| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Denise Charrier McQuighan, a database engineer and Johns Hopkins University graduate, died of cancer March 5 at her Gaithersburg home. She was 55.
Born Denise Anne Charrier in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of George Charrier, an engineer who lives...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:25 AM
While there may be some bruised feelings and anger left behind in the aftermath, the so-called "nuclear option" unleashed Thursday by Senate Major Leader Harry Reid and the Democrats hardly seems worthy of its destructive billing. It means only that...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:15 PM
—The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to jump into a growing legal dispute between businesses run by conservative Christians and the Obama administration over whether a company must pay for birth control drugs that conflict with its owner's religious...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Relieved by Michelle Obama's recent foray into higher education policy, Politico Magazine last month dubbed her soft focus first ladyship up to that point a "feminist nightmare." On the surface, there may be something to this claim. For example, Mrs....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:15 AM
I can't believe The Sun published a picture of the women's rights group Femen with a caption locating the city of Kiev in Russia ("News Briefing," July 29). To my knowledge Kiev has been, and still is, in Ukraine.
If your newspaper cannot print...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:41 AM
There's a certain lament that presumes society in general has been going to a bad place, probably in a handbasket, for generations.
According to this sentiment, kids are less polite, people are less caring, streets are more dangerous and, in general,...
| Aug 22, 2013
PBS, a recipient of federal funds through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is required to sustain "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature." In addition, according to the PBS...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Fifty years ago, Freeman A. Hrabowski III was in a Sunday church service in Birmingham, Ala. when someone handed his pastor a note containing horrifying news — a sister church, 16th Street Baptist, had just been bombed.
The pastor stopped the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:23 PM
The National Women's Law Center says the health care law known as Obamacare will be good for women, providing them access to crucial preventive services. The group outlines the benefits here.
What kind of preventive women's services will be covered under...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Ann M. Rayner, who worked for Laureate Education Inc. in Baltimore for a decade, died Oct. 4 of brain cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 53.
Ann Marie Ritter was born in Waterloo, N.Y., and raised in Seneca Falls, N.Y., where she...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Emily Yoffe's recent Slate article, "College Women: Stop Getting Drunk," suggesting that parents warning to their young daughters that drinking to incapacity leaves them vulnerable to many dangers — including sexual assault — touched off a...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:40 AM
When Emma Halley started work on her project for Howard County's History Day last year, she had no idea what would eventually come of it.
After all, said the 16-year-old Glenelg High School junior, she took a laid-back approach, simply expanding a...