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Feb 18, 2012

NYT Global Update: Frustrated Protesters Fill Streets in Damascus

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
February 18, 2012

Global Update


 
TOP NEWS

Frustrated Protesters Fill Streets in Damascus

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR
Hundreds of people braved scattered gunfire in the biggest such march near the heart of the Syrian capital since the country's uprising started.

Trial of Americans in Egypt Shakes Ties Between Nations

By LIAM STACK
Officials said that the prosecution of nonprofit workers from the United States jeopardizes the disbursement of more than $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt.
The Saturday Profile

The Man on Mao's Right, at the Center of History

By DAVID BARBOZA
Ji Chaozhu, now retired, was the interpreter at groundbreaking moments in relations between the United States and China.
World

Interactive Feature: Remembering Anthony Shadid

Mr. Shadid's colleagues, friends and readers remember the journalist and just what made him so special.
Opinion

Latitude

Where Extremes Meet

By HUMA YUSUF
In Pakistan, liberals and fundamentalists now have the same concerns about the country's political future. It's the agreement of shared despair.
WORLD
The New Islamists

Islamists' Ideas on Democracy and Faith Face Test in Tunisia

By ANTHONY SHADID
In an article he wrote before his death on Thursday, Mr. Shadid examined how a party shaped by repression hopes to act as a regional model after being voted into power in Tunisia.

Reporter's Death Puts Focus on Difficulties of Covering a Secretive Syria

By BRIAN STELTER
The uprising in Syria has become, for journalists, one of the most difficult assignments in many years, with reporters sneaking in to bear witness at great personal risk.

For Syria, Reliant on Russia for Weapons and Food, Old Bonds Run Deep

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
The Kremlin, seemingly undeterred by an international outcry, has worked frantically to preserve its relationship with the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
BUSINESS

Deal Appears Forthcoming for Bailout on Greek Debt

By STEPHEN CASTLE and JACK EWING
Euro zone leaders seemed to have put behind them difficult negotiations and bitter exchanges as they prepared for a meeting of finance ministers scheduled for Monday.

China Cuts Bank Reserve Ratio to Spur Growth

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
China's central bank will lower the ratio of funds that banks must hold as reserves in a move that frees tens of billions of dollars for lending and aims to spur slowing economic growth.

Murdoch Visits Downcast Tabloid, With Other Son in Tow

By JOHN F. BURNS and RAVI SOMAIYA
Rupert Murdoch visited The Sun with his son Lachlan in a signal that James, the heir apparent until the phone hacking scandal last summer, may have ceded his place.
TECHNOLOGY

Thinking Outside the Redbox

By NICK WINGFIELD
Coinstar, the self-service retail business, prepares for the decline of movie rentals by experimenting with kiosks for products like coffee and electronics.

Company Unveils DNA Sequencing Device Meant to Be Portable, Disposable and Cheap

By ANDREW POLLACK
A British company plans to sell a disposable gene sequencing device that is the size of a USB memory stick and plugs into a laptop computer to deliver its results.
SPORTS

Chelsea and Birmingham in Cup Do-Over

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Birmingham City held Chelsea to a 1-1 tie Saturday in a fifth-round match in England's F.A. Cup.
Winter Sports Roundup

Vonn Captures Fifth Straight Downhill Title

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lindsey Vonn clinched her fifth consecutive World Cup downhill title Saturday when she finished third in a downhill race in Russia.

Britain Sees Oars Made of Gold in Olympics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Britain expects a strong showing in rowing at this summer's London Olympics.
U.S. NEWS

The Warmth of Winter Is Casting a Chill on Ice Fishing

By MONICA DAVEY
The weather is causing officials in Lake Minnetonka, in Minnesota, and other spots nationwide to cancel programs and impose bans on ice fishing.

Budget Woes Prompt Erosion of Public Jobs, With a Heavy Toll in Silicon Valley

By MICHAEL COOPER
A growing city in the heart of Silicon Valley has had to lay off about a fifth of city employees and reduce services sharply.

Rising Gas Prices Give G.O.P. Issue to Attack Obama

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
The White House is preparing for Republicans to use consumer angst about the cost of oil and gas to condemn the president's energy programs and economic policies.
OPINION
Sunday Review

Building Self-Control, the American Way

By SANDRA AAMODT and SAM WANG
Rather than emulating the strict discipline of child-rearing in other cultures, it's more useful to consider the science of successful parenting in all countries.
Op-Ed Contributor

The Odd Trans-Atlantic Couple

By JOHN KORNBLUM
The fate of capitalism in the West is in the hands of two very different people: Barack Obama and Angela Merkel.
Editorial

Anthony Shadid

The foreign correspondent for The Times, on a mission to tell a story that otherwise wouldn't have been, died in Syria. The world is poorer for never getting to read his final dispatch.

RT NEWS: Battlefield USA 2012: Gerald Celente on year's top trends

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Mike Ward
Publisher, Money Morning

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH: Gold 1980 vs. today -- things couldn't be more different

Gold 1980 vs. today -- things couldn't be more different

10:28p ET Friday, February 17, 2012
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Futures Money Trends has also made a dramatic six-minute video demonstrating how gold's recent rise has developed in circumstances completely different from those of the gold "bubble" of 1980. The video is titled "Gold 1980 vs. Today" and you can watch it at YouTube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umSZOKNHY-M&feature=channel_video_title
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

From The Desk of Nick Nicolaas | Mining Interactive Website: Bralorne Engages USA Investor Relations Consultants Torrey Hills Capital Inc.



February 18, 2012
Bralorne Gold Mines LTD.
 TSXV - BPM; Frankfurt – GV7 (WKN A0B 75M); OTCQX – BPMSF
 
CANADIAN GOLD PRODUCTION
 
NEAR GOLD BRIDGE, SOUTH-WESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA

 
BRALORNE ENGAGES USA INVESTOR RELATIONS CONSULTANTS “TORREY HILLS CAPITAL INC.”
 


Dear Fernando:

This is an important step forward by Bralorne.  The Company previously had not told the Bralorne Gold Story to the very large US investor audience.  They started the process to name-brand Bralorne in November 2011 by listing on the OTC-QX in the USA under symbol BPMSF and bringing on a lead Market Maker with the result that additional Market Makers now have joined-in to assist in the all-important liquidity function.

In addition and in order to achieve optimum Company shareholder-value going into 2012, Bralorne has now engaged Torrey Hills Capital Inc. to assist and immediately commence a sustained United States marketing program to US funds, portfolio managers, brokers and investors.

I know that Torrey Hills Capital has consulted to other TSXV listed natural resource companies and I can attest that Torrey is a very effective US Investor and Financial Public Relations firm and I certainly welcome them aboard to assist Bralorne in its name-branding efforts (Bralorne another Gold Corp. in the Making??).



Stay Tuned - - - as the Bralorne Gold Production Story Continuous to Excite!!



Regards from Maui, Hawaii,
 
Nick L. Nicolaas
Mining Interactive "Ahead of the Pack"
 

Bralorne Gold Vein
 
Bralorne
 
Nick L. Nicolaas
(604) 657-4058
nick@mininginteractive.com


The washington Post Today's headlines: Economic package details | Politics

The Washington Post
TODAY'S HEADLINES


TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
NATION
Federal agents arrest alleged suicide bomber
The FBI and the U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man Friday after a lengthy investigation into an alleged plot to carry out a suicide attack on the Capitol.
( by Sari Horwitz, William Wan and Del Quentin Wilber , The Washington Post)

The inventor of e-mail on innovation and his path to the Smithsonian
V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai spoke about the discovery he made at the age of 14, and his path from a New Jersey high school to the Smithsonian.
( by Emi Kolawole , The Washington Post)

IUD, implant, the pill: Cost may play a role in choice of contraceptives
Long-acting methods aren’t used despite being safe and effective; lack of knowledge is cited as one reason why.
( by Michelle Andrews , The Washington Post)

What would Lincoln do?
In the lead-up to Presidents’ Day, FlackCheck.org asks people to send a message to their local stations.
( by Emi Kolawole , The Washington Post)

U.S., Europeans welcome possible Iranian peace overture
U.S. and European officials said Friday that they were encouraged by a new Iranian proposal for negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.
( by Joby Warrick , The Washington Post)

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines - Washington Post



METRO
Md. House passes gay marriage bill
The measure will be sent to the state Senate, which approved a similar measure last year.
( by John Wagner , The Washington Post)

Early-morning robberies near Dupont Circle
Three armed street robberies occured early Thursday morning near Dupont Circle in the District.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)

Mormon Church reaches out to minorities
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began ordaining African American men into the priesthood in 1978. The number of blacks embracing the faith is climbing.
( by Hamil R. Harris , The Washington Post)

Religion events
Religion Events
(, The Washington Post)

Reiley departs from airports board
The longtime member of the group supervising Reagan and Dulles airports cites health reasons.
( by Dana Hedgpeth , The Washington Post)

More Post Local: Washington, DC Area News, Traffic, Weather, Sports & More - The Washington Post


POLITICS
Md. House passes gay marriage bill
The measure will be sent to the state Senate, which approved a similar measure last year.
( by John Wagner , The Washington Post)

Economic package details
Details of the $143 billion economic package include several key extensions of current law as well as almost $50 billion worth of offsetting savings from spending cuts and new revenue.
(, The Washington Post)

Can Romney find his mojo?
As Mitt Romney has adjusted tactically to a primary battle that is turning out to be tougher than he bargained for, some of his backers now say they fear Romney is reinforcing the doubts that voters already have about him.
( by Karen Tumulty and Philip Rucker , The Washington Post)

Citizens United ruling scrutinized
Two Supreme Court justices suggested Friday that the court reconsider its controversial 2010 decision that allowed unlimited corporate and union spending in elections.
( by Robert Barnes , The Washington Post)

Jack Johnson to begin prison term
The ex-Pr. George’s exec, caught in a corruption probe, will be in a North Carolina facility for 7 years.
( by Miranda S. Spivack , The Washington Post)

More Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More - The Washington Post


STYLE
Stuck in a one-way relationship
After two years, she has never been to his place. She has feelings for him, but he doesn’t seem to reciprocate.
(, The Washington Post)

Moody meditations by Zola Jesus
As Zola Jesus, Nika Roza Danilova writes near-perfect rainy-day music. In person, it’s all a bit more uplifting.
( by Aaron Leitko , The Washington Post)

A winning way to spend a holiday
Whether your talent lies in drawing or developing video games, we’ve got some cool contests for kids.
(, The Washington Post)

A vacuum cleaner for space
Swiss scientists said last week that they plan to launch a “janitor satellite” specially designed to get rid of space junk.
(, The Washington Post)

This sea grass is REALLY old
Scientists have discovered what they believe to be the oldest living thing on Earth — sea grass that has been alive for as long as 200,000 years.
(, The Washington Post)

More Style: Culture, Arts, Ideas & More - The Washington Post


SPORTS
Jeremy Lin, Knicks look ahead to Mavericks matchup
Jeremy Lin-sanity continues in New York and around the world.
(, The Washington Post)

TV and radio listings: Feb. 18

(, The Washington Post)

Girls’ basketball: Friday night’s top scorers

(, The Washington Post)

Wizards are hammered in Utah
Washington crumbles early and fails to recover before it’s too late as the Jazz get a game-high 34 points from Al Jefferson and cruise at home.
( by Michael Lee , The Washington Post)

Friday night’s top boys’ scorers

(, The Washington Post)

More Sports: Sports News, Scores, Analysis, Schedules & More - The Washington Post


WORLD
Federal agents arrest alleged suicide bomber
The FBI and the U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man Friday after a lengthy investigation into an alleged plot to carry out a suicide attack on the Capitol.
( by Sari Horwitz, William Wan and Del Quentin Wilber , The Washington Post)

Hopeful Libyans mark a year since revolt
Crowds across Libya gave voice Friday to joy at being free of Moammar Gaddafi, as the anniversary of their revolt offered a brief respite from fears for the country’s future.
( by Marie-Luise Gumuchian , The Washington Post)

Spain faces unemployment pain after embracing austerity
Drastic belt-tightening to balance budgets comes at a cost: jobs and economic growth.
( by Edward Cody , The Washington Post)

In Russia, Putin allies sharpen anti-American attacks ahead of elections
Can U.S.-Russian relations withstand the damage from a new wave of anti-Americanism ?
( by Kathy Lally , The Washington Post)

U.S., Europeans welcome possible Iranian peace overture
U.S. and European officials said Friday that they were encouraged by a new Iranian proposal for negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.
( by Joby Warrick , The Washington Post)

More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Carolyn Hax Live (Friday, Feb. 17)
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life.
(, vForum)

'Idol' in Vegas, Colbert cancels, and 'Glee' on Houston: Lisa de Moraes' TV Column Live
Post TV columnist Lisa de Moraes chats with readers about the start of the Fall television season.
(, vForum)

Dana Milbank Live: The GOP demands chimichanga tweet apology. Should they get it?
Dana Milbank discusses how one of his columns inspired a tweet and sparked controversy.
(, vForum)

Got Plans? With the Going Out Gurus
Got Plans? Discuss great ideas for local entertainment, dates and family fun.
(, vForum)

Real Wheels Live
Live online discussion with Real Wheels columnist Warren Brown about car-buying and the auto industry.
(, vForum)

More Conversations: Discussions, Blogs, Debates, Live Q&A's and More - The Washington Post


TECHNOLOGY
FCC, Congress agree to spectrum auction
Smartphone users could see a future of fewer dropped calls and zippier video and music downloads because of a government decision on Friday to auction off a scarce resource: airwaves.
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post)

George Takei, Ancestry.com commemorate Japanese-American internment
Saturday marks the 70th anniversary of the order that sent more than 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

With Mountain Lion, Twitter is a winner
It looks like Twitter may have an even brighter future given that it’s the social network of choice for Apple’s latest operating system Mountain Lion.
(, The Washington Post)

Was Google’s hand caught in cookie jar over Safari privacy settings?
Internet giant Google has been accused of using code to circumvent privacy features in Apple’s browser.
(, The Washington Post)

Microsoft, others hit back at Google privacy hack
Microsoft and privacy groups publicly chastized Google for adding cookies to Apple’s Safari browser.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

More Technology News - The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
Saving Syria from Assad
The time has come to arm the rebels.
(, The Washington Post)

An unfair playing field for the home-schooled
Letting therm on public school teams is not the answer.
(, The Washington Post)

The Post and wire stories
Readers shouldn’t dimiss pieces from AP.
(, The Washington Post)

Work with Cuba to protect Florida
The embargo shouldn’t get in the way of drilling safety.
( by William K. Reilly and Megan Reilly Cayten , The Washington Post)

The health-care tax
It’s putting a huge burden on the middle class.
( by Bob Reiss , The Washington Post)

More Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post


BUSINESS
Obama and a clash of U.S. business interests
The president’s support for manufacturing and exports could force him to pick winners and losers, as is already playing out in the airline industry.
( by Zachary A. Goldfarb , The Washington Post)

FCC, Congress agree to spectrum auction
Smartphone users could see a future of fewer dropped calls and zippier video and music downloads because of a government decision on Friday to auction off a scarce resource: airwaves.
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post)

George Takei, Ancestry.com commemorate Japanese-American internment
Saturday marks the 70th anniversary of the order that sent more than 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Inflation up in Jan.
Rising fuel and energy prices pushed inflation up by a modest 0.2 percent.
( by Michael A. Fletcher , The Washington Post)

E-mail inventor reflects on innovation, texting
V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, inventor of e-mail, says much of today’s texting is a way to connect with others, rather than to convey information.
( by Emi Kolawole , The Washington Post)

More Business News, Financial News, Business Headlines & Analysis - The Washington Post


NYT Morning Business News: Today's Headlines: Drones Set Sights on U.S. Skies |

The New York Times
February 18, 2012

Today's Headlines


TOP NEWS

For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

By JASON DePARLE and SABRINA TAVERNISE
Motherhood without marriage among younger women across the country is both a symbol of the transforming family and a hint of coming generational change.

Despite Safety Worries, Work on Deadly Flu to Be Released

By DENISE GRADY
Most of a group of experts meeting in Geneva felt any risk of a modified bird flu virus's use by terrorists was outweighed by the "real and present danger" of similar viruses in the wild.
The New Islamists

Islamists' Ideas on Democracy and Faith Face Test in Tunisia

By ANTHONY SHADID
In an article he wrote before his death on Thursday, Mr. Shadid examined how a party shaped by repression hopes to act as a regional model after being voted into power in Tunisia.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"Most of my friends say it's just a piece of paper, and it doesn't work out anyway."
AMBER STRADER, 27, an unmarried mother of two, discussing changing views of marriage.

Technology

Video: Drones for Hire

Authorities are coming to terms with a commercial drone industry that has emerged in recent years.
Opinion
Op-Ed Contributor

Chinese Labor, Cheap No More

The low-cost labor that has made China's factories nearly unbeatable is not so cheap anymore.
WORLD

Reporter's Death Puts Focus on Difficulties of Covering a Secretive Syria

By BRIAN STELTER
The uprising in Syria has become, for journalists, one of the most difficult assignments in many years, with reporters sneaking in to bear witness at great personal risk.

Momentum Builds for Syria Action Ahead of Tunis Conference

By RICK GLADSTONE
Backers of an Arab League peace plan said Friday that they were seeking new ways to aid opponents of President Bashar al-Assad and to ensure next week's conference puts additional pressure on him.

Negotiations With Iran Over Nuclear Program May Resume

By STEVEN LEE MYERS and RICK GLADSTONE
An offer by Iran for talks came as a telecommunications network vital to the global banking industry prepared to expel Iranian banks.
U.S.

Young Mothers Describe Marriage's Fading Allure

By SABRINA TAVERNISE
A societal shift is changing life in Lorain, Ohio, where most babies born to women under 30 are outside marriage.

In Maryland, House Passes Bill to Let Gays Wed

By SABRINA TAVERNISE
Senate passage is considered likely, but the bill's implementation remains uncertain because its opponents promised to put it on the November ballot.

Tiny Grand Canyon Town Has Its Say on Big Project

By KEN BELSON
Tusayan, Ariz., a town of only 600 residents near the Grand Canyon, is considering a plan for a massive development of hotels, stores and other amenities.
POLITICS

Aide to Romney Leans to the Right With a Soft Touch

By MICHAEL BARBARO
Peter G. Flaherty, a senior adviser and conservative-outreach specialist for Mitt Romney's campaign, is a mild-mannered anomaly in the hard-charging world of presidential politics.

Tax Cut Extension Passes; Everyone Claims a Win

By ROBERT PEAR and JENNIFER STEINHAUER
With each party saying it pocketed an election-year victory, Congress voted to extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits and sent the legislation to President Obama.

In Ohio, a Romney Backer Transfers His Allegiance

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and JIM RUTENBERG
Mike DeWine, a former senator, transferred his allegiance to Rick Santorum, saying his chances of defeating President Obama were better than Mitt Romney's.
BUSINESS

Drones Set Sights on U.S. Skies

By NICK WINGFIELD and SOMINI SENGUPTA
A new law will permit drones of all kinds in American airspace by 2015, which concerns privacy advocates who decry expanding surveillance boundaries.

Thinking Outside the Redbox

By NICK WINGFIELD
Coinstar, the self-service retail business, prepares for the decline of movie rentals by experimenting with kiosks for products like coffee and electronics.

Deal Appears Forthcoming for Bailout on Greek Debt

By STEPHEN CASTLE and JACK EWING
Euro zone leaders seemed to have put behind them difficult negotiations and bitter exchanges as they prepared for a meeting of finance ministers scheduled for Monday.
TECHNOLOGY

Company Unveils DNA Sequencing Device Meant to Be Portable, Disposable and Cheap

By ANDREW POLLACK
A British company plans to sell a disposable gene sequencing device that is the size of a USB memory stick and plugs into a laptop computer to deliver its results.
App City

Smartphone Security Blankets

By JOSHUA BRUSTEIN
A number of apps will help keep smartphone owners from losing their phones, or the digital secrets they have stored on them.
Cultural Studies

Posting to Mourn a 'Friend'

By IAN LOVETT
A compulsion to weigh in on a news event is endemic among people who use social media, according to one professor who has studied it.
SPORTS
Hornets 89, Knicks 85

Lowly Hornets Bring Knicks' Run to an End

BY JAKE APPLEMAN
Jeremy Lin had 26 points and 5 assists, but he also had 9 turnovers and little offensive help from his teammates as the Hornets ended the Knicks' seven-game winning streak.

Time Warner and MSG Network End Their Cable Dispute

By HOWARD BECK and RICHARD SANDOMIR
The 48-day blackout of the MSG Network on Time Warner Cable is over, and fans can thank Jeremy Lin, with an assist from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

Valentine Reunited With Baseball Through Luck and Loyalty

By BILL PENNINGTON
Bobby Valentine, who is about to enter his first season managing the Red Sox, reconnected with professional baseball in the 1980s, he said, quite by accident.
ARTS

Music Meets Chávez Politics, and Critics Frown

By DANIEL J. WAKIN
President Hugo Chávez's embrace of the musical education program El Sistema has angered some of its supporters and provoked rare criticism of two of Venezuela's most celebrated figures.
Critic's Notebook

When Teachers Go Bad, They Get Animated

By JASON ZINOMAN
A new generation of outrageous animation on television is exemplified by Cartoon Network's "China, IL."
Critic's Notebook

Room for Old-Fashioned Love on Reality TV

By JON CARAMANICA
"Ice Loves Coco" and "Khloé & Lamar," two series on E! that begin their second seasons on Sunday, are two of the best examples of highly functional love in all of television.
NEW YORK / REGION

Cuomo's Efforts to Expand Authority Raise Alarm in Albany

By THOMAS KAPLAN
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says the measures relating to spending are needed to bring reforms to a dysfunctional capital.

Christie Keeps His Promise to Veto Gay Marriage Bill

By KATE ZERNIKE
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey also affirmed his call for the Legislature to put a referendum on same-sex marriage on the ballot in November.

Chancellor Vows to Fire Those Guilty of Sexually Abusing Students

By DAVID W. CHEN
Dennis M. Walcott, New York City's schools chancellor, promised a review of all substantiated misconduct charges in the school system going back to 2000.
TRAVEL

A Cool Glide Through Maine

By ERIC HANSEN
On a deep-winter, cross-country ski tour in Maine, two skis, three huts, hot meals and temperatures near zero.

Learning to Love Airport Lit

By DOMINIQUE BROWNING
Great literature has its place, but it's not on a plane or in an airport.
Practical Traveler

How to Attain Hotel Elite Status

By MICHELLE HIGGINS
A rundown on how to achieve elite status at several hotel chains, and the perks that come with it.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

Europe's Failed Course

Austerity measures clearly are not working, so why are leaders still forcing it on Greece and others?
Editorial

A Second Front in the Climate War

The United States and five other countries announced a potentially game-changing initiative to cut global warming gases.
Editorial

Gov. Christie's Misguided and Intolerant Veto

As promised, the New Jersey governor vetoed his state's same-sex marriage bill, but that does not change the message of intolerance or lessen the pain for gay residents and their families.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Contributor

An Appetite for Straight A's

By JULIE POWELL
Has the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall lost some of its charm now that restaurants have to post their report cards from the Health Department?
Op-Ed Columnist

Santorum's Gospel of Inequality

By CHARLES M. BLOW
Rick Santorum is becoming increasingly unhinged in his public comments. Just look at some of the things he has said recently.
Op-Ed Columnist

Anywhere I Hang My Hat ...

By GAIL COLLINS
That ever-recurring campaign issue of residency is back this go-round. It's a particularly sensitive topic in Indiana right now.
ON THIS DAY
On Feb. 18, 1861, Jefferson Davis was sworn in as president of the Confederate States of America in Montgomery, Ala.