Politics and Society
In Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney reached out to Latino voters in an effort to win over their support, especially in crucial swing states. Romney, for the first time, signaled his willingness to confer legal status on illegal immigrants who came to the country at a young age and earn a college degree.
Mitt Romney will have the chance to loosen President Barack Obama's grip on Hispanic voters this week at a conference of Latino policymakers in Orlando. It's a difficult task complicated by Obama's announcement last week that his administration would stop deporting many young illegal immigrants. ...
A flawed highway construction project has put the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority nearly $9 billion in debt. The costly project forced MBTA officials to answer two fundamental questions about their 100-year-old system: Who benefits from it and ultimately, who should pay for it?...
The witness testimony in the trial of accused child sex offender and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has brought up an important question. Why didn't the witnesses report what they saw? Psychologist Mindy Mitnick and business ethicist Max Bazerman say misinformation and denial play an important role....
The Juneteenth holiday marks the day slavery came to an end in the United States: June 19, 1865. Though 41 states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday, Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has introduced legislation to make it a national day of observance. ...
A group of high school students in Boston, immigrants, will become published authors this month. Their essays, reflections on what the American Dream means to them, will be published. The students come from all corners of the world....
When Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, he passed an ambitious healthcare reform law that President Barack Obama says was the model for Obamacare. While Romney has criticized the individual mandate contained in the federal law, he was a major proponent of it in Massachusetts....
The controversial Arizona immigration law that was largely put on hold because of court action should receive a final verdict any day now. In the next two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a verdict in that case as well as one in the case of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law....
A Michigan State Representative has lost her speaking privileges on the floor of that legislative body. She's accused of not maintaining decorum when she used the word vagina in her speech over a women's reproductive rights bill....
Rodney King catalyzed a city and a nation when a video of his beating at the hands of the Los Angeles Police was aired on local TV stations. On Sunday, he was found dead in a pool, believed to be a victim of drowning. King famously wondered, at the height of race riots in LA, why we couldn't all just get along....
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