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Dani Bostick

Washington Redskins: The Danger of Sexism in Sports

Dani Bostick | September 4, 2015 | Sports
There is controversy involving Washington Redskins organization again, and this time it does not involve head coach Jay Gruden or recently-demoted quarterback Robert Griffin III. Instead, the scandal involves sexism and sexual shaming.
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

Manipur on the Brink

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | September 4, 2015 | DC
The extreme scenario could be that the Indian government intervenes to redraw the Manipur State boundary to allow the Kukis, Nagas and Meiteis to govern themselves under separate administrations.
Dana Beyer

'History is Written By the Winners' -- But Who Gets to Dictate the Story of Trans History?

Dana Beyer | September 3, 2015 | Gay Voices
In the post-Jenner world, with multiple mainstream media outlets covering trans stories with increasing degrees of accuracy and respect, we are now faced with the question of who are the gatekeepers to that history. Who gets to tell the story which will become the accepted and acceptable narrative for the rest of the world?
Robert Naiman

Rep. Mike Quigley: A Better Deal Could Not Have Been Negotiated

Robert Naiman | September 1, 2015 | Politics
Quigley, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, just refuted two key claims of Republican opponents of the Iran deal: the claim that Obama could have gotten a better deal, and that if Congress were to blow up this deal, we could go back to the table and negotiate a different one.
Lawrence Wittner

Militarism Run Amok: Russians and Americans Get Their Kids Ready for War

Lawrence Wittner | September 1, 2015 | World
In Russia, thousands of government-funded clubs are producing what is called "military-patriotic education" for children. Accepting both boys and girls, these clubs teach them military exercises, some of which employ heavy military equipment.
Dana Beyer

A Psychiatrist Writing in The New York Times Forgets That First He Should "Do No Harm"

Dana Beyer | August 31, 2015 | Gay Voices
I need to highlight the issue that underlies this debate, and has fueled the decades of hostility towards trans women of all ages -- misogyny.
Linda DeMers Hummel

Dating DC Guy

Linda DeMers Hummel | August 31, 2015 | DC
I knew the Belvedere Hotel couldn't keep up with the Willard any more than Fort McHenry and the Lincoln Memorial should be allowed in the same sentence. When I attempted a little Baltimore aside about the Cone Sisters, he nodded quickly and moved on to the majesty of the National Gallery.
Hillary Clinton

To Restore Trust in Government, Slow Wall Street's Revolving Door

Hillary Clinton | August 31, 2015 | Politics
We need to make sure those who do the people's work in Washington are actually doing it -- not worrying about former or future bosses at the public's expense.
Patricia McGuire

Safety and Security: Not Just for College Students

Patricia McGuire | August 30, 2015 | College
Colleges and universities are soft targets for legislators; it doesn't take much moral courage for a Senator to beat up on a university that allows a predatory quarterback or arrogant frat boys to get away with horrible offenses against women. Shame on the university presidents who have looked the other way.
Amos Irwin

The People the Pot Laws Forgot

Amos Irwin | August 28, 2015 | Politics
In states where their once-illegal actions have become legal, people are still haunted by their records. Voters have legalized recreational marijuana through ballot initiatives in four states. But these initiatives do not affect the old marijuana convictions that burden 4 million Americans.
Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D.

'Live' Murders in Virginia Show Need for Greater Training of Journalists Before They Go 'On-Air'

Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D. | August 28, 2015 | Media
Joe Little of ABC Channel 10 News in San Diego had it right. He saw no need for media analysis when it came to Vester Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, who murdered two people and injured a third on air as his camera rolled. He quickly sent the footage to social media.
Margie Alt

Starting Today, Your Favorite River Is Better Protected

Margie Alt | August 28, 2015 | Green
We know that the Clean Water Rule is on solid legal ground and backed by more than 1,000 scientific studies showing how streams and wetlands are vital to the health of our rivers, lakes, and bays.
Jaye Watson

Roanoke: He Was Not One of Us

Jaye Watson | August 28, 2015 | Media
The live aspect of our business is just one of the many reasons that television news is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for the thin-skinned. And in the hours after we found out that Adam and Alison's killer was someone who had been a journalist, I had one thought -- he wasn't one of us.
Barrett Holmes Pitner

DC Non-Profit Combats Systemic Racism

Barrett Holmes Pitner | August 27, 2015 | Impact
Given that the vast majority of Bread for the City's clients are African American (or other people of color) in a city that's nearly fully half Caucasian, this assumption not only ignores broader patterns of racism -- it becomes part of the pattern itself.
Mark Linton

Obama's Katrina Response Helped Write a New Playbook for Feds and Cities

Mark Linton | August 27, 2015 | Politics
When Barack Obama took office, word went out to every federal agency about New Orleans: get creative and do whatever might be necessary to help the city recover. Unlike his predecessor, the president recognized that a new kind of federalism was required to help New Orleans come back.
Rudy López

Victory for Home-Care Workers

Rudy López | August 27, 2015 | Politics
All labor has dignity, especially when it enhances the well-being of the sick among us. Protecting the rights of home care workers is to defend the dignity of not only the worker, but the patient as well.
Abby Norman

I'm a 24-Year-Old Small-Town Journalist and I Don't Want To Die

Abby Norman | August 27, 2015 | Politics
I always thought as long as I'm not reporting in a war-torn country, as long as I stay out of metropolitan areas, I'm safe aren't I? If Alison Parker -- who is my age and doing the same work I'm doing -- could be gunned down in broad daylight, then why should I feel safe?
María Carla Sánchez

I Am an Anchor Baby

María Carla Sánchez | August 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
"No more anchor babies!" "We'll make the illegals build the wall!" "Repeal the 14th Amendment!" Whatever leads us to our next president, I fear there will be nothing inspirational, sublime, or hopeful about it. The hateful hounds are already loose, and they are very, very loud.
Abdul Malik Mujahid

Katrina: Where Faith and Interfaith Groups Picked Up as Federal Government Failed

Abdul Malik Mujahid | August 27, 2015 | Religion
The failure of the strongest government in the world was of historic proportions. But faith and interfaith communities made history. They were the first responders, if not the only help, for most people over the course of several weeks. After 10 years, their work with survivors continues.
Mike Hegedus

Why Your Press Pass Is No Longer Bullet Proof

Mike Hegedus | August 27, 2015 | Media
There was a time when we would spray paint the word 'PRESS' on the side of our vehicles in places of conflict so that the combatants would know exactly who and where we were. We used our press passes as both real and perceived badges of honor and safe passage. Now? Not so much.
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