• May 24, 2004  

    The author of "The Presumed Alliance: The Unspoken Conflict Between Latinos and Blacks and What It Means for America," examines the economic, social and political realities that create tension between these two groups. Continue reading

  • May 21, 2004   BY  

    The Massachusetts attorney general warned clerks on Friday in four communities to stop granting marriage licenses to out-of-state gay couples. Continue reading

  • May 21, 2004  

    Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming reflects on how she and other women of the baby-boomer generation are learning from their parents about how to approach a less lonesome model for facing age in their senior years. Continue reading

  • May 18, 2004  

    Emmy Award-winning actor Tony Randall, best known for his comic role as half of television’s “The Old Couple” in the early 1970s, died last night at age 84. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2004   BY  

    Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to grant gay couples marriage licenses Monday, with hundreds of couples lining up overnight to fill out marriage applications. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2004  

    The Supreme Court ruled today that states are not exempt from provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act which require elevators and ramps in public facilities. Margaret Warner discusses the 5-4 decision with National Law Journal Washington bureau chief Marcia Coyle. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2004  

    The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case desegregated America’s public schools, but most minority students still attend schools where they are the majority. Gwen Ifill talks to four experts about the ways Brown has brought about change, and the ways it has failed to do so. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2004  

    Massachusetts became the first state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Monday. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the ceremonies and controversy in the Bay State. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2004  

    Some members of Congress have called for an investigation into whether abortion politics played a role in the recent FDA decision to bar over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive Plan B. Ray Suarez gets two perspectives on the controversial contraceptive from Dr. Susan Crockett and Dr. Tina Raine. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2004  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt remembers monologist Spalding Gray, who pioneered the one-man act, but who — even while exposing himself to others — remained alone on stage. Continue reading