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  • New health care landscape

    New health care landscape
    It was a year of significant changes in how health care is delivered in Maryland. Here are some highlights: Rocky rollout for Obamacare Years of effort preparing for the Affordable Care Act culminated with the opening of state and federal health...
  • Pope Francis faults Catholic Church's focus on gay marriage, abortion

    Pope Francis faults Catholic Church's focus on gay marriage, abortion
    ROME — In an extraordinary, wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis expressed frustration that the Catholic Church is “obsessed” with issues such as abortion, homosexuality and contraception, and called instead for a focus on healing and...
  • Mass shooting points to problems, including a culture of violence

     Mass shooting points to problems, including a culture of violence
    I agree with Professor Jeffrey Ian Ross that new laws against guns are not enough to end the mass shootings ("Ending mass shootings: It's not just about more or better laws," Sept. 22). We do have to figure out what actions, values and moral standings are...
  • Raven Matt Birk joins fight against same-sex marriage

    Raven Matt Birk joins fight against same-sex marriage
    Ravens center Matt Birk is expected to film a video this week opposing Maryland's new same-sex marriage law, making him the second player on the team to take a public stand on the referendum. Birk, a Roman Catholic and father of six, is pressing a view...
  • The morality brigade

    The morality brigade
    We're still legislating and regulating private morality, while at the same time ignoring the much larger crisis of public morality in America. In recent weeks, Republican state legislators have decided to thwart the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in...
  • Gov. O'Malley supports life for murderers, not the unborn

    Gov. O'Malley supports life for murderers, not the unborn
    The Maryland legislature recently voted to abolish capital punishment in the state, making Maryland the sixth state in the last six years to eliminate the death penalty. The primary argument for repealing the law is that our justice system is...
  • 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...
  • Divided government: Washington is closing, states are moving in opposite directions

    Divided government: Washington is closing, states are moving in opposite directions
    Conservative Republicans in our nation's capital have managed to accomplish something they only dreamed of when tea partiers streamed into Congress at the start of 2011. They've basically shut down Congress. Their refusal to compromise is working just...
  • Md. GOP's revival may rest with independent voters

    Md. GOP's revival may rest with independent voters
    As a registered unaffiliated voter, it is reassuring to see the Maryland Republican Party beginning the process of reaching out ("Time to open up," July 22). Chairman Diana Waterman recently indicated that the GOP is establishing a committee to...
  • October surprise: Learning what Republicans really think about rape

    October surprise: Learning what Republicans really think about rape
    Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, the Tea Party usurper who took down Sen. Richard Lugar in the Republican primary, created the biggest political buzz last week by uttering the following sentence in a televised debate: "I think even when life...
  • Abortion rights not synonymous with women's health

    Abortion rights not synonymous with women's health
    When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her: "Well, at least you have your abortion rights"? Why not? Maybe it's because whatever you think of abortion, the right to have one is not synonymous with a woman's health. But don't tell that...
  • Obama has failed the nation

    I grew up in a Democratic home. My Dad was always very aware of what was happening in government. We have copies of letters Dad wrote to the politicians of his day and the responses he received. Dad kept a chart on the fridge of all the local, state and...