Politics and Society
Though Mitt Romney has a sizable advantage among veteran voters, some researchers say the military is often viewed as more conservative than it truly is. Recent studies show the armed forces might be less partisan, and less politically active in general, than popularly believed.
A judge this week is expected to rule on the legality of Pennsylvania's new voter ID law. Conservatives say people are required to produce ID for many aspects of daily life, and voting should be no different. Opponents say as many as 800,000 voters don't have proper ID. Both sides have vowed to appeal if need-be....
Over the weekend, Mitt Romney announced that he'd chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate in the upcoming presidential election. And while Republicans praised the pick as bold and game-changing, and something that would rally the conservative base, Democrats sought to paint him as out of touch and, perhaps worse, as the ideological leader of a deeply unpopular U.S. Congress....
Aurora, Colo., is one of the most diverse cities in that state. It has a vibrant community of refugees, many of whom don't speak English. Recently, a refugee group pulled together an event to try and help people cross the language barrier and get the facts about the violent movie theater shooting there....
The emergency response team in Oak Creek, Wis., has received high praise for its timely and response to Sunday's shooting. But an emergency medical expert says a response like that is the exception, not the rule. He calls the ambulance system in the United States a public policy disaster....
The man suspected in the suburban Milwaukee shooting this weekend is a member of a white supremacist group and has been on the radar of the Southern Poverty Law Center for about a decade. But law enforcement say they'd never tracked him previously....
98-year-old James Benet left the United States in his 20s to fight on the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War. The Republicans were backed not only by foreigners, like Benet, but also by Mexico and the Soviet Union. After his side lost, Benet came back to a United States where he was immediately viewed as a communist....
Novelist Marie Myung-Ok Lee says living with her autistic son has taught her there's more to life than "having it all." In a world with so many unique problems, she asks, why are we comparing our lives to anyone else's?...
When a police officer was fired for hurling a racial slur at Carl Crawford, many sports fans were left scratching their heads. When did the word Monday become racist. Turns out it was sometime about 2004 — and it's not the only everyday word with veiled meaning....
An estimated 350,000 American veterans will return home with P.T.S.D., making it difficult for them to readjust to civilian life. A former Connecticut judge says the influx could lead to an unprecedented rise in court cases connected to the disorder....
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