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  • Labor and the pulpit: A relationship with a long history

    Labor and the pulpit: A relationship with a long history
    Pastors and students in Mississippi are putting pressure on Nissan to remain neutral as the United Automobile Workers try to organize a 5,600-worker plant near Jackson. They’re planning marches and protest events with the slogan “Workers' Rights are Civil Rights.” Many say the campaign for better working conditions at the Nissan plant, described in a story in the Los Angeles Times, is a new kind of civil rights struggle.
  • China looks abroad for greener pastures

     China looks abroad for greener pastures
    BEIJING — When Ma Wenfeng was a boy, his father earned so little money growing wheat and corn that the family mainly ate mantou, a steamed bread that is a staple of the poor. The last thing he would have dreamed of was becoming a farmer. Now it is...

    Tangerine sorbet is as fast and easy as dessert gets, thanks David Lebovitz

    Tangerine sorbet is as fast and easy as dessert gets, thanks David Lebovitz
    On Sunday, what with emergency shopping (the Smithfield ham had spoiled and we needed fresh water chestnuts for the pearl balls) and various other activities, I completely forgot to make dessert for a dinner party that night. I realized this at 5:30 p....

    Neil Morgan dies at 89; longtime San Diego journalist

    Neil Morgan dies at 89; longtime San Diego journalist
    Neil Morgan, noted journalist, author and civic force in San Diego for more than six decades, has died. He was 89. Morgan died Saturday at his home in La Jolla after a long illness, including respiratory distress, according to his wife, travel writer...

    Paula Deen 'Today' show interview: Matt Lauer condemned as too harsh

    Paula Deen 'Today' show interview: Matt Lauer condemned as too harsh
    Paula Deen's "Today" show interview may have started out as an attempt at an apology by the former Food Network star for her admitted use of a racial slur in a legal deposition, but reaction on social media outlets has quickly turned into an attack on...