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Human Rights

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  • For some veterans, underage enlistment is point of pride

    For some veterans, underage enlistment is point of pride
    Allan Stover wasn't even in high school when he enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1953. Despite his doctored birth certificate, he believes commanders could tell he was too young to enlist. Stover never admitted it — though he came close when a drill...
  • Catholics surprised by Benedict's resignation

    Catholics surprised by Benedict's resignation
    Crystal Sewell knows what she wants to see in the next pope: a combination of the last two. "I'm a conservative soul," the 29-year-old Reservoir Hill woman said Monday after the midday Mass at St. Alphonsus Church in downtown Baltimore. "I feel like...
  • Free Manning, close Gitmo

    Free Manning, close Gitmo
    According to a report by Medina Roshan of Reuters ("Witness: WikiLeaks breach threatened U.S.," June 18), Rear Admiral David Woods claimed Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's leaks caused "damage to national security." I was not in the courtroom, but I have to...
  • Manning is a whistle-blower, not a traitor

    Manning is a whistle-blower, not a traitor
    Thanks again for giving proper coverage to the Trial of the Century ("Manning trial begins at Fort Meade," June 4). As a Pfc. Bradley Manning supporter, I am biased, but the court martial has attracted interest around the world. On Monday as the court...
  • Cardin stands up for rights

    Cardin stands up for rights
    This month's passage of a new U.S.-Russia trade law has done more than showcase Senator Ben Cardin's dedication to international human rights. By sending the shock to the Kremlin — that the U.S. values prosecuting rights abusers as much as it...
  • Holding the national security course

    Holding the national security course
    President Barack Obama's latest changes in his top national security team seem more a shift to a stronger emphasis on human rights than a break with his long-range determination to keep the United States out of nation-building adventurism. His...
  • Fourth Circuit overturns ruling on abortion signs

    Fourth Circuit overturns ruling on abortion signs
    The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Wednesday a lower court ruling striking down a Baltimore ordinance that required pregnancy clinics to post signs stating if they do not provide abortions. Judge Robert B. King wrote in a majority opinion...
  • Fiddling around at the beach

    Fiddling around at the beach
    Regular visitors to Ocean City in the summer months may be familiar with the music of William F. Hassay Jr. The 61-year-old substitute teacher has been supplementing his income since 1995 by playing his violin on the boardwalk from 3 p.m. until midnight...
  • Egypt's dilemma

    Nobody ever said Egypt's transition to democracy would be easy. But yesterday's violence in which dozens of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi were killed and hundreds wounded by security forces outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo...
  • Green Party nominates Jill Stein for president at Baltimore convention

    Green Party nominates Jill Stein for president at Baltimore convention
    A Massachusetts physician was formally nominated to be the Green Party's contender for the U.S. presidency Saturday afternoon at the downtown Baltimore Holiday Inn hotel. Jill Stein, who was the expected nominee, beat out actress Roseanne Barr handily....
  • Episcopalians still don't call same-sex unions 'marriages'

    Your recent editorial about the Episcopal Church's resolution on same-sex unions was very misleading ("Gay marriage and family values," July 13). The Episcopal bishops at their recently concluded triennial General Convention voted to "bless" same-sex...
  • Maryland Dream Act supporters launch campaign to uphold law

    Maryland Dream Act supporters launch campaign to uphold law
    Amid chants and cheers, a group including clergy, unions and a university president rallied Wednesday in support of Maryland's law to give tuition breaks to illegal immigrants. "Vote yes for education! Vote yes for Maryland students!" yelled Karina, a...