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  • Female senators urge Goodell to adopt zero-tolerance domestic violence policy

    Female senators urge Goodell to adopt zero-tolerance domestic violence policy
    Sixteen female senators have sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell requesting that the NFL adopt a zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence. Goodell recently instituted a policy with a six-game suspension for first-time domestic...
  • Domestic violence deserves attention year round [Commentary]

    Domestic violence deserves attention year round [Commentary]
    While most of us were sitting safely in our homes or offices this week watching the news and social media coverage of the announcements by the Ravens and the NFL, hundreds of women in Maryland were walking into courthouses, domestic violence advocates'...
  • 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...
  • Obama: 'Hitting a woman is not something a real man does'

    After news broke Monday that the Baltimore Ravens had terminated the contract of Ray Rice after a video surfaced of him hitting his then-finance, Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke to President Barack Obama about the case. "The president is the father of...
  • If not Hillary, how about Joe? [Commentary]

    If not Hillary, how about Joe? [Commentary]
    What if Hillary Clinton doesn't seek the presidency in 2016? Waiting patiently and noncommittally in the wings is Vice President Joe Biden. He might well be reluctant to take her on, considering the powerhouse she has become, with an army of...
  • If Hillary doesn't run, why not Joe?

    WASHINGTON --That Hillary Clinton will seek the presidency in 2016 is now widely taken as a given. Certainly she has given every sign of it, short of saying "Yes." But what if she doesn't? Waiting patiently and noncommittally in the wings is Vice...
  • 2 Washington state Congress members lecture tech giants on gender equality

    WASHINGTON Congress is hardly a bastion of diversity. The Senate is 93 percent white. The Republicans in the House don't have a single African-American or Asian-American member. And men in both chambers outnumber women 4 to 1. So what were Sen. Maria...
  • Want to help protect women worldwide? Apparently, Congress doesn't.

    Recently, two girls, aged 14 and 15, were gang-raped in the poverty-stricken Uttar Pradesh state of India. They were later found dead, hanging from the branches of a mango tree. In Pakistan late last month, family members of a pregnant woman beat her to...
  • George Will's head-in-the-sand take on college sexual assault

    On a summer evening in 1984, conservative columnist George Will attended a Bruce Springsteen concert, where he heard “Born in the U.S.A.,” Springsteen’s scathing critique of the Vietnam War. Will, who stuffed his ears with cotton balls...
  • Congress should stand up for the world's women

    Bravo to The Times editorial board for speaking truth to power on violence against women globally. It's nothing short of inexcusable that Congress has yet to pass the International Violence Against Women Act. ("Want to help protect women worldwide?...
  • New guidelines to battle sexual assault at colleges

    Responding to complaints that universities have fallen short in policing sexual assaults on their campuses, the White House announced a series of measures Tuesday intended to pressure college officials to step up efforts. The Obama administration...