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The Swampby Mark Silva "The Pentagon is not the kind of place that can turn on a dime,'' says Defense Secretary Robert Gates, hailing the signing of a defense-spending bill that targets wasteful spending and unneeded weapons. "It will take more......
Tags: White House, Hate Crimes, Sports, Social Issues, Robert Gates
Top of the TicketFull text of president's remarks on hate crimes and celebrating our differences....
Overall number of hate crimes drops in L.A. County but crimes against gays increase, new report saysL.A. NOWLos Angeles County saw an overall 4% drop in hate crimes last year, while crimes against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people increased, prompted in part by last Novemberâ€™s highly charged Proposition 8 initiative, the voter-approved ban on...
Change of SubjectHe signed a bill that gave amnesty to undocumented immigrants. He grew the size of the federal government and the budget, added a whole new cabinet level agency and added tens of thousands of government workers to the federal payroll.......
Last fall, as every fall for 10 years, playwright and director Moisés Kaufman was thinking about the 1998 killing of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. Kaufman's Tectonic Theater Project had gone to Laramie just weeks after Shepard's...
Tags: Lincoln Center, Rufus Wainwright, Laws, YouTube, Murder
When "The Real World" premiered in 1992 on MTV, it created a standard in reality television: It cooped up Mormons and gay people and crude bike messengers and splayed their tiny culture wars on TV. - More: Television News From the beginning, "Real...
WEST HOLLYWOOD -- Vandals have destroyed two trees at a West Hollywood memorial for two gay-rights icons. It happened sometime late last month in the Matthew Shepard Human Rights Triangle at Crescent Heights and Santa Monica Boulevard, WeHoNews.com...
Tags: Gays and Lesbians, Santa Monica, KTLA, Politics, Civil Rights
On May 3, the House voted to pass the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007. The Senate will take up a companion bill, known as the Matthew Shepard Act, when it returns from its summer recess. If enacted, this law would authorize the...
THE HOUSE OF Representatives has passed a new hate crime bill that pleases gays and lesbians, angers the religious right and has provoked a veto threat from President Bush. But the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act should be judged not on...
Times Theater CriticWhen a trendy young theater company announces that its next subject is going to be the explosion of the evangelical Christian movement, snarky parody is a natural expectation. What's surprising about "This Beautiful City," a diverting if curiously earnest...
Tribune theater criticTennessee Williams created some beautiful damaged female characters in his career, but his beautiful damaged men were just as plentiful and, as muses, more powerful. To a long list of gorgeously afflicted Williams hunks you can add Ollie Olsen, the...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday November 6, 1998 At the beginning of "Dear Jesse," documentarian Tim Kirkman lists all that he and the senator from North Carolina have in common as if he were writing Helms a letter: They were both born in Monroe, N.C., raised as Southern...
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