Baseball fans reflect on national anthem following Povich Center-CDCE-Post poll

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, in collaboration with the university’s Center for Democracy and Civic Engagement and The Washington Post, conducted a national poll of 1,500 U.S. adults. The online poll released recently found that 84 percent of Americans support the national anthem being played or sung before professional sporting events in the United States.

Protesters rally against confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett

Over 10,000 people marched from Freedom Plaza, the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court buildings to speak out against President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett and his potential reelection.

Washington Bullpen podcast: “I had to stand up” – Politics and sports in the nation’s capital

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland — Ray Schoenke remembers driving through the night from Cleveland to Maryland to make it in time for the practice for Washington’s NFL team in the morning. It was 1966, and he had just been cut from the…

Girl sleeps in a land-locked boat to protest inaction on climate change

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Montgomery County high school student Jordan McAuliff, 17, slept on a boat hitched to the back of a trailer for four nights to protest inaction on climate change. The protest coincided with international climate activist Greta Thunberg’s call for a strike on December 6.

Maryland’s U.S. Senators critical of FBI Kavanaugh report

Maryland Democratic Senators Cardin and Van Hollen said they found the follow-up FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh incomplete. Senator Ben Cardin said the report raised more questions than it answered and Senator Chris Van Hollen criticized the FBI for failing to contact individuals who said they had important information to share.

Moments from #CancelKavanaugh

WASHINGTON – As the Senate prepared to vote on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, protesters marched in the nation’s capital Thursday to voice their anger over what they considered the injustice of a man accused of…

Middle school students step out to protest violence

In the month following the Parkland, Florida shooting there were 19 homicides in Baltimore. Middle school students at Hampstead Hill Academy organized a walkout to voice their opinions on the violence in their city and across the nation.

Women block State House entrance to protest Potomac Pipeline

Five women, saying they were mothers and grandmothers, joined together to block the main entrance to the Maryland State House on Wednesday. All were arrested but released without charges. The five say their protest was an effort to convince the Governor to block the Potomac pipeline project. A decision on the project was expected Thursday.

Annapolis rally calls on Governor to fully fund mental health, addiction aid

-Hundreds rallied on Lawyer’s Mall in front of the State House on Thursday to urge Governor Hogan to “keep the door open” for those suffering from mental and behavioral health challenges. The demonstrators say the General Assembly last year expanded a program to tackle the heroin and opioid addiction problem. But, they say, the Governor’s budget proposal fails to fully fund it.

Montgomery County students walk out of class, demand change in gun legislation

Hundreds of Montgomery County students joined with others from around the region in a rally in front of the White House on Wednesday. The students say they wanted to add their voice to the students from Douglas High School in calling for changes in the law to prevent massacres at schools like the one last week at the Parkland, Florida school that left 17 students and faculty members dead.

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