| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Addressing a meeting of Planned Parenthood last Friday, President Obama accused pro-lifers of wanting to "turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century."
Like any decade, the '50s had its problems -- racism,...
| Sep 29, 2013
Imagine marrying the man you adore, only to find yourself locked away in an Afghan harem, where your sweetheart alternately ignores, insults, hits and sexually assaults you.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:40 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida has a checkered past when it comes to social-equality movements such as women's suffrage or gay rights, more laggard than leader.
So if there was a bright spot on the American Association of University Women's income-gap...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:10 PM
The buddy-cop comedy “The Heat,” starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, pulled in $40 million at the weekend box office. Not only did it beat out considerable competition, like “White House Down,” but it also proved again...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Question: My company owns and manages several large rental communities. After very strong encouragement from our local police department, I agreed to establish a "zero tolerance" policy for criminal activity by any of our residents.
If a police call...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Last week: Certainly the story of the week was the Zimmerman verdict. While the rule of law was upheld, recognizing reasonable doubt, since there were no witnesses and Trayvon was not able to tell his side of the story, not guilty had to be the verdict....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Adelle Waldman's debut novel, "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.," chronicles just that: Nathaniel Piven's love affairs. Nate lives in Brooklyn. He's a writer. The constant portrayal of Brooklyn in the media has made the New York borough ubiquitous....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:30 AM
"Venus Vs.," which premieres Tuesday on ESPN, is a new documentary film that follows the career of tennis star Venus Williams and her part in the fight to make the prize money in women's tennis equal to that of men's. There is a special focus on...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:45 AM
With some rare downtime last fall, Bobbo and Tracy Byrnes of the band The Fallen Stars decided it would be interesting to divert themselves from their usual Americana songs and try something different.
Being science fiction fans, the Huntington Beach-...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:25 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Thomas Bach was doing media interviews Tuesday when Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic organizing committee. interrupted to hand Bach a cell phone. On the line was Russian President Vladimir Putin, the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Forty years ago, Billie Jean King played Bobby Riggs in the most famous tennis match in American history. Dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes," it was as much a contest of ideologies as athleticism.
King represented the fight for women's rights, and Riggs,...