Despite resistance from conservatives in the U.S. Congress, a Washington, D.C., law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on their reproductive health care choices is now in effect. Read more
A D.C.-based coalition of organizations that oppose legal abortion has announced it will not obey the city’s Reproductive Health Anti-Discrimination Act (RHNDA). In a letter released yesterday, the groups called RHNDA “unprecedented and illegal” and said they “will continue to resist” the law. Read more
Over the weekend, Washington was slammed by a treacherous snowstorm that dumped two feet of snow in some areas.
Since I grew up in Ohio and went to college in Syracuse, N.Y., the snow didn't really bother me much. But for others here, the blizzard was a difficult experience. Read more
When I picked up my Washington Post at the breakfast table this morning, the first thing I saw was a blaring headline reading, "Catholic Church gives D.C. ultimatum." All I could think was, "This ought to be good." Read more
A public school in Washington state has decided to stop school volunteers from proselytizing while on campus.
It's an overdue policy -- and the subject of one of my blogs from months ago. We'd like to commend officials at the Marysville School District for responding to complaints from concerned parents and taking this step in the right direction. Read more
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Today is the first Monday in October—the day when the U.S. Supreme Court is back in session for a new term. Read more