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There’s a 39-year-old grandmother in Iraq who is waging her own war against ISIS. Her and her small militia capture ISIS soldiers. Her name is Wahida Mohamed Al-Jumaily. Yes, she scares me a little. But when I read her story, I was most impressed with her courage to buck cultural norms to preserve justice and protect those around her.There are women around the world who are working together to change it for the better. I’d like to count myself among them. Here are a few...
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  2012 meeting of the electoral college by Tom Nappi at State House, Annapolis, Maryland   Which of the Kübler-Ross Five Stages of Grief are you up to? If you’re still hoping that the Electoral College might elect Hillary Clinton the 45th President of the United States of America this coming Monday, you are probably still in the first: Denial.  Since the dark morning of November 9, many have been looking to the Electoral College vote — which actually determines the presidency — as the last remaining hurdle standing between...
Long gone are the days of bipartisan support for important funding measures that impact the country as whole, like in 1970 when Nixon, yes, Nixon, passed the Title X Program. Under the Public Health Services Act, Title X meant to aid low-income and uninsured people gain access to family planning and health services. This included but was not limited to abortions. Planned Parenthood, which emerged as the leader of these services, also provided breast and cervical cancer screenings, pregnancy and fertility aid, and STD tests...
The war-torn city of Aleppo has been facing violence and destruction for nearly six years, but this week things took an extreme turn when pro-government troops executed over 80 innocent civilians. Thousands of citizens are still trapped in the city – either in collapsed buildings and under rubble, or by government forces. Now, Syrian rebels are reporting that women are taking their own lives in order to avoid being sexually abused by troops. Abdullah Othman, the head of one of Aleppo’s largest rebel groups said Wednesday...