| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:40 PM
The always quotable Vice President Joe Biden took a shot at House Republicans the other day, referring to them as “this Neanderthal crowd” for having resisted speedy reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. His crack certainly...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Facing a flood of requests for injunctions against spouses, lovers and stalkers, victim advocates at the Orange County Courthouse are launching a novel program to enlist the aid of local law-school students.
Starting Monday, students at the Florida A&...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:15 PM
SAN JOSE – Avoiding the controversial issue of domestic spying, President Obama told a gathering of liberal activists Thursday that they may not always agree with him, but their shared work on causes such as the overhaul of the nation’s...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 5:26 PM
America's most interesting development since November is the Republican Party becoming more interesting. Consider the congressman from Grand Rapids, Mich., who occupies the seat once held by Gerald Ford, embodiment of vanilla Republicanism. Justin Amash,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:40 PM
For the second time in less than six months, just three House Republicans signed their names to gay rights legislation. And one of them is again Lehigh Valley Rep. Charlie Dent.
Dent added his name Thursday to a bill making it illegal to discriminate...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Victim's Services Inc. and the Somerset County District Attorney's office have provided Somerset Hospital with equipment purchased through the Violence Against Women Act.
The equipment — consisting of a camera, a Wood's lamp and a carrying bag...
| Mar 17, 2013
March is Women’s History Month, a time we usually celebrate or honor a specific woman in history. This year, I would like to do something different. I would like to focus on domestic violence, an issue that has received a lot of attention in...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:53 PM
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent plans to buck fellow Republicans and vote against their scaled back version of the Violence Against Women Act Thursday.
But he will support a Senate-passed version that includes protections for gay, lesbian and transgender...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Eighteen-year-old Petoskey resident Sarah Schilling may sometimes feel reluctant about stepping up as the voice for her community, but it is a role she is becoming known for -- even on the national stage.
Schilling leaves Sunday, March 3, to be one of...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It suddenly hit me this week: I don't live in the real world. I live in Washington, D.C.
In the real world, nobody would argue about renewing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It's a no-brainer. Violence against women, all women, is wrong. Only in...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Congress was correct when it voted on Thursday to reauthorize and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act.
House Republicans had tried to limit the bill before last November's election because the law extends domestic violence protections to gays,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:14 PM
Kudos to Rep. Kristi Noem and Sen. John Thune for opposing the Violence Against Women Act. Make no mistake: Decent people are outraged at the abuse of women, but VAWA is more about building feminist power structures than about protecting vulnerable women....