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A southern offensive opens in the Ukraine war

The country's military is seeking to regain territory along the Black Sea coast.

Garland has a political duty to explain the circus perpetrated at Mar-a-Lago

Try to imagine a justification for this flamboyant exercise of – what? law enforcement?

Merrick Garland is no cowboy

The portrayal of Garland as the great politicizer is a smear of a man who has devoted his career to ensuring the opposite.

The CDC’s updated covid school guidance is ushering in a new normal

The decision to ease precautions for schools is the right call at this point in the pandemic.

Garland is no gambler. My bet is he’s acting on more than a hunch.

A benign violation of the Presidential Records Act would not justify the search. But if legally damaging material is found, that’s another story.

Withholding documents is the wrong Trump case for the DOJ to jump on

Pursuing minor charges against Joe Biden’s possible challenger in the next election could undermine more serious investigations.
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Gay men can fight monkeypox ourselves — by changing how we have sex

We must do this as an act of empowerment to protect ourselves.
  • 2 days ago

The critics are wrong. School lockdown drills can help save lives.

Done right, such drills can help prepare schools without traumatizing students.
  • 4 days ago

Of course the Supreme Court needs to use history. The question is how.

History, practiced properly, can supply objectivity, giving the justices a basis for deciding beyond their personal views and the controversies of the day.
  • 5 days ago

Drug companies are warning that pricing reform spells doom. Don’t fall for it.

Giving Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices is a step in the right direction.
  • 5 days ago

We’re making the same mistake with monkeypox that we made with HIV/AIDS

The messaging could lead to people outside the gay community letting their guard down.
  • 5 days ago

Chinese ambassador: Why China objects to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

These are extremely irresponsible, provocative and dangerous moves.
  • Aug 4
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Back to school: With experience and vaccines, it can be back to normal

It should be possible to give students a lot of in-person instruction this school year, but it is vital that the lessons of the pandemic be fully absorbed.

Republicans’ response to the Mar-a-Lago search is disturbing and dangerous

This rhetoric is disturbing and dangerous — not to mention also hypocritical.

The Mormon Church must do more to protect children from sexual abuse

An expose by the Associated Press sheds light on the Mormon Church's failure to report the sexual abuse of children in some instances.

Maryland’s best traffic-relief hope is twisting in the wind

Gov. Larry Hogan's traffic-relief toll road proposal offers the only plausible way of ensuring that traffic in Maryland's D.C. suburbs does not get much worse as new residents and jobs pour in to the area.
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Montgomery can do more than spout platitudes on climate and walkability

In proudly progressive Montgomery County, the property rights of billionaires appear to supersede the rights of thousands of residents to walk safely.
  • Aug 5

D.C. has a new law to help student victims of sexual assault

It also shines a light on the unique responsibility and critical role schools have in making sure the system works optimally for young crime victims.
  • Aug 5

Gov. Youngkin dashed hopes by reneging on his second-chance promise

We know prison isn’t intended to be easy, but the governor’s actions involved a cruelty that no one should have to endure.
  • Aug 5

The Virginia GOP is eroding Democrats’ hold on Latino voters

In Virginia, fast-growing Latino populations have flexed their muscle in local and statewide elections in the past 20 years.
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The Midwest mayor fighting gun violence and defending abortion

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