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  • Chan Lowe: The Miami-Dade same-sex marriage cases

    Chan Lowe: The Miami-Dade same-sex marriage cases
    The Sunshine State isn’t the same place it was a mere six years ago. In cultural terms, our social attitudes about gay rights, in particular, have moved forward at a lightning pace.   A peek at Florida’s constitution shows that, along with...
  • Julio Fuentes: Unregulated fishing poses economic threat to Florida

    As President/CEO of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and on behalf of Florida's Hispanic business community, I would like to express my grave concerns over illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, a global problem that is impacting...
  • Why fight another battle over Prop. 187?

    Why fight another battle over Prop. 187?
    To the editor: The three Latino California lawmakers quoted in the article — Sens. Ricardo Lara (D-Los Angeles) and Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) — are emblematic of ethnic activists who continue...
  • Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum

    Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum
    State Rep. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, has asked Republican Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to support the legal fight to overturn Florida's ban on gay marriage. Orlando elected leaders, led by Democratic Mayor Buddy Dyer, recently voted 5-2 to file a...
  • College Match: Helping low-income students achieve more than they might imagine

    NEW YORK In spite of being among the top students in his school, Joseph Nelzy was quick to give up on being admitted to one of the nation's best colleges after he got a rejection letter from Brandeis University, near Boston. "I had no hope after that,"...
  • Same-sex marriage is issue in Florida courts and on campaign trail

    Same-sex marriage is issue in Florida courts and on campaign trail
    Florida's ban on same-sex marriage is under attack in multiple courtrooms, a fight that's spilling out onto the 2014 campaign trail. Advocates of same-sex marriage are convinced it's a matter of when — not if — gay marriage becomes legal...
  • Walkers and bikers, Berghdahl and climate change: Letters

    Focus on walkers, bikers On Tuesday, I attended the city's planning-board meeting regarding The Princeton at College Park, a proposed 226-apartment complex. As a decade-long resident of the neighborhood, I did not intend to speak directly against...
  • Why I can't be both a scientist and a liberal [Commentary]

    Why I can't be both a scientist and a liberal [Commentary]
    Economists should be bound by facts and reason. I simply can't embrace liberal positions on the minimum wage, climate change and gender discrimination, and call myself a scientist. Let's take them one by one: The minimum wage: The Congressional Budget...
  • My Brother's Keeper needs to include some sisters [Commentary]

    My Brother's Keeper needs to include some sisters [Commentary]
    It's not as messy as the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care plan, but his My Brother's Keeper initiative for black and Latino boys and young men has created a firestorm of debate among people who have largely been supportive of his...
  • What's up, heterodox?

     
    The online magazine Slate is known and usually valued for its heterodoxy -- "Something you really like actually sucks" and "The hidden value in something you thought really sucked" being the archtypal headlines. This week, however, they have gone too........
  • The cross-racial, cross-party push to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964

     The cross-racial, cross-party push to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    It is a measure of how desperately this country needed the 1964 Civil Rights Act that when John F. Kennedy finally proposed it in June 1963 — and when Lyndon B. Johnson signed it 50 years ago this week — only five of the 535 members of...