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Tricia Bishop

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Tricia Bishop, the deputy editorial page editor, was a reporter in the business and metro sections covering biotechnology, education and city and federal courts prior to joining the board.

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  • Trump's election may bode well for women

    Trump's election may bode well for women

    President Donald Trump, as he'll be known for better or worse this afternoon, has made it clear he's not a fan of public opinion polls unless they tell him what he wants to hear. But he might want to pay attention to this one, given that hundreds of thousands of women (and some men) will be marching...

  • Trump's presidency, and why you can't look away

    Trump's presidency, and why you can't look away

    As a human being and U.S. citizen, I am deeply concerned about a Donald Trump presidency. But as a journalist, I'm fascinated by it — and not just because of the train wreck effect. He's taken years of precedent and tradition — essentially the foundations of our democracy — and thrown them out...

  • Since when is fake news a fireable offense for Trump?

    Since when is fake news a fireable offense for Trump?

    Now that President-elect Donald J. Trump has started firing people for spreading fake news, let's hope he doesn't stop at one. On Tuesday, he canned transition team member Michael G. Flynn for taking to Twitter to keep alive the false "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory — involving a believable combination...

  • Playing the Trump card

    Playing the Trump card

    I don't know that we owe President-elect Donald Trump an "open mind," as Hillary Clinton suggested in her speech to supporters Wednesday. He's shown himself to be a thin-skinned, tax-dodging, deal-reneging, racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, misogynistic bully with very little self control, and...

  • Trump: a Twitter troll?

    Trump: a Twitter troll?

    This week, the New York Times devoted two full pages of its print paper to the 280 or so "people, places and things Donald Trump has insulted on Twitter since declaring his candidacy for president," though a running tally has been available on its website for quite some time and will, presumably,...

  • Trump: the assaulter-in-chief

    Trump: the assaulter-in-chief

    A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from a parenting site reminding me that my daughter is at an age where she'll start going on more playdates, and before arranging them, I should first ask families whether they have firearms in their homes and, if so, whether the weapons are locked up. That's...

  • Sexual assault victims need competency more than comfort from BPD

    Sexual assault victims need competency more than comfort from BPD

    Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says a made-over interview room at police headquarters sends a message to sexual assault survivors that "we believe you, you're safe, and we're here to help you." Here's a message for the commissioner: There's a better way to gain the trust of those who...

  • Telling a child the uncomfortable truth about gender inequality

    Telling a child the uncomfortable truth about gender inequality

    The night after the Democratic party chose Hillary Clinton as its presidential nominee, I tried to describe the historic nature of it all to my nearly-4-year-old daughter as I tucked her in. I started strong, gleefully announcing that, for the first time, a major political party was putting forth...

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