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  • Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul

    Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul
    Congress was poised late Thursday to pass new legal protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but victims and their advocates already were looking ahead to a larger battle: the contentious campaign to overhaul the military justice system....
  • Peace lasts when women help broker it [Commentary]

    Peace lasts when women help broker it [Commentary]
    Women political leaders from the east and west came together in Washington D.C. this summer to advance women's roles in building sustainable peace as part of the women's leadership conference, "Women at the Tables of Power." This exchange between U.S....
  • Activists turn focus to transgender rights

    Activists turn focus to transgender rights
    The first time Kai Bacharach uttered his name — his male name, the one he chose for himself — was in the spring, at an event for students accepted to Goucher. For the first 18 years of life, Bacharach used the female name his parents bestowed...
  • Sarah Palin: the gift that keeps on giving [Commentary]

    Sarah Palin: the gift that keeps on giving [Commentary]
    There are so many things to admire about John McCain. His service during Vietnam, his courage as a prisoner of war, his maverick nature in the hidebound U.S. Senate and, currently, his role as the only grown-up in the Republican Party. But I don't...
  • Multi-seat districts and ranked-choice voting would repair a broken Congress [Commentary]

    We are a year away from the 2014 elections, but the early returns are already in: FairVote's "Monopoly Politics 2014" projects winners and their victory margins in 373 of 435 congressional districts. That means more than 85 percent of "races" are so...
  • Gansler calls for ban on outside spending in governor's race

    Gansler calls for ban on outside spending in governor's race
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler called on his Democratic rivals Tuesday to pledge not to allow third-party spending in the race for governor. "We're trying to keep the fundraising contribution lines clean and limit the outside groups buying...
  • Don't minimize minimum wage [Editorial]

    Don't minimize minimum wage  [Editorial]
    Ever interested in the region's troubled youth — although usually in the context of a police crackdown on them — Del. Pat McDonough says he wants Maryland to adopt a "training wage" of $7.25 an hour for businesses of 100 workers or fewer. If...
  • Was it wrong for CNN's Paul Begala to ask me to give Al Franken money?

    Was it wrong for CNN's Paul Begala to ask me to give Al Franken money?
    Maybe it's just me, but a fundraising letter I received from CNN's Paul Begala last week struck me as emblematic of what's wrong when media are mixed with money and politics -- as they increasingly are these days at cable TV news channels in Washington....
  • 2013 was a great year in LGBT history

    2013 was a great year in LGBT history
    Midnight hit. The ball dropped, bells clanged and fireworks boomed. And in Maryland, as the East Coast rolled into the new year, a handful of same-sex couples celebrated by getting married. Months earlier, the state made history by being among the first...
  • Hunger gets a boost

    Hunger gets a boost
    Grocery prices may be rising — 1.5 to 2.5 percent next year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — but the ability of poor people to buy them is about to shrink. On Friday, benefits for 47.6 million Americans participating in the...
  • More than just a blog

    More than just a blog
    Red Maryland is much more than a blog and a Twitter presence; it is a burgeoning online radio network, the Red Maryland Network, which encompasses online programming six nights a week. The origins of the network trace back to early 2007 when our Greg...
  • U.S. Catholic bishops in Baltimore to elect new president

    U.S. Catholic bishops in Baltimore to elect new president
    The nation's top Catholic bishops will convene this week in Baltimore to choose a new leader, a decision that will help set the course for an American church striving to build its appeal while grappling with stances on immigration and contraception...