| Dec 16, 2011
| 9:34 AM
Richard Ruperto walked into a record store in Harlem with a friend to buy CDs. As the two teens spoke, a man intruded on their conversation.
“Put some base into your voice, you fag,” he said.
Afraid, the boys bolted out of the store, leaving...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Emily Ransom, 29, described political sentiment during the presidential elections of her college days as somewhat hidden — the discourse was there for those who sought it out, yet it wasn’t in your face.
But Facebook was just emerging when...
| May 12, 2012
| 11:36 PM
When Calexico resident and lifelong artist Sergio Gaytan said he thinks of muralists, the three Mexican greats of the early 20th century spring to mind — Diego Rivera, Alfaro Siqueiros and Jose Clemente Orozco.
Like theirs, his own art often...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a reported threat against Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman who has been criticized for comments he made recently about rape.
There is "an active, open investigation, Lt. Kimberly Schneider said,...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:58 AM
SACRAMENTO — In a second-floor walk-up near the Capitol, two children of one of the world's richest men used to slump into armchairs in the evening and gripe about California education, unwittingly laying the groundwork for a potential upheaval in...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Enrique Peña Nieto is the projected winner of Mexico's presidential election, according to a quick count by election officials.
Representative samples from polling stations throughout the country gave Peña Nieto the lead, with between 37.93% and 38.55%...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:58 PM
By any standard measure, Neil Parrott's place in Maryland politics ought to be toward the very bottom. He's a freshman Republican delegate in a very blue state, without pedigree or government connections.
Yet through dogged organizing and clever use of...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 7:48 AM
According to a Roanoke College poll, Republican George Allen has an eight-point lead over Democrat Tim Kaine in a potential matchup for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia.
The poll found that Allen leads 45% to 37%.
“The likely Allen/Kaine race...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 4:17 PM
There was a time when any protest worth its salt meant time and sweat, with picketing in inclement weather, massing in Washington and possibly even the risk of violence or getting arrested. People went to jail to support the Montgomery bus boycott...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:12 AM
The time for conservatives to compromise has come and gone. The time for decisive and prudential judgments in our votes has arrived, and that means abandoning Mitt Romney this election.
One of the great mistakes conservatives make when voting today is...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:15 PM
"Coming out" as an atheist can be a risky proposition.
Friends might be confused about why you don't believe in a deity. You might even lose some.
I know because I have.
But were they friends to begin with if they rejected who you really are? Maybe...