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  • 'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past

    'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past
    Four years ago, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder called us a "nation of cowards" for refusing to confront our racial past. Jacqueline Jones' "A Dreadful Deceit" dismisses the very idea that our past is "racial." What Holder identifies as our national burden,...
  • Canada high court strikes down laws against prostitution

    Canada high court strikes down laws against prostitution
    The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down three laws against prostitution in a landmark ruling Friday, deeming the bans on visiting brothels, living off a prostitute's proceeds and public solicitation "overly broad" and potentially dangerous for...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' backlash spotlights an uneasy reality in TV industry

     'Duck Dynasty' backlash spotlights an uneasy reality in TV industry
    A&E's "Duck Dynasty" is not just the most popular reality show on cable TV. It's a rallying point for middle America, proof that down-home folks from the backcountry can make good and become mega-stars. And now it's become the latest battleground in...
  • L.A. Councilman Huizar accused of groping woman in 2005

    L.A. Councilman Huizar accused of groping woman in 2005
    Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, recently accused by a former top aide of pressuring her for sex and retaliating when she rebuffed him, was the subject of a 2005 criminal investigation in which a Pasadena massage therapist said Huizar groped her,...
  • Andrew Biggs: I'm not contemptuous of the working class, but right!

    Andrew Biggs: I'm not contemptuous of the working class, but right!
    Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute, whose disdainful take on the plight of older workers I described this week as "fatuous and flatly untrue," defended his position Thursday as "substantively ... correct."  We can't both be right on this,...
  • Probe of BART worker deaths spurs 'urgent' safety recommendations

    Probe of BART worker deaths spurs 'urgent' safety recommendations
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued “urgent” safety recommendations to the Federal Transit Administration as part of its ongoing probe of the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit track workers struck by...
  • Deportations from U.S. drop for first time in Obama's tenure

    Deportations from U.S. drop for first time in Obama's tenure
    WASHINGTON -- The number of immigrants deported from the country decreased this year for the first time since President Obama came into office, according to figures released Thursday. The decline came largely because of changes in administration...
  • Secret policy allows governor to veto public job bias cases

    SACRAMENTO — A long-secret policy has allowed the governor to veto employment discrimination cases against public agencies without explanation or disclosure, hampering the work of the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, a legislative...
  • Eyad Sarraj dies at 69; Palestinian human rights campaigner

     Eyad Sarraj dies at 69; Palestinian human rights campaigner
    Eyad Sarraj, a Palestinian human rights campaigner who dealt with the mental health damage caused by political oppression and challenged both Israeli and Palestinian abuses, has died. He was 69. Sarraj died Tuesday at Hadassah Medical Center in...
  • Kerry seeks to mollify India after diplomat's arrest in New York

    Kerry seeks to mollify India after diplomat's arrest in New York
    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Wednesday “expressed his regret” to a senior Indian official about the treatment of an Indian diplomat who was arrested last week in New York, although he didn’t concede that U.S....
  • Civil rights agency underfunded, hurt by poor policy, study finds

    Civil rights agency underfunded, hurt by poor policy, study finds
     SACRAMENTO — Budget cuts and poor decisions have interfered with the ability of the state  Department of Fair Employment and Housing to investigate discrimination complaints in California, a state study concluded Wednesday. The problems include a...