If you wanted to understand why there is such gridlock in Congress and our national politics, all you had to do was watch the GOP members of this panel first try to get Cohen’s testimony shut down before it began on a procedural complaint. When that didn’t work, they went after Elijah Cummings.
Now that tempers have calmed and some time has passed since the contentious questioning and confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, it seems appropriate to explore ideas for preventing a repeat performance. A Supreme Court Law would resolve controversies before confirmation.
Empathy, defined by Webster, is the ability to identify and understand another’s situation, feelings and motives. Basically, empathy is putting yourself in someone else’s place. Sadly this all-important trait in dealing successfully with people seems to be sorely lacking today.
Confirming Brett Kavanaugh was the best outcome at the end of a hellish decision tree that left the country with no ideal option. Reasonable people may differ on that. But what seems more obvious: It's all going to get worse. Because everyone is taking the wrong lessons from the Kavanaugh debacle.
I was sexually assaulted — raped — in my early 20s. It's not something I've come to terms with (if one ever does) until recently. Being a man, it's a bit more difficult to reveal these things. Men are supposed to be strong. Victims are sissies.
Sexual assault is not merely a chance byproduct of an uninhibited, inebriated moment. Decades of research show that perpetrating sexual assault reflects a man’s beliefs about women at the time of the assault, regardless of whether alcohol is involved.
Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen took to the Senate floor on Saturday and read harrowing accounts of women who said the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had emboldened them to share their own stories.
Getting caught up in a TV hearing and typing a hashtag about it is not the same as putting your body on the line in a protest march to do the hard work of social change.We have come to believe too much in the power of media to change our lives without the risk and pain it takes to actually do that.
Sister Kathleen McNany's letter urged senators to vote against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a stance that angers several of her former students who says she never spoke up in the 1970s when her fellow teacher, John Merzbacher, was raping and abusing them at a South Baltimore Catholic school.
Comedian Amy Schumer was protesting the Supreme Court nomination of former White House staff secretary Brett Kavanaugh Thursday in Washington when she had a run-in with police, according to several reports, and it seems like the Towson alumna saw it coming.
Sister Kathleen McNany and 13 of her Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore sent a letter to all female U.S. senators this week asking them to vote against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
For women, it is hard to imagine a week more encouraging or more gut-wrenching — and yet I fear that we are in for more of the same as we await the final decision on whether Mr. Kavanaugh becomes the next justice of the United States Supreme Court and Mr. Cosby’s team pursues an appeal.
With regard to Mr. Lambros’ assertion that those opposed to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation cannot handle the truth – has he not noticed that President Trump seems to have very little appreciation for the truth?
The last-minute delay in Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, to allow for an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against him, may save the Senate Judiciary Committee from a rerun of the earlier Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill fiasco.
Montgomery County’s chief of police and the county state’s attorney said Friday they have not launched an investigation into sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — though they “remain prepared to investigate any allegation, should a victim come forward.”
Maryland's U.S. senators back a new FBI probe and question Brett Kavanaugh's impartiality after 'meltdown' before committee. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen said a full accounting is needed of Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegation.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is among four Republican governors calling on the U.S. Senate to delay a confirmation vote on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until there’s an independent investigation of whether he committed one or more sexual assaults while in high school.