| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:26 AM
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...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:40 PM
For the second time in less than six months, just three House Republicans signed their names to gay rights legislation. And one of them is again Lehigh Valley Rep. Charlie Dent.
Dent added his name Thursday to a bill making it illegal to discriminate...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 9:20 AM
WASHINGTON -- America's most interesting development since November is the Republican Party becoming more interesting. Consider the congressman from Grand Rapids, Mich., who occupies the seat once held by Gerald Ford, embodiment of vanilla Republicanism....
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Victim's Services Inc. and the Somerset County District Attorney's office have provided Somerset Hospital with equipment purchased through the Violence Against Women Act.
The equipment — consisting of a camera, a Wood's lamp and a carrying bag...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 12:23 PM
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...
| Mar 17, 2013
March is Women’s History Month, a time we usually celebrate or honor a specific woman in history. This year, I would like to do something different. I would like to focus on domestic violence, an issue that has received a lot of attention in...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:07 AM
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...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:14 PM
Kudos to Rep. Kristi Noem and Sen. John Thune for opposing the Violence Against Women Act. Make no mistake: Decent people are outraged at the abuse of women, but VAWA is more about building feminist power structures than about protecting vulnerable women....
| Mar 4, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Andy Harris, the only Maryland Republican serving in Congress, voted against reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act last week, but he didn't call and tell me that.
Word of Harris' vote came from the Democratic Party — specifically, a...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Congress was correct when it voted on Thursday to reauthorize and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act.
House Republicans had tried to limit the bill before last November's election because the law extends domestic violence protections to gays,...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 8:41 AM
It suddenly hit me this week: I don't live in the real world. I live in Washington, D.C.
In the real world, nobody would argue about renewing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It's a no-brainer. Violence against women, all women, is wrong. Only...