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  • Closing The Sale With Female Voters

    Closing The Sale With Female Voters
    NORWALK — Polls show that Tom Foley has struggled to connect with women voters, but the Republican candidate for governor is working to close the gender gap. "This is not a race about issues that matter to women and don't matter to men, or...
  • 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...
  • What About Transgender Coverage?

    The Courant’s Dec. 26, 2013, article “State Requiring Health Insurers to Cover Gender Transition" referenced Bulletin IC-37 from the state Insurance Department, which requires health insurance policies issued in Connecticut to provide “...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'Pride' champions a moral victory

    In the Department of Strange Bedfellows, none were stranger than the middle-aged Welsh coal miners and the young London gay activists of Maggie Thatcher's day. Some 2 million British manufacturing jobs had already been lost under her watch when, in March...
  • Vatican official: Recognizing gay couples' rights 'a matter of decency'

    VATICAN CITY A Vatican official on Monday made an unusually outspoken overture towards gay rights, as he backed the recognition of same-sex partnerships, on condition that they are clearly distinguished from heterosexual marriages. "The Church is against...
  • Myanmar rebels say military operations could end peace talks

    YANGON (Reuters) - Peace talks between Myanmar's military and ethnic minority insurgents may collapse if the army scales up operations in rebel-controlled areas, an organization representing rebel groups said on Friday. Various rebels groups have battled...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...