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  • 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...
  • Lori versus the part-time Catholics

    Lori versus the part-time Catholics
    Letter writer John Murphy contends that religious freedom is not under threat because we have Catholics in government ("Lori's views outside the Catholic mainstream," June 19). These politicians are only Catholics when it is convenient and do not adhere...
  • 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...
  • One Republican calls it quits, another jumps in

    One Republican calls it quits, another jumps in
    A generational shift within the Maryland Republican Party picked up steam Tuesday as a veteran GOP senator called an end to her legislative career and a conservative favorite launched an audacious challenge to an incumbent Democratic congressman. State...
  • 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...
  • The war on, for and about women in Charlotte

    The war on, for and about women in Charlotte
    To reach the Convention Center, you must first walk the gauntlet of dead baby parts. It's one of the newer and more gruesome tactics in the fight over reproductive choice, protesters hoisting large color placards depicting aborted fetuses torn in...
  • 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...
  • Delaney defeats Bartlett in the 6th District

    Delaney defeats Bartlett in the 6th District
    Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, who has represented Maryland's 6th District for nearly two decades, lost his bid for an 11th term Tuesday to a Democratic businessman who cast the closely watched race as a battle of different economic visions for the...
  • Robert B. Reich: The new American civil war

    Robert B. Reich: The new American civil war
    The vitriol is worse than I ever recall. Worse than the Palin-induced smarm of 2008. Worse than the Swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness. It's almost a civil war. I know families in...
  • Women flex muscle at the polls

    Women flex muscle at the polls
    Congratulations, ladies. You kept the barbarians from the gate. On Tuesday, Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, who famously said that a woman's reproductive system shuts down during "legitimate rape" and prevents conception, lost by 15 points to incumbent Sen....
  • Akin rape comments 'offensive and wrong,' Bartlett says

    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett repudiated fellow Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape Tuesday, while his campaign manager called an attempt by Maryland Democrats to tie Bartlett to the controversy “disgusting.” Akin, the GOP nominee...
  • Presidential election or abortion referendum?

    Presidential election or abortion referendum?
    The platforms that the two political parties publish every four years are a lot like the warranties that come with washers or refrigerators: Nobody ever reads them, but if you do, you find that nothing in them actually applies. This year, though, the...