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Police brutality in Rio keeps terrorizing citizens

At least 28 people were killed in a favela in one of the bloodiest police operations in Rio de Janeiro’s history.

Meet Kevin McCarthy, political hollow man

With his fealty to Trump, the House minority leader shows himself willing to sacrifice character, country and dignity for personal gain.
Guest Opinion

Biden should embrace a carbon tax

Putting a price on carbon would advance America’s leadership role in the world.
  • Oct 28, 2020

Biden officials are playing down the risk of inflation. Don’t believe them.

The signs of looming inflation are all around us.

Cheney was more loyal to Trump’s agenda than Stefanik was. But Trump only cares about loyalty to him.

It's Stefanik, not Cheney, who is out of sync with the majority of the Republican conference.

The decline and fall of Elise Stefanik

Stefanik is the new poster child for GOP thralldom to Trump.

How do Trump’s perpetrators and bystanders stay silent?

They’ll stop at nothing to protect and defend the one in whom they place faith above all else, except God, and of that I’m not too sure.

What does ‘America’ mean? America’s biggest pop culture franchise doesn’t know.

It's gotten harder for America to stack up to superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and to massive corporations in the real world.

Should you say the n-word? No, especially if you’re not Black.

I just wish folks, especially White folks, would have the good sense to stop saying it under any circumstances.
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Close this FEC loophole that killed the case over Trump’s payment to Stormy Daniels

Republicans' actions will in all likelihood prevent any court from reviewing the issue. Surely that's not what Congress intended.
  • 1 day ago

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.
  • 3 days ago

Readers respond: Community college saved these lives, too

Nurses, doctors, professors and more share personal stories of how their lives were transformed by community college.
  • 3 days ago

2019 was the safest year for women to give birth globally. Then, the pandemic hit.

Lawmakers must do all they can to regain progress on maternal death rates.
  • 3 days ago

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.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 days ago
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The Rutgers law student shouldn’t have used the N-word. But we can learn from the controversy.

This would be better used as a moment to teach than to enact speech codes.

In Texas, Arizona and Washington D.C., the GOP advances its election lie

The GOP’s campaign to curb democracy continues.

Corporations should think twice before sponsoring the ‘Genocide Olympics’

The XXIV Winter Games in Beijing, “The Genocide Olympics,” is bad branding.

Biden’s foreign policy has been admirably illusion-free — but it must retain its ambitions

This president has a firm grasp of what the U.S. can accomplish abroad. He should take more advantage of that.
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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.
  • 6 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.
  • May 3

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.
  • May 3

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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