Guardian Web writes: A poll in the Washington Post has found that nine out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins name. The poll surveyed 504 people who identified as Native American in every state in the US, and reflects the findings of a similar poll in 2004. Washington’s NFL team has been under pressure for some time over its name, which…
The Obama administration will order every public school in America on Friday to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex.
A majority of voters in the battleground states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania support allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use, according to polling released Wednesday.
Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.
Immigrants are supposed to be beneficial to the U.S. — so much so that federal law requires them to prove they won’t end up on the public dole if they are legally admitted.
Citing the Islamic State’s attacks on Christians and other religious minorities, rising bigotry against Jews and Muslims in Europe and Beijing’s campaign against churches in China, a new U.S. government report said Monday that attacks on religious freedom have grown measurably around the world over the past year.
Greg Sorrell writes: Fifty-three years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visualized a day when his children would no longer be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Today, with the help of the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is working to make sure that day never comes.
Eli Lehrer writes: Harriet Tubman is a good choice to replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. Jackson, the first Democratic president, is exactly the sort of overheated, pompous populist that has tended to screw up the American political system. His demotion to the back of the bill is long overdue.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agreed for the first time ever this week to let researchers conduct clinical trials with marijuana to examine the potential benefits of using the plant to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.