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Entries by Byron Williams from 03/2009

California Must Change the Way it Does Business

| Posted 03.02.2009 | Politics
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The art of compromise has been all but permanently removed from the lexicon of California's political practices.

President Obama may not want to look back, but he should

| Posted 03.05.2009 | Huffington Post

Las week, after President Barack Obama announced his plan to end the Iraq combat mission by 2010, he sat down for an interview on "NewsHour With Jim L...

Mentally Ill Need not Suffer in Silence

| Posted 03.09.2009 | Huffington Post

For too long the perception of mental health and spirituality were viewed as opposites rather than correlatives. Some within the church still view men...

Employee Free Choice Act would make American workers too big to fail

| Posted 03.12.2009 | Huffington Post

In these unpredictable economic times, it is common to hear the bipartisan mantra that some corporations or industries are "too big to fail." Seldom ...

Prop.8 Ruling Means California Supreme Court must Rule on its own Relevance

| Posted 03.13.2009 | Huffington Post

This week I received a wonderful article written by C.J. Hirschfield for the Piedmont Post that placed a human face on marriage equality. It was a p...

African-American Community Should Embrace Gay Rights

| Posted 03.22.2009 | Politics

If one understands the civil rights movement as something that helped America get closer to the democratic values to which it committed itself, then I would suggest the LGBT struggle is very much an extension of the ongoing civil rights struggle.

A Follow-up to Last Week's Piece

| Posted 03.29.2009 | Politics

In this case, my personal support for same-gender marriage is secondary to my unequivocal support for equal protection under the law. Moreover, I am proud to have a position that puts me in the company of civil rights icons