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  • Assembly's tea party firebrand, Tim Donnelly, cools his rhetoric

    Assembly's tea party firebrand, Tim Donnelly, cools his rhetoric
    SACRAMENTO —Tim Donnelly arrived at the Assembly in late 2010 with big plans. First on his list: a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration. A plan to dismantle the state's air quality board was close behind. In a Capitol dominated by...
  • Seattle Boy Scouts council revokes charter in gay scoutmaster case

    SEATTLE The Seattle Boy Scouts of America council has revoked the charter of the church that hosts the troop led by gay scoutmaster Geoff McGrath. In a prepared statement, BSA said the decision was made to pull the charter from Rainier Beach United...
  • Women play second fiddle at summer music festivals like Coachella

     Women play second fiddle at summer music festivals like Coachella
    INDIO, Calif. — Dee Dee Penny, lead singer of the Dum Dum Girls, is no stranger to performing at giant summer musical events. At the first of the two-weekend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival events last Friday, her retro-rock act played...
  • Conservatives vs. liberals in the cultural war

    Conservatives vs. liberals in the cultural war
    The "culture wars" have been a feature of American politics for almost a century, but recently a number of commentators have declared their end. Conservatives have lost, swept aside by a wave of enthusiasm for marriage equality and sexualized mass...
  • In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by

    In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by
    DAMASCUS, Syria — The thud of mortar shelling alternated with tolling church bells Friday as the Christians of this capital's ancient Bab Touma district marked Good Friday amid extremely tight security. The Easter Week processions that once...
  • Why Democrats are playing the race card

    Why Democrats are playing the race card
    After years of mostly hedging any suggestion that racism has anything to do with President Barack Obama's ferocious opposition, there's a new racial etiquette in town. Top Democrats are slipping off the kid gloves. "To a significant extent, the...
  • Musical shares stage with gay rights debate at South Carolina college

    Musical shares stage with gay rights debate at South Carolina college
    Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the musical "Fun Home" after state lawmakers approved a proposed cut in school funding over the critically acclaimed lesbian memoir on which the musical is based. Outraged over...
  • A barrage of wedgies [Commentary]

    A barrage of wedgies  [Commentary]
    Social issues are labeled "wedge issues" for a reason. They appeal to emotion. They are easily communicated. They count when ballots are cast. Throw in poll-tested rhetoric and effective manipulation of facts, and there you have it: the capture of an...
  • California students feel UC admission squeeze

    California students feel UC admission squeeze
    California high school seniors faced a tougher time winning a freshman spot at most of the UC campuses for the fall, with their chances at UCLA and UC Berkeley now fewer than one in five, according to a report released Friday. Six of UC's nine...
  • For LGBT seniors, affordable housing is scarce and often unwelcoming

    For LGBT seniors, affordable housing is scarce and often unwelcoming
    The walls of Alice Herman's home are covered in photographs. Herman and Sylvia Purdue, her partner of 45 years, smile in scenes from birthdays and hospital rooms. In black-and-white photos from their younger days, their hair is teased, their makeup...
  • Law to protect women helps gays too

    Law to protect women helps gays too
    What does the federal Violence Against Women Act have to do with outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians? A good deal, it turns out. The latest version of the law, which among other things provides grants to agencies that deal with victims of...