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Larry Gross: Abe Rosenthal’s Reign of Homophobia at The New York Times

Former New York Times Executive Editor Abe Rosenthal, who died this month, was a raging homophobe—a failing that proved tragic when the AIDS crisis erupted on his watch. Gay and lesbian studies pioneer Larry Gross explores what happened when America’s paper of record ignored one of the major civil rights stories of our time.

Posted on May 16, 2006 READ MORE


William Sloane Coffin
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William Sloane Coffin (1924-2006)

The bold and unconventional former Yale chaplain became internationally renowned for his activism against the Vietnam War and in support of civil rights. He died at 81 of congestive heart failure.

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


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From Bloomberg News

William F. Buckley: Bush Will Be Judged on “Failed” Iraq War

If he’d invented the Bill of Rights it wouldn’t get him out of his jam,Ӕ the father of the American conservative movement says of the president, in a Bloomberg News interview with Judy Woodruff.

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    Posted on Mar 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Court OKs Hallucinogenic Tea

    The Supreme Court unanimously rules that the government cannot stop a small New Mexican religious sect from using DMT, a banned substance. The case pitted religious freedom against the nation’s drug control laws.

    Posted on Feb 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Gita Deane, left, and Lisa Polyak of Baltimore
    Michael Robinson Chavez / The Washington Post

    Judge Strikes Down Md. Ban on Gay Marriages

    Couples, don’t start lining up on the steps of City Hall just yet: The judge immediately stayed her own decision. story

    Posted on Jan 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore for President?

    The transcript of the Al Gore speech that’s got everyone talking—as well as links to C-SPAN’s downloadable video of the event.

    Posted on Jan 21, 2006 READ MORE


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