| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Last week, a federal district judge in New York ruled that girls younger than 17 should be allowed to purchase the Plan B contraceptive pill over the counter. Unlike the Obama administration, Judge Edward Korman got this one right. The 2011 decision by...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:48 AM
I think Edith Bunker did more to liberate the caged American housewife than Betty Friedan ever did.
The author of "The Feminine Mystique" is the one who identified the nameless dissatisfaction of women at home with the kids and the kitchen chores.
| Feb 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
This Feb. 14, will mark the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters, an organization that was built on the efforts to secure for women the right to vote and continues its work by providing information to all voters to ensure that...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The Internet is changing how leaders talk. Leaders from Rome to Beijing and beyond are helping usher in a new era of plain speaking. But American leaders are lagging behind, stuck in old patterns of windy and obfuscatory speech.
Around the globe, what's...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Hidden inside the sports section last week was an article about the University of Maryland women's basketball team's latest victory ("Terps women beat Wake Forest, 73-63," Feb. 9). The team is currently ranked seventh in the nation.
Yet despite Title...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Fifty years ago this month there was a knock on our apartment door. With a baby on my hip, I greeted my downstairs neighbor: "You've got to read this!" she said, pushing a book toward me. "It will change your life!"
That was my introduction to The...
| Jan 30, 2013
Feminism is not about allowing women to fight in direct combat ("Military ceiling lifted," Jan. 25). Let's not be fooled by the smoke and mirrors campaign of leveling the playing field for servicewomen. Women need equal pay and equal voices, not equal...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Legislation that would strengthen the rights of pregnant women in the workplace has now passed both chambers of the General Assembly and will go to the governor's desk for signing.
The Senate passed the House version of the bill Thursday allowing it...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., in his unwavering right-wing view, bemoans various initiatives supported by President Barack Obama and Gov. Martin O'Malley as the consequences of the recent election. Yes, the election has consequences, and the list...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Congratulations to Chris Messer, a Folly Quarter Middle School student, and Emma Halley, a sophomore at Glenelg High School.
Chris recently earned a first place in the junior division, while Emma earned a second place in the senior division at the...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Several Reservoir High School students made presentations at the annual Howard County Public School System Student Learning Conference. Their presentations were about the research and internships that they have been involved in throughout this year....
| Nov 6, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Less than a week before the U.S. election, former president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev berated America and all but endorsed the sitting president and fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner at an event I attended in Houston.
Speaking last Thursday from a...