Well, the Hobby Lobby lawsuit somehow made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where the glue and glitter chain's arguments, and those of other religious employers, that providing health care that might tempt their employees into pregnancy-free sex was against their religion, were put forward last ... More >>
How many times can New York state lawmakers kick the can down the road on important housing and employment discrimination laws before they get legislator's toe? Probably many, is a fair guess. And they had at least one big punt left in them this past weekend. Just before the Senate adjourned until ... More >>
Newt Gingrich badly wounded Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primaries. Now, Romney has to revive his campaign in Florida -- or risk losing the Republican ticket, the Spanish-language daily reports. The three distinct winners in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina prove Republicans' uncertaint ... More >>
Ever wonder why Congress seems so willing to help bail out the financial industry? Well, a 60 Minutes report on Sunday says that lawmakers purchased stock in companies while involved in debates on Capitol Hill about bills that would affect those companies. Conflict of interest? Just a teensy ... More >>
Barie Shortell, a 29-year-old resident of Williamsburg, was brutally attacked by a gang of teenagers yelling anti-gay slurs last month, shortly after getting off the L Train. Unlike another recent victim, Anthony Callao, Shortell survived his attack, but with injuries that required more than ... More >>
Figured this one deserved an encore.In the week Aimee Mann heard the phrase "Eat a hot bowl of dicks" for the first time, we made suggestions for her inevitable reconciliation with Ice-T, whose acting she at first did not sufficiently respect. Perhaps it'll involve Key Largo, Jon Brion, "Cop ... More >>
The Cancer Vixen herself. Photo by Jeremy Balderston. When graphic novelist Marisa Acocella Marchetto was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, she didn't have health insurance. But she had supportive friends and doctors, a good strong will -- and a creative outlet that also helped get her ... More >>
Daniel Baum, the former New Yorker staff writer, is currently Twittering the story of his hiring and firing by the magazine for which everybody on the planet would like to work. Topics discussed: New Yorker contract rates, health insurance, how one comes to write for the mag, and, once there, how th ... More >>
Free bicycles? What's the catch?
Michael Moore's Sicko has been nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar—no booing this time—so Harvey Weinstein threw a gala lunch at the Four Seasons, where he and the filmmaker fell over each other with so much mutual mwah-ing they might need more health insurance. But Moore admitted they hit a ... More >>
By 37 to four Tuesday night, leaders of the union that staged a three-day strike against the New York City transit system last week agreed to accept a new contract from the MTA. The workers got the same wage increases included in the MTA's "final offer" before last week's transit strike, but without ... More >>
The candidates' pitiful pitch for single women
Multi-Billion-Dollar City Deal Raises Conflict Questions
They Come to New York Needing Second-Trimester Abortions. An Underground Network Keeps Them Safe.
The UAW Organizes Grad Students
Jesse goes To The Mat
A new study examines the real economic life of artists
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