| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:59 PM
When Peggy Young became pregnant with her third child, she said a supervisor told her she was a liability and not to come back to work as a UPS package delivery driver in Landover until she had the baby.
"I was very upset because I wanted to work; I...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 11:15 AM
How easy to forget ("Higher speed limit law moves forward," March 21). Do some of you old timers remember the fuss we made when the speed limit on Interstate 95 was changed to 65 miles per hour? Now, 70 miles per hour is almost normal.
So it will be...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Change your clocks, dear readers!
Sunday is Daylight Savings Time – set your clocks forward one hour, or you will be like the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland," late for a very important date.
Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free,...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 8:52 AM
A black female Howard County Police officer is suing the department and her supervisor for racial discrimination in U.S. District Court.
Pfc. Lisa Burgess, of Gwynn Oak in Baltimore County, filed the civil suit against her supervisor, Sgt. Jennifer...
| Mar 12, 2013
Members of the Harford County League of Women Voters participated in last week's Women's Suffrage March in Overlea. One hundred years ago this month, suffragettes marched from New York City to Washington, D.C., to petition the government for equal...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Helen B. Wolfe, an outspoken advocate of women's rights who also had been a member of the faculty of McDaniel College for more than a decade, died March 5 from cancer at Carroll Hospice Center's Dove House in Westminster. She was 79.
With a head of thick...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:19 AM
The recent commentary, "Md. should support single-sex schools" (March 12), fundamentally misstates the ACLU position on single-sex education.
ACLU's "Teach Kids, Not Stereotypes" campaign targets single-sex programs across the country that are based...