As Republicans focus on budget cuts, let's travel to the 1800s to see what it really looked like before Big Bad Federal Government. Economic downturns resulted in food riots, social unrest, industrial violence. We don't have that today, thanks to big government.
In emotional testimony, married gay and lesbian couples testified before a Senate committee as to the costs – financial and emotional – of the Defense of Marriage Act. The Senate is considering a repeal.
Wendi Deng Murdoch, who famously retaliated against an attack on her media mogul husband Rupert Murdoch, grew up in Xuzhou, China. She moved to the US in 1988 to learn English and graduated from Yale. Here, she is part of a panel discussion at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival in China on June 12.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is more than the end of a great saga. Translated into 67 languages, the Harry Potter series united my generation around the globe.
In Strauss-Kahn case, we must separate questions about the credibility of the accuser's asylum story from her account of assault at the hands of DSK. Women seeking asylum in the US face a system designed to keep them out and to doubt their credibility from the onset.
A travel writer treks to Machu Picchu in the footsteps of legendary 19th-century explorer Hiram Bingham III.
To break glass ceilings, feminists of the past put career above all else. But a new generation of feminists isn't willing to sacrifice family for work. Instead, they're lobbying to make workplaces more family friendly.
California will soon need to release up to 33,000 prisoners. That's good, because most don't belong there. But don't cheer yet. Released prisoners – many with mental illnesses and no resources – will strain stressed cities and services. It's time to pursue cheaper, humane alternatives to prison.
In the context of date-rape statistics, the sexually charged antics of college men aren’t just harmless fun. Up to 30 percent of college women have been victims of date rape. It's time to change the campus culture that entitles male sexual dominance.
The Iowa Writers' Workshop, on its 75th anniversary, offers a window into the state of American letters.