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  • With Obama in office, Democrats have lost their taste for dissent [Letter]

    With Obama in office, Democrats have lost their taste for dissent [Letter]
    "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." During George W. Bush's term that sentiment was often seen, usually with a statement of support for Democratic Party candidates. Now that President Barack Obama is in office, those who dissent are vilified and bullied by representatives of the party who espoused dissent a few years before. When opposition to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was voiced, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called the dissenters "anarchists," and Sen. Barbara Boxer likened them to those who commit domestic abuse. Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Steve Cohen called them "unpatriotic" and "domestic enemies."
  • Md. should adopt shared child custody as ideal [Letter]

    Maryland House Bill 687 created a commission to hold public hearings as part of the process for studying child custody issues in Maryland. The public hearings have been a success with dozens of citizens testifying in support of a rebuttal presumption of...

    Military sexual assaults: reforms not dead yet

    Military sexual assaults: reforms not dead yet
    Efforts to address the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military got a boost this week from unexpected quarters — the tea party wing of the Republican Party. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas said they support legislation offered...

    Female vs. male senators

    Female vs. male senators
    As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated,...

    Lead limits on military firing ranges outdated, report says

    Lead limits on military firing ranges outdated, report says
    Researchers commissioned by the Defense Department said Monday that decades-old limits on lead exposure are inadequate to protect the health of workers on military firing ranges. Moreover, the National Academy of Science reported, lead from ammunition...