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  • Cumulative voting is designed to protect minority owners

    Question: We recently bought a home in a large development with a homeowner association and are new to the concept of boards and this type of living environment. We're told the same directors have been on the board and controlling the association for over...
  • Counting Americans of Middle Eastern, North African descent

    WASHINGTON For many Americans, checking the right box on the U.S. Census form is a reflexive gesture, whether it's marking "black," "white," "Hispanic," "Asian," "American Indian" or all of the above. But for Americans of Middle Eastern and North African...
  • Chutzpah always just around the corner

    One of the best definitions of chutzpah that I can find comes from our friends at Wikipedia. There, chutzpah is defined as "the quality of audacity, for good or bad." It adds, in Wikipedia's never-ending search for the truth, that the word comes from the...
  • Rights group says Chinese police open fire on Tibetan protesters

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have opened fire on Tibetan demonstrators in southwestern China, wounding 10 people, after the Tibetans protested against the detention of a respected village leader, a Tibetan rights group said. The crackdown in the...
  • Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling

    Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling
    Gay and lesbian couples fighting to overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage have counted Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring as one of their strongest allies in the effort. But Herring and the plaintiffs diverged Monday on whether the U.S....
  • With Islamic State on march, Lebanon's Christians must agree on president

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - With minorities facing death and persecution at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Lebanon's Christians must lay aside their rivalries and agree on who should fill the vacant presidency, a leading Druze politician has...
  • Tribune poll: Daley gets blame for city's financial condition

    Tribune poll: Daley gets blame for city's financial condition
    Far more Chicago voters believe former Mayor Richard M. Daley is more responsible for the city's ongoing financial woes than his successor, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. At the same time, a strong majority of those surveyed continue to...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: The horrific destruction of Christianity in Iraq

    Convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or die. Those are the conditions offered to Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Since the Islamic State (formerly called ISIL and ISIS)...
  • The faith-based slippery slope

    To the editor: The problem is that nothing in President Obama's executive order prohibiting anti-gay discrimination by federal contractors (including religious organizations) can bar a church from denying membership to gays. ("Religious rights and gay...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Texas and North Carolina push back on voter rights

    It's August, and most of the federal government is on vacation. Members of Congress are on their annual August state or district "work period," President Barack Obama is at Martha's Vineyard, and the Supreme Court is off until early October. But not all...
  • Orlando bans discrimination against transgender people

    Orlando bans discrimination against transgender people
    In Orlando, it's now against the law to discriminate against transgender people because they identify as members of the opposite sex. The City Council granted final approval Monday to a measure that extends Orlando's existing anti-discrimination...