It's no surprise that at age 77 Bernie Sanders is trying again in 2020. But a significant difference this time around is that he will not be alone peddling his message of "revolution" and moving the party further toward liberal or progressive positions.
It’s not too early to think about how the 2020 campaign can be a better one than the one we had in 2016. Toward that end, it would be useful to form a basic threshold of decency and legitimacy for anyone running in 2020 and to ask all candidates, including President Trump, to adhere to it.
With Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous running on a campaign platform well to the left of center, some prominent Democrats are keeping a conspicuous distance. Some are even embracing the re-election campaign of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand came to Baltimore to stump for Democratic candidate for governor Ben Jealous. Gillibrand joins other national Democratic figures, including former Vice President Joe Biden and senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in supporting Jealous.
If we are serious about trying to change society away from the oppression of patriarchy, now is the time for all good and intellectually honest media workers to hold their nerve, stay focused and not start making excuses and applying double standards when they see someone they had admired go down.
Retiring City Councilwoman Helen Holton sees "passion and compassion" in Kristerfer Burnett, and she believes he is the best person to represent the West Baltimore communities she has served for the last 20 years.
Reginald "Reggie" Fugett — brother-in-law of Orioles center fielder Adam Jones and son of former Redskins tight end Jean Fugett Jr. — is jumping in the crowded City Council race to serve West Baltimore.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2015 directing agencies to allow federal workers to take six weeks of paid leave to care for a newborn child and urged states and cities to follow suit. Progress has been slow, but momentum is building.
The Summer Meals Act, H.R. 1728, is a straightforward proposal that would support millions of American children in getting access to affordable, nutritious food over the summer months. Legislative action is needed now in order to prepare students, sponsors and state administrators for the summer of 2016.
If a tax-credit for stay at home parents, say one third of wage replacement, was added to a Democratic paid-parental leave bill, maybe this enlarged policy would pass because it recognizes different family values.
Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unveiled new initiatives Thursday to battle rape and other sexual assaults within the U.S. military after the Pentagon released a report showing an 8% increase in reported incidents over the past year.
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that President Obama was "shocked" by the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his then fiancee and a Democratic senator called the National Football League's handling of the situation "outrageous."
The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy increased slightly last year while reports fell at the other service academies, according to an assessment to be released by the Pentagon on Friday.
Hours after Congress passed a range of proposals to combat sexual assaults in the armed forces, President Barack Obama ordered military leaders on Friday to conduct a yearlong review of their progress in eliminating rape from the ranks — and threatened further changes if he is not satisfied.
Congress was poised late Thursday to pass new legal protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but victims and their advocates already were looking ahead to what they see as the larger battle: The contentious campaign to overhaul the military justice system.