| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:13 PM
What does the federal Violence Against Women Act have to do with outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians? A good deal, it turns out.
The latest version of the law, which among other things provides grants to agencies that deal with victims of...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:19 PM
You can't say anything these days without getting into trouble with the feminist thought police.
For example, here's Kirsten Dunst, giving an interview to the U.K. Harper's Bazaar as part of a promotion blitz for her new film, "The Two Faces of January,...
| Apr 20, 2014
Does the 1st Amendment allow states to make it a criminal offense to disseminate false statements about a political candidate? Should citizens who fear that their free speech will be chilled by such a law be permitted to challenge it even if they aren't...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:30 PM
WASHINGTON — Daniel Swalm was researching his family when he came across a disturbing episode in immigration history. That discovery would lead to a move in the U.S. Senate to apologize for action the nation took more than a century ago.
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:46 AM
I have a feeling "Mad Men" is not going to end so happily for some of its fans.
I say that after watching Sunday night's opener of the final season and hearing creator Matthew Weiner talk about where the series is going in its last 14 episodes.
| May 13, 2014
| 11:15 AM
In light of the recent kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls and the worldwide call to #BringBackOurGirls, it is important to note that the difficulties facing young females in Sub-Saharan Africa extend far beyond this tragedy. Last week Jean...
| May 13, 2014
| 2:33 PM
The ladies on the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women pulled out all the stops for their 10th Annual Jewels of Glendale Awards Luncheon at the Oakmont Country Club. Last Thursday, about 400 women and men gathered to honor six "jewels" of our...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:30 AM
The historic value of the classic European-style Georgian colonial known as the Bulkeley Mansion in West Hartford was not lost on Keith Garner when he bought the estate as a single father in 1992 for $685,000. But that's not why he bought it.
| May 6, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Forty-five years after her first UCLA teaching gig attracted the wrath of Gov. Ronald Reagan, Angela Y. Davis is back on campus this semester, as regents' lecturer in the gender studies department. Her Thursday address in Royce Hall, about feminism and...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:26 PM
It is rare for state legislative candidates to get national media attention, but there was West Hollywood attorney Sandra Fluke on MSNBC the other day, talking about the challenges of being a woman running for the California Senate.
It was one of...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In 1920, a bond salesman walked into Joseph Yenowsky's Waterbury, Conn., clothing store. Yenowsky was a tough sell. During their lengthy conversation, Yenowsky told the salesman he thought Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Bolshevik leader, was "the brainiest...