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Is Wills' Irish Title a Political Move?

Royal family may be reasserting control in Northern Ireland: Niall O'Dowd

(Newser) - William wore an Irish Guards uniform; Kate’s wedding dress featured lace shamrocks ; and along with his new status as Duke of Cambridge, Prince William has gained an Irish title: Baron Carrickfergus. Was it all a nod to the Irish, wonders Niall O’Ferguson at IrishCentral , or “something more... More »

Miss, Mrs., or Ms.— 'It's OK Not to Care'

Nancy Gibbs reflects on women's freedom to choose title

(Newser) - Not so long ago, feminism and convention waged a battle over titles—Miss, Mrs., and the young upstart, Ms. Though seemingly trivial, the question of whether a woman should have to specify her marital status in stating her name cut to the core of women’s place in society—and... More »

Sen. Boxer: Don't Call Me 'Ma'am'

McCain spoofs scolding

(Newser) - Sen. Barbara Boxer wagged a finger at a military officer yesterday for calling her “ma’am,” the Christian Science Monitor reports. As the general discussed New Orleans, Boxer interrupted, saying “You know, do me a favor. Could you say ’senator’ instead of ‘ma’am?’ It’... More »

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