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It suddenly hit me this week: I don't live in the real world. I live in Washington, D.C. In the real world, nobody would argue about renewing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It's a no-brainer. Violence against women, all women, is wrong. Only...
WASHINGTON -- For a quarter-century, Antonin Scalia has been the reigning bully of the Supreme Court, but finally a couple of justices are willing to face him down. As it happens, the two manning up to take on Nino the Terrible are women: the court's...
Shortly after the Salvation Army's red kettle ringers set up shop around Chicago this year, Rick Garcia took to his Facebook page and posted a status update telling friends and followers to boycott the group. The Salvation Army uses donated money to...
Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Baltimore-born Thurgood Marshall, the civil rights lawyer and first black Supreme Court justice who was instrumental in ending Jim Crow segregation. His representation of schoolgirl Linda Brown...
Change of SubjectFrom Sunday's print column, which features another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist Dear Boy Scouts of America: All signs suggest that your national board will lift the long-...
Zafar Sheikh thought building a house on vacant land in Highland Park would be a breeze. All early indications from governing officials, he said, pointed to a smooth, quick approval. That was more than six years ago. Today, the wooded property Sheikh...
Blogging with Bill WhiteMy column Saturday will focus on a letter that an area Eagle Scout wrote to the Boy Scouts of America, protesting its anti-gay policies and accompanied by the return of his Eagle Scout medal. Unfortunately, space didn't permit the use......
A woman who said she worked for Lake Zurich for 14 years as a parks and recreation employee is suing the village for more than $450,000 in relation to "multiple forms of harassment and discrimination," including sexual harassment, according to the...
Tags: Lake Zurich, Sex Crimes, Justice System, Lawyers, Laws
Recently, the secretary of defense announced that the long-standing ban on women in combat is to be overturned. A story on Aberdeen News.com reported, “hundreds of thousands of military jobs previously closed to female service members” will...
Staff WriterThe U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating a sexual discrimination claim filed by a former office manager at the Conemaugh Township Municipal Authority. Shelli Lysic, who began working for the authority in December 2010, claims...
Daily American Staff Writer"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." This is the opening sentence of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," one of the most famous opening lines of any novel written. "Pride...
Tags: Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Jane Austen, Arts and Culture
You probably won't be surprised to learn that some readers disagreed with my recent column about the Boy Scouts of America. I suggested that the Scouts are on the wrong side of history as they cling to their traditional position that gay people aren't...
Mar 1, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Feb 28, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Dec 1, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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Dec 7, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Feb 15, 2013 | Allentown Morning Call
Feb 1, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Jan 28, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Jan 25, 2013 |Story| Daily American
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Feb 15, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
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