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San Francisco Examiner: Positive Moral Implications of Sharing Home
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San Francisco Examiner: Positive Moral Implications of Sharing Home

San Francisco is legalizing house-sharing. McClain argues this practice betters the family atmosphere because it facilitates exchange of knowledge and cultures. This could be beneficial to families of the home sharers and  the visitors. This is an interesting subject because people are already house-sharing now. If house-sharing is legalized,  this could hurt the hotel industry … Continue reading

Washington Post: Same Sex Couples Begin to Marry in Virginia
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Washington Post: Same Sex Couples Begin to Marry in Virginia

The Washington Post tells the story of Yvonne Landis and Melodie Mayo, one of the first same-sex couples to get married in Virginia after waiting 20 years: There was joy and a whiplash sense of disbelief at how quickly attitudes had changed toward same-sex marriage and gays in general. Mayo recalled surreptitiously going to lesbian bars in … Continue reading

NYTimes: Julia Pierson Resigns as Secret Service Director
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NYTimes: Julia Pierson Resigns as Secret Service Director

The New York Times has just reported that Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, has resigned. Pierson was held accountable for a series of security breaches in her agency, and withdrew from the post following a congressional hearing yesterday. “It had to happen,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said of Pierson’s departure. … Continue reading

The White House Blog: In Support of Paid Leave: 25 Million Stories
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The White House Blog: In Support of Paid Leave: 25 Million Stories

An excess of 30 million working families have young children. These families are forced to balance work and parenting, which has adverse affects on the child and the parent. Right now, the federal government does not offer or require any paid leave programs. Nearly 60 percent of U.S. workers are eligible for leave under the Family … Continue reading