LGBTQ Catholics and other persons of faith within the community should be mindful that organized religion remains an obstacle to social justice, often following movements for civil and human rights rather than leading them. In October, the Vatican circulated a document many in the LGBTQ community thought ground breaking for its inclusiveness and change of tone. Conservatives in the church fiercel
By Paul Jesep on Oct 23, 2014
Opinion The University of North Carolina is known for a lot of things. Winning athletic teams including men’s and women’s basketball teams that both won national championships. A journalism school that has seen its graduates win Emmys and other awards. An overall ranking of #30 among all universities ranked by US News and World Report and a No. 5 ranking among public universities. That sterling re
By Mike Sarzo on Oct 23, 2014
Author’s note: This is the second installment of a three-part series. View Part 1 here. Although no "biosafety incidents" have been reported officially at the US biodefense research lab at the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone, there have recently been persistent and widespread allegations, dismissed in the mainstream media as "conspiracy theories," that the strain of Ebola ravaging Liber
By John-Thomas Didymus on Oct 22, 2014
It’s a common thing to say that police should be held accountable for their actions, but it’s not so common for someone to attempt to put words into action. Gavin Seim, a resident of Washington, saw an unmarked police car, something that Seim states is illegal under Washington law. So he decided to do something about it. Rather than take a photo of the car to report or write down its license plate
By Kay Solo on Oct 22, 2014
Eminent economist Paul Krugman has accused Amazon of being a ‘monopsony’ in the online book publishing industry. Technically the term monopsony can be applied to Amazon as it is a very big buyer interfacing with many sellers and is in a position to control prices. Amazon is the biggest seller of books and commands approximately 65 percent of the market share (US$5.25 billion, 7 per cent of Amazon’
By Preetam Kaushik on Oct 22, 2014
Ohio is monitoring 142 people for Ebola symptoms. Those at risk live in 16 counties, as far south as Columbus. Three residents have been placed under strict quarantine. Twenty-two others have been placed on travel restrictions and are under observation by public health officials. When CDC announced that a Dallas nurse who visited Ohio from Oct. 10 to 13 tested positive for Ebola, state health agen
By Frances Stotter on Oct 21, 2014
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By Eric Schaal on Oct 22, 2014
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