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  • HBO stays on the case of intimate violence after others move on

    HBO stays on the case of intimate violence after others move on
    Where has all the media concern for victims of domestic violence gone? That's what I was thinking last week as I looked at TV lineups in vain for featured reports, stories or episodes of series about domestic abuse. And then I found the HBO documentary,...
  • Oct. 26 Letters: Rep. Rob Wittman

    Rep. Rob Wittman I take exception to the Oct. 22 letter in support of Norm Mosher. Rep. Rob Wittman voted for the Violence Against Women Act on three occasions in the 113th Congress and twice in the 112th Congress. He supports existing law, including...
  • Congress members demand 'transparency' from Roger Goodell in Ray Rice investigation

    Congress has spoken. Twelve members of the House of Representative Judiciary Committed issued a demand in a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, strongly requesting that the league exercise transparency regarding the Ray Rice domestic violence...
  • NFL partners with National Domestic Violence Hotline

    NFL partners with National Domestic Violence Hotline
    The NFL has teamed up with the National Domestic Violence Hotline to provide “much-needed resources” to the organization in order to help women who have been abused. A hotline spokesperson told ESPN.com that the commitment was a “...
  • Penn State: Sexual assaults down at University Park

    Penn State: Sexual assaults down at University Park
    While Penn State is dealing with several sexual assault allegations — on and off campus — from last weekend, a new report points to an overall decline in those incidents. The university released the 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety...
  • Biden unveils domestic violence grants in Rockville

    Biden unveils domestic violence grants in Rockville
    The U.S. Justice Department will award $2.3 million in grants to a dozen local governments across the country in an effort to reduce domestic violence homicides, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., announced Wednesday at an...
  • Put blame for domestic homicides where it belongs: on the killers

    Put blame for domestic homicides where it belongs: on the killers
    Those of us who appear regularly in the North Avenue courthouse, where Baltimore City's domestic violence cases are heard, were already aware of the "spike" in domestic violence homicides noted recently by The Sun. We knew that some of those women had...
  • Warren and Cruz: principled or polarizing?

    Who is the face of American liberalism? Who is the face of American conservatism? In Washington politics and on social media these days, the king and queen of "base" politics are two freshman U.S senators — Texas' Ted Cruz for conservatives and...
  • Obama to liberal activists: 'I need you'

    Obama to liberal activists: 'I need you'
    SAN JOSE – Avoiding the controversial issue of domestic spying, President Obama told a gathering of liberal activists Thursday that they may not always agree with him, but their shared work on causes such as the overhaul of the nation’s...
  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • Pass the Violence Against Women Act

    Pass the Violence Against Women Act
    The 1994 Violence Against Women Act has done tremendous good in stepping up prosecution of domestic violence, aiding victims and increasing awareness of a too-often silent threat to our society. But the act was allowed to lapse in 2011 amid partisan...