Monthly Archives: October 2013

Weekend Links

– Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to raise the city’s cigarette tax by 75 cents a pack, which would make Chicago’s cigarette taxes the highest in the nation (even higher than New York City’s). Emanuel has also called for a federal ban on menthol cigarettes, which … Continue reading

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El Salvador’s Cruel and Despicable War on Women

Last year, a 19-year-old woman went to a public hospital in El Salvador, bleeding and in terrible pain. Doctors told her she had a miscarriage. She hadn’t even known she was pregnant. Within four days, the hospital had reported her … Continue reading

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Weekend Links

– On Monday, New Jersey will become the 14th state to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples, in light of the state Supreme Court’s refusal to delay a lower court judge’s ruling that the state begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses immediately. Newark … Continue reading

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In Orthodox Jewish Kidnapping Case, Community Must Share Blame

Two Orthodox Jewish rabbis from Brooklyn are facing federal kidnapping charges after allegedly agreeing to kidnap and torture husbands who refused to grant their wives a “get”–a document that essentially frees the woman from her husband, allowing her to remarry without … Continue reading

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