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To criminals ‘From Away’

New York is home to a statue that welcomes the tired and poor (and huddled masses) to the United States. That is a wonderful notion.
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  August 19, 2011

LePage’s numbers

This week, we introduce a regular feature, Gubernatorial Scorecard. We'll evaluate Governor Paul LePage's recent moves.
Gubernatorial scorecard
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 11, 2011

Fighting back

Thanks to a federal law that codifies discrimination against same-sex couples, more than 15,000 legally married couples (and an untold number of children) are being denied basic benefits, such as the right to file their taxes jointly, or Social Security
Two cases in federal court here in Massachusetts could help turn the national tide against DOMA
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 04, 2010

Corporate love

Here’s a modest proposal for resolving the problems associated with marriage: Abolish it.
Think how much simpler life would be
By AL DIAMON  |  April 02, 2010

Marriage activists get closure, look forward

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree expressed what many in the room were feeling at Equality Maine’s annual dinner celebration on Saturday night: the function room at the Holiday Inn by the Bay on Spring Street elicits “a little bit of PTSD” for Maine’s gay-ri
Moving on
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 02, 2010

A Guide to Hiring Women, Then and Now

By Wendy Kaminer        Barack Obama’s appeal to younger democratic wo...
By Wendy Kaminer  |  February 29, 2008

Separating the Girls from the Boys

By Wendy Kaminer        Next fall, all academic programs in Greene Cou...
By Wendy Kaminer  |  February 21, 2008

Scalia is No Civil Libertarian

By Wendy Kaminer,        Is the animosity of civil libertarians toward...
By Wendy Kaminer  |  February 14, 2008

A plain brown wrapper versus the real thing

By Harvey Silverglate             The progr...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  February 11, 2008

Are Boys the New Girls?

        Thanks to Hillary Clinton, Wellesley retains a certain cachet, but most women’s colleges have suffered predictable declines in popularity and prestige since the...
By Wendy Kaminer  |  October 03, 2007

The Politics of Prostitution

        Prostitution is a crime for women but a “personal matter” for ...
By Wendy Kaminer  |  July 18, 2007

Campaign finance insanity and the Supreme Court

         The Supreme Court heard yet another round of oral arguments April 25th on the ever-perplexing subject of so-called “campaign financing reform” – the...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  April 27, 2007

Supreme Sectarians

         At the risk of being considered impolite, I ca...
By Wendy Kaminer  |  April 20, 2007

Abortion Wrongs

        You’d think that a majority of Supreme Court Justices would be content with having climbed or kissed their way to the top of...
By Wendy Kaminer  |  April 19, 2007

Do Unto Others ...

        When Congress passed the Equal Access Act in 1984, requiring p...
By Wendy Kaminer  |  April 07, 2007

Is the ERA passe?

       Is the Equal Rights Amendment an idea whose time has past?  With a sense of disloyalty, I confess to feeling less excited than fatigued by...
By Wendy Kaminer  |  March 29, 2007