As transgender issues gain more awareness around the country, schools nationwide are trying to figure out how to accommodate transgender students. These accommodations generally deal with bathroom and locker room issues, as well as sports teams and discrimination policies. The Minnesota State High School League is prepared to vote later this week on a set of new policies that would establish guide
By Daniel Koeker on Sep 30, 2014
In a powerful move that will drastically change many current rules on surveillance and profiling, the Justice Department is expected to issue a new policy within the coming weeks that will ban federal law enforcement from profiling based on ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. The new policy would limit federal agents’ ability to monitor certain groups without evidence that observation was
By Daniel Koeker on Sep 29, 2014
Are they kidding? Have they really sunk that low? Is the right-wing media so far off the reservation that they can't even celebrate the most joyous of human events -- the birth of a child? When Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky announced the birth of their daughter Charlotte, there was no reason for any but the worst of haters to find anything wrong. Chelsea and her husband were marri
By Michael Rappaport on Sep 28, 2014
If you haven't yet heard about bitcoin, maybe you should take some time to read up on it since it's being promoted as the future of currency, or as one advocate promoted it, the most important technological tool ever created by humanity. That strong advocate was Erik Voorhees writing in yBitcoin.net's spring 2014 high-gloss print publication, in which he described "Bitcoin" as a payment network an
By John Michael Spinelli on Sep 28, 2014
One Sunday morning in the mid 1980s, I received a frantic telephone call from my brother. At the time he was a member of the Macon, Georgia, City Council. He didn't know what to make of the fact the local newspaper had a cartoon caricature lampooning him on the editorial page. The cartoon depicted him beating a dead horse to death. It seems that Gerald had called for an investigation into allegati
By Harold Michael Harvey, JD on Sep 28, 2014
Opinion Police Chief Thomas Jackson doesn't understand why the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, want him to resign. On Thursday, he released a video apology to Michael Brown’s parents and peaceful protesters, nearly two months after the unarmed, 18-year-old was killed by Officer Daren Wilson. In the evening, Jackson took to the streets to march and mingle with hundreds of residents. After releasin
By Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi on Sep 28, 2014
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By Barry Eitel on Sep 29, 2014
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