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With regard to Robert Birt's claim that Ron Paul harbors racist views ("Is Ron Paul's 'conservatism' just plain old racism in disguise?" Jan. 9), the answer is a simple, "No." Mr. Birt writes that libertarianism "prefers a rapacious market over community...
Tags: Sociology, Civil Rights, Culture, Social Security, Marketing
Thomas Schaller is to be commended for his commentary revealing a dark side behind the avuncular charm of Ron Paul ("Ron Paul disavows ... Ron Paul?" Dec. 28). As a progressive, I've long been skeptical (to put it mildly) of Dr. Paul's right-wing...
Tags: Sociology, Barack Obama, Civil Rights, Culture, Social Issues
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." — Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson, meet Ronald Ernest Paul. He is the very soul of a foolish consistency. Meaning that he is willing, often to a fault, to follow his ideology to...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel easily won approval Wednesday for two measures that will tighten parade rules, increase fines for violating the restrictions and give him unfettered power to spend money on two international summits coming to Chicago in May. Only a...
Tags: G8, Chicago City Hall, Festive Events, Rahm Emanuel, NATO
John William Gryder, who taught chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University for 40 years and was a civil rights activist, died Jan. 26 of complications from dementia at Roland Park Place. He was 85. The son of a Pacific Electric streetcar motorman and a...
Tags: Chemistry, Teachers, Civil Rights, Science, Roland Park
The Hartford CourantThe Rev. James Manship may never be canonized a saint, but some say he's certainly earned the wings of an angel. The self-proclaimed "French-Canadian, kind of Yankee Catholic" pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in New Haven has stuck his collar out more...
Raymond L. Johnson Sr., an attorney, civil rights activist and former Tuskegee Airman, died Dec. 31 in Los Angeles of complications of pneumonia and heart failure, said his wife, Evelyn. He was 89. Johnson, who practiced law for nearly 50 years, was a...
When Len Gallo became the chief of the East Haven police in the summer of 1998, the department was in trouble over race relations and the embattled mayor was Joseph Maturo. Sound familiar? Fourteen years later, Gallo is at the center of a federal...
Tags: Civil Rights, NAACP, Business, Lawyers, Prosecution
Robert L. Carter, who as an NAACP civil rights attorney was an architect of the legal strategy used in the cases that led to Brown vs. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared school segregation unconstitutional, has...
Geraldine Washington Former head of NAACP's L.A. chapter Geraldine Washington, 81, an educator and civil rights activist who led the Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People for 14 years, died of natural causes...
Texas Tribune Catholic churches and affiliated organizations in Texas say they won't stand for a new federal law that would require many employers to provide contraception coverage in their health insurance plans. Although churches are exempt, other...
Journal ColumnistI can already hear the howls of protest. “Censorship!” some will shout. “Freedom of speech!” will become the battle cry of others. “What’s next? Book burning?” Efforts by school officials to weed out music at...
Tags: Music, Civil Rights, Music Industry, Students, Entertainment
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