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Republicans aren’t just making it harder to vote. They’re going after election officials, too.

Local election officials are the lifeblood of our voting system. They deserve better.
  • 21 hours ago

Mother’s Day is guilt wrapped as a gift

Mother's Day makes me uncomfortable.

America is suffering a shortage of people willing to work

Let’s get vaccinated and back to work

Behind the April jobs report: Is there a shortage of jobs or a shortage of workers?

Debate has been raging about whether there are too few workers willing to accept the jobs on offer.

Waiving intellectual property rights is popular policy. It won’t get more vaccines into arms.

To expand global vaccine access, focus on the manufacturing supply chain.

When it comes to Biden’s child-care provisions, the GOP actually has a point

Not all parents want to work outside the home. Republicans have actually given Democrats a chance to rethink the status quo.

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.
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On the brink of ‘permitless carry’ legislation, Texas is abandoning common sense on guns

A decades-long clash between personal liberty and public safety came to a head this week.
  • 2 days ago

As a CEO, I worry about the erosion of office culture with more remote work

Once offices reopen, workers who choose to work from home will be less in the loop, less useful as mentors and colleagues, and probably less valuable to their employers.
  • 3 days ago

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.
  • 3 days ago

The Pentagon must prepare for a much bigger theater of war

America’s power lies in prevention.
  • 4 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.
  • 4 days ago

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.
  • 4 days ago
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Colombia is fraying under the pressure of covid. Its neighbors could be next.

Even the most stable Latin American countries have been rocked by covid-19.

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.
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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.
  • 5 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.
  • 6 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.
  • 6 days ago

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.
  • Apr 30
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