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Community college saved these lives, too

Nurses, doctors, professors and more share personal stories of how their lives were transformed by community college.
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I’m missing my mother on the holiday she hated

My mother disdained Mother's Day as a commercialized, invented celebration — but I think also because it tried to pigeonhole her as a mother, not herself.
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What my 80 years have taught me

There is plenty worth noticing and trying in the finishing sprint.

Congress is finally investigating the lab accident covid-19 origin theory

Democrats are conspicuous by their absence.

The baby bust won’t end without government action

A host of factors — including financial insecurity and inhospitableness to working parents — suggest low birthrates will continue.

The wizards of Armageddon may be back

China’s accelerating nuclear program vexes American analysts.

The pandemic has led to innovation. It’s a reason for optimism.

The covid catastrophe could prompt long-delayed reforms.

Elise Stefanik could be just what the GOP needs

Despite some misgivings from movement conservatives, she could add much to GOP leadership.

Quiz: Are you still welcome in today’s GOP?

This is not a party for people to take courageous moral stands!
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We need to rethink mental health care — and the assumptions we have about what support means

It's not enough to learn not to call in police for mental-health crises they're not trained for. We need a model that rejects carceral thinking altogether.
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The Pentagon must prepare for a much bigger theater of war

America’s power lies in prevention.
  • 3 days ago

Liz Cheney: The GOP is at a turning point. History is watching us.

Republicans must decide whether we are going to choose truth and fidelity to the Constitution.
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The Trump vs. Cheney fight here in Wyoming is a battle for the soul of the Republican Party

The former president and his loyalists are going all-out against Liz Cheney, but her ouster in the 2022 GOP primary is by no means assured.
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Police killings of Black people are ‘Groundhog Day’ in America. It’s no surprise that more than one artist noticed.

The idea for my Oscar-winning film comes out of my own trauma. But, unfortunately, it's a trauma widely shared.
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Americans will increasingly have to make their own judgments about covid-19 risks

Here is some guidance to help make those decisions.
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We need a solution to get White’s Ferry running again

A joint study by Montgomery and Loudoun counties is a step in the right direction.

If the nationwide eviction freeze is thrown out, renters will be on their own

A federal judge’s ruling could open a window for a wave of evictions this month.

The ominous lessons Putin is learning from Xi Jinping

An independent website is threatened by a “foreign agent” label.

Ron DeSantis wants to deny 800,000 Floridians representation for nine months

The governor’s decision to delay a special election reveals his disdain for democracy.
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Maryland is leading the way in election reform

Giving voters more opportunities to vote leads to a more vibrant participatory democracy, not to rampant vote fraud.
  • 4 days ago

Maryland Democrats have lost their moral standing on education

They have spent the past year standing on the side of the greatest educational injustice of our lifetime.
  • 5 days ago

Maryland needs a woman in Congress

I’m beginning to think that despite being a progressive, overwhelmingly Democratic state, we have an addiction to male leaders.
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How Maryland can help make affordable rental housing more accessible in Baltimore

Public officials want to create profit-making opportunities for insurance companies as a solution to Baltimore’s housing crisis. There’s a better way.
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