Politics and Society
Arguments for legalizing sports gambling heat up after Chris Christie announces intent to defy federal ban
Last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced he would defy a federal ban on sports gambling. He intends to allow bets to be places on sporting events at casinos and other gambling areas. Many feel sports gambling should be legalized and that it would generate revenue for the government.
The Latino population in Texas is booming to the point that in 20 years, the state could be majority Latino. Couple that with hard-line Republican policies on immigration and budget cuts at the state level and you have a recipe for turning the once-Republican stranglehold of Texas into a more purple, or even blue, state in the future....
Memorial Day is a good time to remember not only the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, but also to remember other veterans. Russ Davis is one of those veterans who came back home, and is now training to become a counselor for other veterans....
Every year, thousands of women between the ages of 14 and 19, are smuggled through the small town of Tenancingo, Mexico, into the United States and forced into sex work. Many of these women end up in Queens, the new epicenter of prostitution in New York City. ...
At a summit meeting on Wednesday, European leaders signaled they're pushing ahead for contingency planning for a Greek exit from the euro. But that possibility may lead to further unimagined problems....
The Partnership for a New American Economy, a group of bipartisan mayors from across the country, released a report Tuesday that showed immigrants in the United States with degrees increase job opportunities for native citizens. However, current policy in the United States can make it difficult for foreign-born workers to establish themselves in the American workforce....
Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday after being convicted earlier this year of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy for spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, who was kissing another man in their Rutger dormitory. Clementi later committed suicide....
In Chicago Monday, NATO leaders were wrapping up their two-day summit focused largely on the future of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, outside, protesters targeted the leaders as well as major businesses in an effort to draw attention to their grievances....
Early Thursday the New York Times reported word of an ad campaign being considered by a major conservative donor. It would have tried to tie President Barack Obama to controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright. But just as fast as the story broke, Republicans and Democrats condemned it and the project was quickly cancelled....
The U.S. Census Bureau released new data for 2011 that go a long way in describing the shifts in American demographics. We're becoming more multicultural, we're becoming younger, but only in certain places. In fact, white Americans are becoming less numerous, and certainly as a portion of the school-age group....
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- Purported Israel's strike on Syria seen in wider context of Hezbollah, Iran
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- New Pope Francis gets less than warm greeting from Venezuela
- New book seeks to guide Orthodox Jewish newly weds in sexual intimacy
- Latino Catholics in the U.S. embrace Catholic Church's new Argentinian pope
- Argentina's Dirty War revisited after new pope is elected
- Catholic Church unveils Pope Francis as next leader
- Bulgaria chooses new religious leader -- with complex past
- American rabbi elected to Israeli Knesset with hopes of bridging sectarian divide
- States consider reforms to help domestic workers move out of shadows
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- Undocumented immigrant caregiver tells story from inside invisible workforce
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- China's hukou system puts migrant workers at severe economic disadvantage
- Ethnic Karen refugees from Myanmar find foothold in North Carolina
- Pakistani women have new tools to fight disfiguring acid attacks
- Some immigrant women, victims of domestic violence, afraid to seek help
- Grand jury will convene to consider more charges in Ohio rape case
- Congress holds hearing on changing how military handles sexual assault cases