WASHINGTON — Just why is American politics so dysfunctional?
WASHINGTON — Social and religious conservatives should have been the first to oppose the Arizona Legislature’s effort to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The lives of five brothers and sisters born in North Dakota who were separately adopted at infancy took the twists and turns that 50 years bring. Some moved to different states; some married; some had children. But none of them ever knew the others existed.
Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week:
WASHINGTON — The rapid evolution of attitudes toward gay marriage is a wonder to behold.
This column is dedicated to my Uncle Curtis, a gay man.
“Take Time to Be a Dad Today!” exhorts a nationwide public service announcement promoting fathers’ involvement with their children. But if the U.S. government really wants to promote fathers’ involvement, it should adopt a proven policy: paid family leave.
A group of rich Republicans is raising money to support same-sex marriage. By doing so, they reveal a fundamental split in conservative ranks between two very different philosophies.
WASHINGTON -- The discouraging March employment report, with a job increase of only 88,000, raises questions well beyond the dreary state of today's labor market. Prolonged high unemployment may be silently shredding the social fabric in ways that last for decades. Even before the Great Rece…
WASHINGTON -- When on March 26 the Supreme Court hears oral arguments about whether California's ban on same-sex marriages violates the constitutional right to "equal protection of the laws," these arguments will invoke the intersection of law and social science. The court should tread cauti…
March 8 marks International Women’s Day, and activists have celebrated it for 100 years now. This year’s theme, set by the United Nations, is “The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum.” Here at home, to gain momentum, women need to gain economic power.
WASHINGTON — Something startling is happening in the Muslim world — and no, I don't mean the Arab Spring or the growth of Islamic fundamentalism. According to a leading demographer, a "sea change" is producing a sharp decline in Muslim fertility rates and a "flight from marriage" among Arab women.
PRESIDENT: The leading figure in a small group of men of whom — and of whom only — it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for president.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — She wore a brown floral dress for the ceremony. He wore his U.S. Army uniform, and after all this time, he still worries that it looked too rumpled to pass muster.
Our friend Barney is getting married. That’s hardly newsworthy — this is the wedding season, after all — except for one thing. Barney’s last name is Frank, he was the first gay congressman to talk openly about his sexuality. Now he’s the first to have a legal wedding.
Really? Women religious in America will now have a bishop grading their morals?
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming House on Thursday advanced legislation that would stop recognition of out-of-state gay marriages.