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  • Santa Clarita goes beyond politics as usual

    Santa Clarita goes beyond politics as usual
    Earlier this month, Santa Clarita settled a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit, and in doing so became the first city in California to embrace innovative election rules that could point the way to a more representative politics. The lawsuit, filed...
  • How the Catholic League president's gay parade stunt backfired

    How the Catholic League president's gay parade stunt backfired
    What exactly was Bill Donohue, the cranky public face of the Catholic League and tireless critic of gay rights, trying to prove when he asked to be included in this year’s gay pride parade in New York City? That the gays would reject him? Oh please....
  • Reubin Askew dies at 85; '70s Florida governor led school integration

    Reubin Askew dies at 85; '70s Florida governor led school integration
    Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who guided the state through a period of school busing to achieve integration in the 1970s, died early Thursday at a Tallahassee, Fla., hospital. He was 85. Ron Sachs, a former aide and family spokesman, confirmed his...
  • Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more

    Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more
    WASHINGTON — A challenge to part of President Obama's healthcare law that hits the Supreme Court on Tuesday could lead to one of the most significant religious freedom rulings in the high court's history. Four years ago, in their controversial...
  • How anti-gay Christians evangelize hate abroad

    How anti-gay Christians evangelize hate abroad
    If you live in the United States, it's easy to be lulled into thinking that the battle for broader civil rights for gay people is nearly over. The last few years have brought important victories in courts, legislatures and at the ballot box, and...
  • Supreme Court faces wave of free-speech cases from conservatives

    Supreme Court faces wave of free-speech cases from conservatives
    WASHINGTON — For decades, liberals wielded the 1st Amendment to protect antiwar activists, civil rights protesters and government whistle-blowers. These days, however, the Constitution's protection for free speech and religious liberty has...
  • Ron Smith dies at 71; leading campaign advisor

    Ron Smith dies at 71; leading campaign advisor
    Ron Smith, a rare campaign strategist who worked both sides of the partisan aisle, managing races for some of California's most prominent politicians in a decades-long career, died Tuesday at a hospital in San Francisco. He was 71 and had a blood...
  • Campaign strategist Ron Smith dies at 71

    Campaign strategist Ron Smith dies at 71
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Ron Smith, a rare campaign strategist who worked both sides of the partisan aisle, managing races for some of California’s most prominent politicians in a decades-long career, has died. He was 71 and suffered a blood infection....
  • Don't protest Fred Phelps' funeral, Kansas LGBT group says

    Don't protest Fred Phelps' funeral, Kansas LGBT group says
    Fred Phelps, who was perhaps the United States' most provocative anti-gay activist, died this week, but there was no celebrating on the other side of the phone when the Los Angeles Times reached one of Kansas' top LGBT advocates on Thursday. Thomas...
  • Ukraine's threat from within

    Ukraine's threat from within
    It's become popular to dismiss Russian President Vladimir Putin as paranoid and out of touch with reality. But his denunciation of "neofascist extremists" within the movement that toppled the old Ukrainian government, and in the ranks of the new one, is...
  • Quarter of UC population had bad experiences on campus, survey finds

    Quarter of UC population had bad experiences on campus, survey finds
    SAN FRANCISCO — About a quarter of UC students, faculty and staff reported that they had experienced some exclusionary, intimidating or offensive situations on campus and 9% said that had interfered with their abilities to study or work, according...