Politics

Community Voices
3:42 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Freedom Summer Backstory: This Non Violent Stuff'll Get You Killed

 In 1962, with funds provided by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Charlie Cobb boarded a bus in Washington D.C and headed to Houston, Texas to attend a civil rights workshop. At a stopover in Jackson, Mississippi, he contacted the local Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) group. Activist Lawrence Guyot persuaded him to stay and contribute to the organizing efforts already underway. Five years on the ground in Mississippi between 1962 and 1967 gave Cobb a perspective few historians have.

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Politics
12:15 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Will FitzGerald's Troubles Influence Other Democrats In Fall Election?

Ed FitzGerald is running for governor against John Kasich in 2014

The past week hasn’t been kind to Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, the Democrat running for Ohio Governor. He answered some uncomfortable questions about incidents that have surfaced in various news reports, but hasn’t responded to more questions that have come up. His problems are raising questions about what, if anything, this will mean to other Democrats running for statewide office.

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Politics
5:46 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Kasich Outraises Fitzgerald In Governor's Race

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Campaign finance reports show Ohio Gov. John Kasich raised about four times as much campaign cash as his Democratic opponent in roughly the same time span.

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History Talk from Origins
10:35 am
Sat July 26, 2014

The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage and LGBTQ Rights

The rapid shift in attitudes toward same-sex marriage in the United States has been one of the most dramatic cultural transformations in recent memory. But with these changes have come many questions and tensions. Is the focus on the politics of marriage limiting to broader rights movement?

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Politics
3:15 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Second Federal Judge Wants Info On Lost IRS Emails

A second federal judge is ordering the IRS to provide information about lost emails by a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy.
 
U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said Friday he wants to know whatever became of Lois Lerner's computer hard drive. IRS officials say Lerner's computer crashed in 2011, destroying an untold number of emails. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status.

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