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  • Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies

    Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, died on Monday at age 80, his...
  • Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident

    Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident
    Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media...
  • Former Vermont Senator James Jeffords dies at 80

    Former Vermont Senator James Jeffords dies at 80
    James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, has died at age 80, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy...
  • The city's problem isn't guns, it's gangs [Letter]

    The city's problem isn't guns, it's gangs [Letter]
    While I agree with letter writer Pat Ranney that Baltimore has a serious gun violence problem, she is incorrectly placing blame on an inanimate object. Guns don't pull the trigger, people do ("Baltimore's violence won't end until we stand up to the gun...
  • A victory for public safety [Editorial]

    A victory for public safety  [Editorial]
    U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake's decision Tuesday upholding Maryland's ban on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines almost certainly won't be the last word on the subject. The gun advocates who sued to overturn the ban won't be...
  • Baltimore's violence won't end until we stand up to the gun lobby [Letter]

    Baltimore's violence won't end until we stand up to the gun lobby [Letter]
    Thank you to Raymond Daniel Burke for his article about the tragic shooting of McKenzie Elliott, a 3 year old in the way of a stray bullet ("Apathetic no more," Aug. 5). Until and unless we have public servants with a backbone to the gun lobby, nothing...
  • Application fee for U.S. citizenship is unaffordable

    Application fee for U.S. citizenship is unaffordable
    With just a few legislative days left for the 113th Congress before the November elections, it is clear that House Republicans will ignore the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the Senate last year. Even when the business, labor,...
  • 'Energized' Malloy Defends Record, Raps Foley

    'Energized' Malloy Defends Record, Raps Foley
    HARTFORD — A fired-up Gov. Dannel P. Malloy kicked off his re-election campaign Wednesday night with a passionate defense of his record and a bracing critique of his rival, Republican Tom Foley. Speaking to his fellow Democrats at the party's...
  • In 'Bizarro World,' gun laws actually make sense

    Last week, I woke up in Bizzaro World. I'm sure the good folks of Boston, or just about anyone who has ever visited Beantown, would dispute that characterization. But, I was in town for a National Association of Black Journalists convention, and the...
  • Are abortion rights equal to gun rights? Yes, says a federal judge

    Last week, a federal court judge in Alabama produced a ruling that should bring joy to anyone alarmed by how Republican legislatures have been trying to regulate abortion clinics out of existence. They know they can't make abortion illegal, so they have...
  • Build on the Brady law [Letter]

    Build on the Brady law [Letter]
    Former presidential press secretary James Brady responded to personal tragedy by becoming a tenacious advocate for common-sense gun laws aimed at preventing dangerous people from having easy access to guns ("Victim became symbol of fight for gun control,"...