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  • The Civil Rights Act: What JFK, LBJ, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had to say

    Today, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is celebrated across the United States and its historical virtue extolled in textbooks. Fifty years ago, however, as it made its way through Congress, the landmark legislation was intensely polarizing. Debate on the...
  • Quinn finds Rauner tax strategy 'extremely disturbing'

    Quinn finds Rauner tax strategy 'extremely disturbing'
    Gov. Pat Quinn today seized on a Tribune report about Republican Bruce Rauner’s taxes to reinforce a campaign theme that the challenger is out of touch with regular people. Quinn's comments came during an event marking the 50th anniversary of...
  • Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America

    Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America
    On Nov. 6, 1968, the Black Student Union and a coalition of student groups at San Francisco State University known as the Third World Liberation Front began what would become the longest student strike in U.S. history. They wanted the university to...
  • Morgan State under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault case

    Morgan State under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault case
    The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Morgan State University's handling of a reported sexual assault, as the number of colleges nationwide facing scrutiny for their response to sexual violence allegations grows. The...
  • Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling

    Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling
    Gay rights groups voiced cautious optimism Tuesday that this week's Supreme Court decision exempting some corporations from offering contraceptive coverage for female workers will not trigger a widespread assault on same-sex benefits or anti-...
  • Race on track is Darrell Wallace's only concern

    Race on track is Darrell Wallace's only concern
    DAYTONA BEACH -- He's a promising race-car driver, and his first name is Darrell and his last name is Wallace. Right there, Darrell Wallace Jr. ought to have an inside track with NASCAR folk. Except then came the tweet with the N-word in it (since...
  • Rekha Basu: Court steps into religion quagmire

    Let's say that I'm an observant Hindu who keeps a strict vegetarian diet because my religion frowns on killing animals. And let's say I own a software company that employs only vegetarians, because I don't believe I should be forced to subsidize meat-...
  • Equality's struggles

    Equality's struggles
    This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip. And no longer would those who...
  • My freedom ends where your rights begin: My Word

    The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act today and the 238th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence on Friday have inspired me to reflect on rights and freedoms. I love freedom. Maybe not as much as our Founding Father Patrick Henry did...
  • A judicial 'no' on gay conversion therapy

    A judicial 'no' on gay conversion therapy
    Whatever you think of therapy designed to change people's sexual orientation — and we think it's both harmful and insulting to gays and lesbians — it's not constitutionally protected free speech. That was the correct conclusion of a federal...
  • Observers debate scope of Hobby Lobby ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Monday that Hobby Lobby and other "closely held" companies can withhold coverage for certain forms of contraception to insured employees had observers wondering: How far does this decision go? Is it a narrowly tailored...