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Department of Homeland Security Receives Funding for One Week On Friday, Congress agreed to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for a brief week after grueling negotiations and disputes between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The controversy emerged when congressional leaders began to eliminate protections for undocumented immigrants [...]

When Someone Calls You A Feminist…

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On the night of February 25, Shriver Auditorium was uncharacteristically filled to capacity. The crowd, mostly women and of all ages, waited with bated breath. Gloria Steinem’s train was running late, but nobody made a move to leave or even expressed a hint of impatience. When she finally entered, it was to raucous ovation; many [...]

Across the Durand Line

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In the wake of the deadly terrorist attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School on December 16, local authorities in Northern Pakistan have embarked on an intensive repatriation program aimed at returning Afghan refugees to their war-torn homes on the other side of the Durand line. The attack that was carried out by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan [...]

Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform?

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Late last month, an unlikely pair of partners announced the creation of the Coalition for Public Safety, a new group dedicated to criminal justice reform. Koch Industries, headed by the conservative Koch Brothers, has joined forces with the Center for American Progress (CAP), a left-leaning D.C. think tank, to push bipartisan measures for reforming the [...]

Ending Prohibition: It’s Time to Legalize Marijuana in Maryland

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Last year, under then-Governor Martin O’Malley, the state of Maryland decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. This move seems to be in sync with national legalization trends, as more states and municipalities take steps toward legalizing the drug for both medical and recreational use. But Maryland isn’t quite finished with its marijuana conversation. [...]

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