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  • Protect children in youth sports [Commentary]

    Protect children in youth sports [Commentary]
    While there has been strong focus on concussions in recent years (all 50 states and the District of Columbia now have concussion safety laws), no similar effort has been made in this country to enact laws to protect children playing sports from abuse — whether it be physical, emotional, psychological or sexual — at the hands of coaches, parents and other athletes. The United States also remains one of only two countries in the world yet to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Push to legalize pot stalls out in Annapolis

    Push to legalize pot stalls out in Annapolis
    The Maryland General Assembly yesterday held an extensive set of hearings on a variety of bills dealing with marijuana.  The bills varied from outright legalization to various decriminalization options. Much of the debate was predictable, but a few...

    Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana

    Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana
    Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy.  Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...

    The unfinished war [Commentary]

    The unfinished war [Commentary]
    Fifty years after the first, it's time to launch a new War on Poverty. But to do it we need to challenge myths about the first that have convinced too many that combating poverty is just one more phenomenon of the '60s that can never happen again....

    Party favors: ideas for creating a very merry bash

    Party favors: ideas for creating a very merry bash
    It really is the most wonderful time of the year: check your guest list twice, deck your halls and prepare to celebrate straight through to the New Year. Whatever your holiday traditions — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas — it's the...