Politics

7:11am

Sat June 27, 2015
Politics

Ground Shifts As Politicians Try To Stake Out Positions On Gay Marriage

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 12:39 pm

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6:03am

Sat June 27, 2015
Code Switch

Grace Lee Boggs, Activist And American Revolutionary, Turns 100

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 9:47 pm

Grace sits before a "Welcome Friends" sign in her home.
Courtesy of American Revolutionary

Grace Lee Boggs, who has spent much of her life advocating for civil rights and labor rights, became such a noted figure in Detroit's Black Power movement that people assumed she must be partially black. In some of her FBI files, Boggs, who is Chinese-American, was described as "probably Afro Chinese."

(We'll let that sit with you for a moment.)

And that's not the only assumption she's defied. For almost a century — she turned 100 Saturday — she's challenged how people think about their own activism.

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7:06pm

Fri June 26, 2015
The Two-Way

New Volley In Trump Vs. Univision Fight

No golf for Univision at Donald Trump's course in Doral, Fla. He banned network execs after Univision took offense at his remarks disparaging Mexican immigrants and dumped his beauty pageant.
Wilfredo Lee AP

The spat between Donald Trump and Univision has taken another twist. Trump has told the cable channel to stop work on a gate between a golf resort he owns in Miami and adjacent Univision property, and in so many words, to "get off his lawn."

Although it's not clear that any work has begun on such a gate, Univision has told it's employees to stay away from the resort, according to the Miami Herald:

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4:38pm

Fri June 26, 2015
Politics

Republicans, Democrats Still Divided On Same-Sex Marriage After Ruling

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 8:20 pm

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3:38pm

Fri June 26, 2015
Politics

Supreme Court Rulings, Confederate Flag, Mark Shift In Culture Wars

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 12:53 am

People celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Friday after its historic 5-4 decision on same-sex marriage.
Mladen Antonov AFP/Getty Images

There has been a big reset in the culture wars.

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the rights of gays and lesbians to marry in all 50 states. States across the South are lowering the confederate flag, and the Supreme Court has, for the second time, voted to preserve the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

The results marked big wins for liberals after decades-long battles, in one form or another, on some of the issues.

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