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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.
| August 19, 2011
This week, we introduce a regular feature, Gubernatorial Scorecard. We'll evaluate Governor Paul LePage's recent moves.
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| February 11, 2011
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
| June 04, 2010
Here’s a modest proposal for resolving the problems associated with marriage: Abolish it.
Think how much simpler life would be
| 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
| April 02, 2010
A Guide to Hiring Women, Then and Now
By Wendy Kaminer Barack Obama’s appeal to younger democratic wo...
| February 29, 2008
Separating the Girls from the Boys
By Wendy Kaminer Next fall, all academic programs in Greene Cou...
| February 21, 2008
Scalia is No Civil Libertarian
By Wendy Kaminer, Is the animosity of civil libertarians toward...
| February 14, 2008
A plain brown wrapper versus the real thing
By Harvey Silverglate The progr...
| 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...
| October 03, 2007
The Politics of Prostitution
Prostitution is a crime for women but a “personal matter” for ...
| 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...
| April 27, 2007
At the risk of being considered impolite, I ca...
| April 20, 2007
You’d think that a majority of Supreme Court Justices would be content with having climbed or kissed their way to the top of...
| April 19, 2007
Do Unto Others ...
When Congress passed the Equal Access Act in 1984, requiring p...
| 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...
| March 29, 2007
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