Trying to Make Sense of Our Democracy

Affordable Housing, It’s Alive! (Sort Of)

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3 hours ago

In Baltimore City this week, something is rising up for the first time in 11 years. What is this timely zombie? Why it's the Housing...

Oppression Watch

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3 hours ago

Welcome to Who Has it Rough?: Asia Edition! Vying for this week's prize, we have groups in Burma, China, and Iraq, who are currently...

Get Out the Vote(rs)!

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3 hours ago

If you live in a democracy like we do, you have this amazing privilege. You can vote. True, some folks  show little interest...

And the Crowd Goes Mild…

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2 days ago

As midterm-fever rips across the United States, President Obama hit the campaign trail to rally voters in the upcoming Maryland...

Left Breathless

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2 days ago

Perhaps no other sporting event can boast the unique elegance of the marathon. A sacred test of endurance, physical grace; who wouldn't...

iFreeze Eggs

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7 days ago

Women of Silicon Valley will soon be receiving a new perk. Two giants of technology, Apple and Facebook, will soon start covering for...

Celebrate What?

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1 week ago

In the face of discrimination, the ethnic group rallied around its most famous historic member, indirectly prompting the creation of...

One Crisis Down… 3,190,823 To Go…

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1 week ago

The recent crisis of immigrant children flooding across the US might have ebbed a bit... but there are many more border crises available...

Midterm Malaise

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1 week ago

Believe it or not, there's a national election coming up in a few weeks. Don't worry, if you haven't been tuned in to the race so...

The Secret Service Setbacks

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2 weeks ago

It's not a secret that the Secret Service is in the dumps. Last week the Director resigned, leaving us thinking - what's next for...

Mum on Marriage

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2 weeks ago

The Supreme Court took a new approach to same-sex marriage Monday It shut up.  The nation's highest authority for determining the meaning...

Ooops, John Oliver!

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2 weeks ago

A few weeks ago, the HBO program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (which is an excellent comedy/news/investigative journalism show that...

A Sober Way to Talk About Beer

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2 weeks ago

It's Oktoberfest! You know what that means... Lots of Beer! Beer! Beer!...  Often called in laymen terms “the German St. Patrick’s...

From Bad to MERS

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2 weeks ago

If you've turned on almost any news source, chances are you've gotten an earful and a half about the death of Thomas Duncan--the first...

Fall in Ferguson

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2 weeks ago

The weather may be cooling, but the situation in Ferguson is still at the boiling point.  Between continuing arrests, a police chief...