East peace requires Palestinian compromises

    Mark L. Goldstein: Middle East peace requires Palestinian compromises
    In his recent Your View, professor Gary Olson parrots a laundry list criticizing Israel's settlement policy. His use of vitriolic rhetoric intends to portray Israelis as insincere in their negotiations toward a two-state solution. Using such words as...
  • Islamic State seeks to justify enslaving Yazidi women and girls in Iraq

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - The Islamic State group said it enslaved families from the minority Yazidi sect after overrunning their villages in northwestern Iraq, in what it praised as the revival of an ancient custom of using women and children as spoils of...
  • Pam Bondi's failures leave one choice: George Sheldon

    Pam Bondi's failures leave one choice: George Sheldon
    When Pam Bondi became Florida's first female attorney general in January 2011, some who had known her as a prosecutor in Tampa had hopes she would be a real problem-solver, not a partisan ideologue. Those hopes faded quickly. Just two months later, as a...
  • 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...
  • Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black wants to take equality in a new direction

    Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black wants to take equality in a new direction
    What comes after marriage for the LGBTQ rights movement? Dustin Lance Black has dedicated much of his work to addressing this question, both in and out of Hollywood. It’s part of the reason he joined Emmy-nominated “Orange is The New Black&...
  • 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...
  • Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'

    Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'
    Of all the inventions of the 20th century, the birth control pill arguably had the most profound effect on the everyday lives of human beings. By making widely available a convenient and effective form of contraception, the pill gave women control over...
  • Maryland lags behind in hiring Hispanics [Commentary]

    Maryland lags behind in hiring Hispanics [Commentary]
    In Maryland, Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the population and in the workforce, yet only 1 percent of them are employed by the state government. An analysis of the state's most recent Equal Employment Opportunity Report, for fiscal...