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  • Review: 'Bad Feminist' by Roxane Gay

    Review: 'Bad Feminist' by Roxane Gay
    Don't tear other women down, because even if they're not your friends, they are women and this is just as important," Roxane Gay writes in "Bad Feminist." "This is not to say you cannot criticize other women, but understand the difference between...
  • Iraqi Sunnis lay out conditional offer to join unity government

    Iraqi Sunnis lay out conditional offer to join unity government
    Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq's Sunni heartland offered their conditional backing on Friday for a new government that hopes to contain sectarian bloodshed and an offensive by Islamic State militants that threatens to tear the country apart. One of...
  • Religious rights and gay rights

    Last month, President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Equally notable is what the president didn't do: He refused to exempt religious organizations....
  • Proposal could create more voting districts anchored by minorities

    Proposal could create more voting districts anchored by minorities
    Minority groups seeking more influence in local government would have a potentially powerful new tool at their disposal under a proposed expansion of the California Voting Rights Act. The way Los Angeles County — among others jurisdictions —...
  • The Supreme Court has made the Equal Rights Amendment irrelevant

    As if the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation weren’t enough of a 1970s flashback, the Equal Rights Amendment is back in the news. The Associated Press reports that Democratic Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, and Carolyn...
  • Church firing stirs up controversy over same-sex marriage

    Church firing stirs up controversy over same-sex marriage
    Angry, tearful parishioners stood in line at the crowded church, each taking a turn to beg church leaders to bring back their longtime music director, who was fired recently from northwest suburban Holy Family Catholic Church after announcing his...
  • Exclusive: Sunni leaders open to joining Iraq government if conditions met

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland who rebelled against outgoing premier Nuri al-Maliki's Shi'ite-led government are willing to join the new administration if certain conditions are met, a spokesman said on...
  • With Ferguson essay, Rand Paul proves a very different Republican

    With Ferguson essay, Rand Paul proves a very different Republican
    Win or lose—and there’s no question he’s running—Rand Paul has firmly established himself as the most intriguing Republican eyeing the White House in 2016. Thursday brought fresh evidence as the Kentucky senator leaped headlong...
  • LGBT Americans less likely to be religious, poll finds

    LGBT Americans less likely to be religious, poll finds
    Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender are less likely to be religious than their non-LGBT peers, according to a new Gallup poll. While about half of the 3,242 LGBT adults included in the poll found religion important in...
  • Obama's actions speak louder than words, some civil rights leaders say

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's reluctance to delve intensely into the issue of race is drawing criticism from some African-Americans, who say he needs to contribute to the dialogue on race in America, especially as violence continues to roil...
  • Children As Young As Ten Battling Eating Disorders

    Thousands of Connecticut adults and children – some as young as 10 – struggle with eating disorders with many suffering secretly because the life-threatening psychiatric condition has gone undiagnosed and untreated, experts in the field...