The long arc of history

In 1981, newly-elected President Ronald Reagan had the opportunity to appoint his first justice to the Supreme Court. It was an important appointment for a variety of reasons, not least because he would be replacing Justice Potter Stewart, a centrist who had supported Roe v. Wade.

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In Austin, southern Minnesotans organize against bullying while Anoka-Hennepin faces lawsuit

While a high-profile lawsuit and DOJ investigation of bullying in a suburban school are drawing headlines like the Strib's Anoka-Hennepin sued over bullying, community anti-bullying organizing is gaining steam in southern Minnesota, the Austin Herald and the Austin edition of the Post-Bulletin repo

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Under the rainbow huppah

Watching the footage of the myriad of couples legally marrying in New York State on Sunday was incredibly personally moving. I spent three years living and working in New York City when I was in school at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

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Bachmann's clinic gets glittered over 'ex-gay' therapy charges

Michele Bachmann’s Christian counseling clinic, Bachmann & Associates, became the fourth victim of the “glitterati” on Thursday morning after more than a dozen “barbarians” — to use a term clin

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Anoka-Hennepin schools dig in on anti-LGBT policy as lawsuit, federal investigation start

Anoka-Hennepin School District, the largest in the state of Minnesota, has been at the center of a tug of war between the LGBT community, which says the district is not

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MCCL continues pressure to force stem cell research ban in budget talks

On Monday, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, the state’s largest anti-abortion lobby, stepped up its efforts to get a bans on abortion and funding for certain types

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No more rabbits, but progress for women's soccer

The United States women’s national soccer team spent most of the past year with their backs against the wall.

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Old Arizona: Bridging community, cafes, and classrooms

“When we bought our building in the 1980’s, this was the fourth leading corner for drug traffic and prostitution,” says Elizabeth Trumble, co-founder of 29th and Nicollet’s

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Catholic bishops seek budget solution that helps poor, includes abortion ban

Archbishop John Nienstedt and the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the public policy wing of Minnesota’s Catholic bishops, said Tuesday that they want a resolution to the

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