Rebranding safe haven laws

March 5, 2015 nyupressblog 3

—Laury Oaks Last week, the Republican-heavy Indiana House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to enhance its safe haven law and voiced support for a newly marketed baby-saving product: the Safe Haven Baby Box. Indiana

Why grand jurors matter

November 26, 2014 nyupressblog 0

—Andrew Guthrie Ferguson On Monday, at 9:00pm, the nation anxiously awaited the decision of twelve ordinary citizens. National and international media prepared to report on the collective efforts of the grand jurors assembled in the

Trans*politics, solidarity, and ENDA

June 27, 2014 nyupressblog 0

—Isaac West Having already declared June as LGBT Pride Month via a presidential proclamation, President Obama is prepared to further demonstrate his commitment to LGBT equality by signing an executive order designed to prohibit federal

What Freedom Summer means to me

June 26, 2014 nyupressblog 0

—F. Michael Higginbotham “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…” The famous line from the song “Summertime,” written by George and Ira Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess, captures how I feel when I

Fox News’ divisive race strategy

May 21, 2014 nyupressblog 1

—Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks Right-wing political figures have often defended the content of Fox News and other right-leaning media. A common ploy is the insinuation that the “mainstream” news establishment is in

The truth about alimony

May 13, 2014 nyupressblog 7

—Cynthia Lee Starnes Here’s a dirty word: “alimony.” Alimony has a nasty reputation as a device that enslaves men and demeans women—preventing divorced men from beginning new lives, and perpetuating female dependence on men. Alimony,

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