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  • Mayor Eric Garcetti took a low-risk approach in his first year

    Mayor Eric Garcetti took a low-risk approach in his first year
    Mayor Eric Garcetti's appearance last fall at an auditorium across the street from Los Angeles City Hall drew scant attention. It was a gathering of watershed protection specialists, and he'd come with an ardent appeal: Join him the following week at a...
  • The broad reach of the narrow Hobby Lobby ruling

    The Supreme Court's decision striking down the contraceptive mandate for family-owned businesses seems narrow, but its implications are broad and disturbing. The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling Monday, held that it violated the federal Religious Freedom...
  • 1964: A violent, historic year in Florida

    1964: A violent, historic year in Florida
    March 6, 1964: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his only visit to Orlando. Civil-rights leaders from St. Augustine come to Orlando seeking help from King and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the "St. Augustine Movement" underway to...
  • Village with a vision

    Village with a vision
    When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
  • For lawyer and son, Civil Rights Act was personal

    For lawyer and son, Civil Rights Act was personal
    When 6-year-old Billy Holland Jr. walked up the steps to Northboro Elementary School in 1956, he didn't really know what to expect. His father, Bill Holland Sr., the first black lawyer in West Palm Beach, had told him that he was going to attend an all-...
  • Half way is still only half way

    "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of "manifold evils." Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a "threat to the very essence" of America. Rep. Howard Smith called it a...
  • Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'

    Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'
    When Glenn Cassis, a native New Yorker, enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1969, he was one of about 400 students of color at the school that year — more than triple the number of African-American students previously enrolled. "It was...
  • The arrogance of power led to our wasted war in Iraq

    South Florida has had a unique, nuanced and often strained history of cultural interaction, from riots, racism and rancor to marvelous social progress. The demographic fault lines of power, politics and privilege have shifted more dramatically and more...
  • Students to travel back in time

    Ocean View High School history teacher Melissa Miller was expecting to get about 15 students interested in traveling to the southern United States during spring break to learn about the civil rights movement. Much to her surprise, 45 students have signed...
  • 'Big Brother' welcomes contestant who wrote inflammatory comments

    'Big Brother' welcomes contestant who wrote inflammatory comments
    "Big Brother," CBS' reality show that isolates 16 contestants in a house for an entire summer, promised viewers that this season would be "the most twisted ever." In the second night of the show's two-night premiere, "Big Brother" introduced perhaps the...
  • DP Buzz: The Redskins

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...