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Human Rights

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  • Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting? [Commentary]

    Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting? [Commentary]
    In Citizens United vs. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court held in January 2012 that the federal government is prohibited from restricting independent political expenditures by businesses, associations and labor unions. The opinion allows such groups to spend...
  • Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria

    Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq,...
  • Looking Out: 89 percent of Equality Maryland's endorsed candidates win primaries

    Looking Out: 89 percent of Equality Maryland's endorsed candidates win primaries
    The results of primary elections in Maryland on Tuesday bode well for LGBT rights -- at least according to Equality Maryland, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization. Of 93 candidates endorsed by the group in...
  • Toronto's world stage is packed for summertime visitors

    Toronto's world stage is packed for summertime visitors
    A series of occasional articles exploring destinations that are easily reached via nonstop flights from Baltimore. Summer is here, and you're ready to get away and play. But where can you go that's intriguing and exotic, yet close enough that you don'...
  • South Baltimore students protest against planned plant near 2 schools

    South Baltimore students protest against planned plant near 2 schools
    A group of Baltimore students are calling on the school board to pull out of its agreement to purchase energy from a planned plant that would burn waste within a mile of two schools in one of the most polluted neighborhoods of the city. Students from...
  • Sun's attacks on Del. Jon Cardin are unfair [Letter]

    Sun's attacks on Del. Jon Cardin are unfair [Letter]
    To attack a candidate for taking a picture with one of hundreds of attendees at an event in support of their candidacy is both absurd and hypocritical ("Jon Cardin rejects rapper's support after learning of criminal charges," June 5). Regardless of...
  • Egypt's new day? [Commentary]

    Egypt's new day? [Commentary]
    Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Mohamed Morsi Hosni Mobarak Egypt presidential election As expected, former Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won the latest Egyptian election for president by a landslide, giving the military establishment total control of all...
  • Obama, played for a fool [Commentary]

    Obama, played for a fool [Commentary]
    Each president brings his own unique preconceptions to the job. Post-depression, FDR believed the American people deserved a "New Deal." John Kennedy felt Americans would willingly "pay any price" to spread freedom and democracy throughout the world....
  • Cardin meets with Pussy Riot at Capitol

    Cardin meets with Pussy Riot at Capitol
    U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin met with members of the protest group Pussy Riot on Tuesday to bring attention to human rights abuses in Russia as well as his efforts to expand economic sanctions against top officials in the country. The Maryland Democrat, a...
  • Trying (and failing) to grind out sympathy for Cardin's issues

    Trying (and failing) to grind out sympathy for Cardin's issues
    Allow me to clear up something for Maryland voters: Jon Cardin is not Ben Cardin. Jon Cardin is a lawyer and a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Baltimore County. Ben Cardin is a member of the U.S. Senate; he's the junior senator from...
  • Looking Out: Baltimore to receive award for LGBT equality ranking

    Looking Out: Baltimore to receive award for LGBT equality ranking
    Back in November, we reported that Baltimore was among just 25 cities across the country to receive top marks for LGBT equality in municipal policies, according to an analysis by the Human Rights Campaign. The organization's Municipality Equality...
  • Attorney Cornell Brooks to lead NAACP

    Attorney Cornell Brooks to lead NAACP
    Cornell William Brooks, an attorney and minister from Northern Virginia, will lead the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization at a time when the NAACP is experiencing a resurgence in influence and recruitment but struggling with budget...