U.S. News

Same-sex marriage: Its time has come

The struggle for marriage equality saw its first major victory last month as Massachusetts began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Bridging the gap on health care

Eight out of 10 of the 44 million people in the U.S. who lack health insurance come from working families. It’s a national problem that needs a national solution.

Job report masks signs of trouble

While the Associated Press reports on “a job market steadily gaining steam ahead of November’s presidential election,” President Bush still has plenty to worry about from working-class voters concerned with the economy.

National Clips

BRUNSWICK, Ga.: Protesters ‘unwelcome’ G-8 Summit / WASHINGTON: Gov’t workers fight for right to vote / BUFFALO, N.Y.: Patriot Act sweeps up artists / AIKEN, S.C.: Cruel Bush trick imperils drinking water

Activists death prompts call for U.S. probe

CHICAGO – Friends and relatives of community activist May Molina Ortiz are demanding that the U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois, Patrick Fitzgerald, carry out a special investigation of her death in police custody May 25.

White House put itself above the law

Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia is sitting in an Army brig at Ft. Sill, Okla., because he rejected the torture and brutality carried out by U.S. occupation forces in Iraq. Mejia served eight years in the Army National Guard and eight months in Iraq before refusing to go back to his unit there.