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A box of cupcakes are seen topped with icons of same-sex couples at City Hall in San Francisco, June 29, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Pastor’s False Charge Sets Struggle Against Real Injustice Back

Last month, a pastor named Jordan Brown, who is openly gay, went into a Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas, and purchased a cake. He ordered the words “Love Wins” to be written in icing. On the car ride home, he claimed, he noticed an anti-gay slur written on the cake as well.

May 24, 2016

Altering Gun Laws Isn’t An Absolute Answer, But It’s Change Within Our Control

If America in 1791 had IEDs, jihads and YouTube, our Second Amendment wouldn’t read the way it does. But we cling to words written 224 years ago in a world that changes by the blink.

December 30, 2015

One Arabic Sentence Closes Schools, And Ignorance Wins

An entire school system in Virginia was shut down Friday — 10,000 students, all kept at home — after a teacher gave an Arabic calligraphy assignment. Unfortunately, the kids were asked to try writing a Muslim statement of faith. They went home and told their parents. Look out.

December 22, 2015

Respecting Vets Means More Than Clapping

When those same soldiers we enthusiastically send to fight our wars return with physical or mental issues, we’d privately prefer that they stay out of view. Which renders us hypocrites.

November 24, 2015

Tape Tells Story In James Blake Arrest Case

Sometimes police tapes can be misleading. Not this one. Sometimes suspects demand force. Not this one. Sometimes a cop has a really good reason. Not this one.

September 15, 2015
Rachel Dolezal

Black-Like-Her Case Is A How-To-Feel Issue

Today, it seems, what you feel trumps what science says you are. In fact, with the aid of a flexible English language, certain words have become a virtual science by themselves.

June 23, 2015