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Despite cease-fire, Israeli-Palestinian conflict not over

11/27/12 11:44am

More than 60 years after the start of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the battle rages on. Recently, a cease-fire was called after a series of attacks that lasted eight days, and Israeli and Egyptian officials began discussing the parameters of theMiracle Mastery cease-fire on Monday.

NC deadlocked, but donations to presidential candidates flowing freely

11/5/12 3:12pm

Time’s running out, but the cam- paigns for President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney have not stopped fighting for their shares of electoral votes in the swing states. North Carolina is one of the battle- ground states that’s been pegged as “lean- ing Republican,” but there’s no way to tell which way the state will actual- ly vote until tomorrow, Election Day. If campaign donations were any indica- tion, Obama would take the state by a land- slide, as he raised more than $1.1 million here in September alone, while Romney pulled in less than $500,000.

Vote against Amendment for no One

5/2/12 3:02pm

[box]Text of Amendment One: Article 14. Sec. 6. Marriage. Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.

Media misogyny hampers female equality

3/14/12 7:17pm

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh recently called out Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke for being a “slut” for publicly advocating student birth control rights should be covered under her Catholic institution’s health care plan.The media coverage of the incident exploded overnight. Political commentators right and left were quick to call out Limbaugh’s sexist flub, causing him to lose a significant amount of endorsement deals.

North Carolina learns from Maine in battle surrounding Amendment One

2/29/12 8:31pm

In the past several years, bills to allow same-sex marriage have caused numerous controversies as they have been disputed, vetoed and reversed. Thursday night, The Elon Center for the Study of Religion hosted North Carolina’s first screening of “Question One,” a documentary about the 2009 referendum vote that caused Maine to reverse its move to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples. The documentary, made by Joe Fox and James Nubile, details the battles fought by the “Yes on One” and “No on One” campaigns, groups fighting to vote to reverse and uphold the law respectively.