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The Chance to Make History Again

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2011 | 12:13 PM

My family on both sides hails from Chicago, and my Grandpa Shay followed the city's politics with great enthusiasm. His prediction that a Black mayor would succeed Richard J. Daley was off by eight years. The first Mayor Daley died in office in 1976, and Harold...

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Another Death in Arizona?

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2011 | 6:06 PM

A lone gunman sprays the crowd with semi-automatic weapon's fire, mowing down 20 people. Six are dead, among them a little girl, just elected to student council and coming to see her Congress member, Gabrielle Giffords. Who among us does not feel sorrow and outrage? We see the demented-looking mug...

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Equal Justice for Whom?

(32) Comments | Posted January 11, 2011 | 12:45 PM

January 2011 has brought a strange spotlight on the U.S. Constitution. First, Justice Scalia pronounces that women are not protected by the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause. Then Republicans recite the entire Constitution on the floor of the House.

It is true that anyone listening to the Republicans' reading...

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What Now? Terry O'Neill for NOW President

(72) Comments | Posted June 16, 2009 | 2:43 PM

As NOW members prepare to choose a new president, they must ask themselves: what is NOW's purpose and role in these ostensibly progressive times?

This weekend, members of the National Organization for Women, NOW, will elect a new president and team of officers to lead the organization for the next...

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