| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Just as spring brings baseball and autumn means football, early summer is Supreme Court season. For a few weeks, all eyes turn to the Marble Palace, as the court tackles (or punts) many of the great legal issues of our time.
The latest string of...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:34 AM
A Japanese artist who made figures of Lady Gaga and a kayak modeled on her vagina said on Wednesday from jail she was "outraged" by her arrest and vowed a court fight against obscenity charges.
Megumi Igarashi, 42, says she was challenging a culture of...
| Jul 1, 2014
In ruling 5 to 4 that "closely held" companies can refuse on religious grounds to include contraceptives in their employees' health plans, the Supreme Court has needlessly interfered with an important provision of the Affordable Care Act. And it has...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
In fall 1993, a coming-of-age comedy called "Boy Meets World" premiered on ABC's "TGIF" Friday night lineup; 21 years later, its sequel series, "Girl Meets World," is debuting on the Disney Channel with many of the original cast members reprising their...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Jenny Black, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Maryland, has condemned the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision and another case striking down a Massachusetts law barring protesters from coming within 30 feet of an abortion clinic ("In 2014,...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Harassment, intimidation and sabotage are a major reason why women do not enter or remain in jobs in the construction industry, according to a provocative and hard hitting study on women in construction by the National Women's Law Center.
| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:05 AM
When Lyndon Johnson became president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, so closely had he played his political cards that nobody was exactly sure what he believed in. Very quickly, the surprising answer became clear: civil rights. Johnson went...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In its decision Monday in the Hobby Lobby case, the conservative Supreme Court majority that upheld corporations' religious objections to birth control spends an inordinate amount of time defending itself from the reasoning and wrath of Justice Ruth Bader...
| Mar 7, 2014
"After my daughter was born, for like, a year, I was so angry."
It was a snowy night in Brooklyn and I was having dinner with a friend, the mother of a 6-year-old who was born, after no small amount of anguish, when my friend was 38. "I felt like I...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:18 PM
An upcoming interfaith forum will take a closer look at the important role women play in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
The forum, "Women Who Shaped Our Faith," will be Sunday at The Prayer Center, 16550 S. 104th Ave, Orland Park. Registration is at...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:38 PM
If you prefer your Greek tragedies with a modern, feminist twist, you'll be intrigued by "Iphigenia and Other Daughters," a North Central College theater department production, taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. May 8 to 10 in the Madden Theatre, 171 E....