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  • Congress set to pass historically few laws in 2013

    Congress set to pass historically few laws in 2013
    WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress looks to be a sure bet to go down as the most ineffective in history. Just 56 bills were signed into law so far in 2013, as the first session prepared to wrap up. For the first time in recent memory, the number of new...
  • Campus sexual assault in the shadows

    Campus sexual assault in the shadows
    In the days after Megan Chuhran was sexually assaulted in a Kalamazoo College dorm room, she felt like she was torn between two terrible options: let the traumatic experience go, or endure months of interviews, hearings and investigations from professors,...
  • Ted Cruz is no Barack Obama [Blowback]

    Ted Cruz is no Barack Obama [Blowback]
    Dismissing comparisons of tea party Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to the infamous Joe McCarthy, Jonah Goldberg suggests in his column Tuesday that Cruz instead "might be the conservative Barack Obama." Goldberg then requests that readers "bear with me." Those...
  • Biden insults Republicans -- and Neanderthals

    Biden insults Republicans -- and Neanderthals
    The always quotable Vice President Joe Biden took a shot at House Republicans the other day, referring to them as “this Neanderthal crowd” for having resisted speedy reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. His crack certainly...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dent one of three House GOP lawmakers to support Employment Non-Discrimination Act

    Dent one of three House GOP lawmakers to support Employment Non-Discrimination Act
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dent to vote 'no' on House GOP VAWA bill, 'yes' to Senate Dem version

    Dent to vote 'no' on House GOP VAWA bill, 'yes' to Senate Dem version
    U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent plans to buck fellow Republicans and vote against their scaled back version of the Violence Against Women Act Thursday. But he will support a Senate-passed version that includes protections for gay, lesbian and transgender...
  • 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...