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In Britain and around the world, supporters of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher celebrated her legacy Monday. Even some of her sharpest critics said she defined an era in British public life -- if not always for the right reasons. Among those...
WASHINGTON -- When I met Margaret Thatcher she was out of office, watching with more than a touch of amusement as her successor, John Major, meandered from crisis to disappointment to sticky wicket. Major seemed in thrall to events, not in command of...
Last week, a federal district judge in New York ruled that girls younger than 17 should be allowed to purchase the Plan B contraceptive pill over the counter. Unlike the Obama administration, Judge Edward Korman got this one right. The 2011 decision by...
Margaret Thatcher was a historic, transformational figure who did many amazing and contradictory things in her life. She was a free market authoritarian who metaphorically bashed her opponents with her famous handbag until they submitted to her will. In...
The full text, from the State Department, of Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks today in Istanbul on the killing Saturday in Afghanistan of State Department diplomat Anne Smedinghoff, a native of west suburban River Forest. According to the State...
Does it matter that President Obama was right? That Kamala Harris is “the best-looking attorney general in the country”? Not really. As a quip, it failed; as an attempt at gallantry, it didn’t need saying. The president cushioned his...
Tags: Hillary Clinton, Kamala D. Harris, Elections, Lawyers, Racism
Denice Wolf Markham clearly remembers her aunt's bruises and black eyes and, just as infuriating, the silence that hung in the air around them. "It was just sort of tacitly accepted," Markham recalls. "No one ever said a thing about it. And I thought...
Legislation that would strengthen the rights of pregnant women in the workplace has now passed both chambers of the General Assembly and will go to the governor's desk for signing. The Senate passed the House version of the bill Thursday allowing it...
LOTE began 20 years ago as an offshoot of parenting classes held at the elementary school. Now those fourth graders are all 30+ years old, and we still all live within walking distance of one another. "Ladies of the Evening" was coined when we all had...
Tags: Authors, Frank Lloyd Wright
Jimmy Carter in 2009 announced he was severing ties with the Southern Baptist Convention after six decades because the leadership clings to the doctrine that "women are subservient to their husbands, and prohibited from serving as deacons, pastors or...
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" doesn’t officially publish until next week, but it has already stirred controversy across the media, rallying both critics and defenders to its cause,...
A century ago Sunday, Alice Paul, a 27-year-old upstart member of the women's suffrage movement, decided it was time for activists to stop being good girls. The campaign for women's suffrage was more than 60 years old and going nowhere in 1912. For...
Tags: Voting, U.S. Congress, Arts and Culture, Politics, Elections
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