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I do? No, I don’t. 40 percent say marriage is ‘obsolete’

I do? No, I don’t. 40 percent say marriage is ‘obsolete’

Is marriage becoming obsolete? As families gather for Thanksgiving this year, nearly one in three American children is living with a parent who is divorced, separated or never-married. More people are accepting the view that wedding bells aren’t needed to have a family. A study by the Pew Research Center, in association with Time magazine, […]

Democrats: New boss, same as the old boss

Democrats: New boss, same as the old boss

House Democrats gambled Wednesday they can return to power under the same leaders who just oversaw a 61-seat election loss, choosing Nancy Pelosi to remain their party chief when they become the minority in January. Moderate Democrats pleaded for a change to show voters they understand the anger and unrest registered two weeks earlier on […]

Murkowski’s win dims Palin’s political star

Murkowski’s win dims Palin’s political star

Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s stunning write-in victory was a political poke in the eye to Alaska’s other favorite daughter, Sarah Palin. The former governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate backed scores of congressional and gubernatorial candidates this election, a sought-after endorsement that helped lift several Republicans to victory. But she and her husband, Todd, invested far […]

Murkowski hails historic win in Alaska

Murkowski hails historic win in Alaska

An exultant Sen. Lisa Murkowski is celebrating her write-in victory over Sarah Palin‘s favored candidate in Alaska, saying the “most phenomenal coalition” of Republicans, Democrats and independents re-elected her against long odds. Murkowski acknowledges in nationally broadcast television interviews that ballots remain to be counted in the state, but said, “The fact of the matter […]

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Now Even the Dead Rip President Obama

Here’s the really ominous and frightening thing that resulted from the act of the family of dead man Donald Charles Unsworth. It wasn’t their plea in his obituary when Unsworth passed back in September in Rome, Georgia that read, “The family respectfully asked in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the American […]

James Denselow: The Invisible War Against Iraq

Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions by Joy Gordon, Harvard, 359 pp, £29.95, April 2010 Joy Gordon has crafted a well researched and sobering story of the US-led failure of international governance in the case of the 13 years of sanctions on Iraq. The underlying argument made is that the UN Charter’s […]

Sharron Angle: ‘Sometimes Dictators Have Good Ideas’

Nevada Republican Sharron Angle — who fell short in her quest to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid earlier this month — found herself back in the spotlight on Wednesday after questionable comments she reportedly made towards the end of her campaign came to light. “Sometimes dictators have good ideas,” explained the Tea Party darling […]

Texas State Rep. Introduces ‘Birther’ Bill

Texas State Representative Leo Berman (R) furthered his campaign against President Obama Tuesday, a man that he has before characterized as “God’s punishment on us,” by introducing a bill that would require future presidential and vice-presidential candidates to produce “the original birth certificate indicating that the person is a natural-born United States citizen” to the […]

Evelyn Leopold: A Bit of Gay Bashing at the United Nations

United Nations – African and Arab nations succeeded by a whisker in deleting three words from a resolution that would have included gays in a denunciation of arbitrary killings. Europeans protested in vain. At issue was a measure on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions adopted by a General Assembly committee. Usually a vote in the […]

State AGs: Foreclosure Reform Deal With Banks Is A Long Way Off

Changing the face of foreclosure in America will take some time, several state attorneys general said Wednesday, cautioning that an agreement with major lenders over revamped foreclosure practices was not imminent. “We want to move as quickly as possibly but it has to be done right,” said Roy Cooper, the attorney general of North Carolina. […]