Harvey Milk: Banned in Ramona, CA

Posted May 28, 2009 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

Imagine a sixth grader’s class presentation on Martin Luther King being nixed by a school principal because he feels that it’s part of “religion education” and since King was a Christian, parents need to sign permission slips for their kids
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Janitors Reach Out to San Jose City Council

Posted May 28, 2009 by Rachele Huennekens

On May 26, a delegation of several janitors who were laid off from their jobs at Cisco Systems’ corporate headquarters met with San Jose City Council members to share their stories and appeal for the elected officials to reach out
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Supreme Court Perverts Power of Initiative Process

Posted May 27, 2009 by Paul Hogarth

In 1964, Stanley Kubrick produced the Cold War film Dr. Strangelove, or “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” By upholding Proposition 8, the California Supreme Court has learned to stop worrying and love the initiative process.
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Sex, Lies, and “Moneyball”

Posted May 27, 2009 by Irvin Muchnick

Hollywood has a long history of getting baseball wrong and, for that matter, getting life wrong. For example, can you remember a single significant anti-Vietnam War movie at a moment when such a big-screen statement might have had an impact
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The Safety of Children Was Not a Consideration

Posted May 27, 2009 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

To say that the Vatican must not be happy about the latest report from Ireland is an understatement. The island nation’s Commission on Child Abuse just released its findings (2,600 pages worth) from a nine-year investigation into abuses by nuns
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