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Why we must fight economic apartheid

July 7, 2015 BERKELEY — Almost lost in the wave of responses to the Supreme Court decisions last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and allowing gays and lesbians to marry was the significance of the court’s... more »»

 
 
 
Almanac

July 7, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, July 7, the 188th day of 2015. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7, 1865, four people were hanged in Washington D.C. more »»

Some GOP candidates becoming unhinged

July 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — In 1824, in retirement 37 years after serving as the Constitutional Convention’s prime mover, James Madison, 73, noted that the 1787 “language of our Constitution is already undergoing... more »»

Almanac

July 6, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, July 6, the 187th day of 2015. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 6, 1945, President Harry S. more »»

Heroes and Villains

July 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Have you seen the new Jurassic Park movie, “Jurassic World?” It had the biggest opening of any movie in history. more »»

It’s D-Day for 2016 candidates

July 4, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton has a dinner invite for you. Jeb Bush is out to make a big splash. Rick Santorum wants to scare the heck out of you. Ted Cruz is looking for a sacrifice. more »»

Almanac

July 4, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, July 4, the 185th day of 2015. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. more »»

Uneasy coexistence — politics and religion

July 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Regular readers may remember the “Shields rule,” about the tension between organized religion and politics. more »»

Who is in, and about to get in, GOP race

July 3, 2015 By The Associated Press The Republican presidential field: who’s in and who’s still waiting for the right momen. more »»

Almanac

July 3, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Friday, July 3, the 184th day of 2015. There are 181 days left in the year. more »»

How to punish bank felons

July 2, 2015 BERKELEY — What exactly does it mean for a big Wall Street bank to plead guilty to a serious crime? Right now, practically nothing. But it will if California’s Santa Cruz County has any say. more »»

Almanac

July 2, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2015. There are 182 days left in the year. more »»

Protecting hatred preserves freedom

July 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — The tragedy of a mass murder in Charleston, S.C. more »»

Almanac

July 1, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2015. There are 183 days left in the year. This is Canada Da. more »»

The damaging doctrine of John Roberts

June 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — Although conservatives are dismayed about the Supreme Court’s complicity in rewriting the Affordable Care Act — its ratification of the IRS’ disregard of the statute’s plain and... more »»

Local food is growing roots

June 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — With 341, Michigan ranks among the top 10 states across the country for farmers markets. more »»

Almanac

June 29, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, June 29, the 180th day of 2015. There are 185 days left in the year. more »»

Mankiller Money?

June 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — A woman will be on the new $10 bill, bumping Alexander Hamilton aside. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he will choose the woman by year’s end, based on “input from the public. more »»

Almanac

June 27, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, June 27, the 178th day of 2015. There are 187 days left in the year. more »»

Marco Rubio vs. The New York Times

June 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. more »»

5 things to know about public opinion on same-sex marriage

June 26, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans appear largely ready to accept same-sex marriage but seem divided on whether the Supreme Court should affirm that right nationwide. more »»

 
 
 

 

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