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  • 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...
  • Letter: Royal would work to shrink government

    The race for Assembly District 43 showcases two disparate views of freedom. Republican Todd Royal believes in maximum personal freedom and minimal government control. His adversary, Mike Gatto, is a “tax and spend” Democrat who will...
  • 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....