Rekha Basu: Not all accept that personhood begins at conception

| |Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014

I got an unusual letter recently from a woman who is fed up with the Republican member of Congress representing Iowa's socially conservative fourth congressional district, but can't support his Democratic opponent over one issue: a woman's right to choose.

'Baby Doc' is dead, but Duvalierism lives on

|Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Tuesday, Oct. 7:

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Cheerios, marriage equality and the Supreme Court

| |Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014

Our topic du jour: the latest stunning milestone in the march toward gay equality.

President Obama: America will continue to lead in uncertain world

| |Friday, Oct. 03, 2014

American leadership is the one constant in an uncertain world. As Americans, we see the future not as something beyond our control, but as something we can shape for the better through concerted and collective effort. That was true this week, as we mobilized the world to confront some of our most urgent challenges.

Journalism codes leave vexing problems untouched

| |Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

Since the 1920s journalists in the United States have been writing and rewriting codes of ethics. This began because they wanted the public and their own employers to regard them as worthy of respect (and decent pay), with rules, specialized expertise, and lofty purpose _ genuine professionals, just like dentists and accountants. They also wanted guidelines that would keep them both honest and out of court.

Opinion: For schoolchildren, eating well is learning well

| |Monday, Sep. 08, 2014

Serving food to students is what we do. As the Urban School Food Alliance, we represent six of the largest school districts in the nation (New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Dallas and Orlando), feeding more than 3 million elementary, middle school and high school students every school day.

Opinion: Forecast in Kentucky U.S. Senate race calls for downpour of garbage

| |Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Keep those umbrellas close. It's about to start pouring garbage in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. With 12 weeks to go, a race already largely devoid of meaningful and substantive policy discussions is threatening to get intensely personal.

Michelle Obama: 'Let’s end veteran homelessness'

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

"If your mayor hasn’t signed on to the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness, light up their phone lines and ask them why not."