To some on the pro-Confederate side, the flag is a symbol of the South, depicting valor and also representing opposition to political tyranny. But South Carolina may have the votes to remove the flag from State House grounds.
The recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage and the debate over the legitimacy of the Confederate flag have saturated social media sites with images. Are these symbols fostering productive conversation?
The Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage gave added reason to celebrate Gay Pride Day around the US Sunday. It follows rapid advances in this important aspect of civil rights and public acceptance.
California is moving to require that all children be vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption. Some parents say it's necessary, some say it's a violation of their rights. But there might be compromises that work.
California General Assembly approved a bill that would eliminate the exemption for personal or religious beliefs that allows parents to opt out of vaccinations. It is unclear whether Gov. Brown will sign the bill.