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Karen Houppert

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Karen Houppert

Karen Houppert is a Baltimore-based freelance journalist. Her book on indigent defense will be published by the New Press in March 2013 to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright.


News and Features

Military recruiters are targeting the nation's high schools and junior highs, seeking an early harvest of soldiers-to-be. Is your child next?

Antiwar activists cultivate military allies.

A report from the antiwar movement's St. Louis summit.

Opposition to the war among military families is bubbling beneath the surface.

Right-wing foundation seeks eligible young women for meaningful,
long-term relationship.

With the "family cap," the state says to welfare moms: no more babies!

According to the 1996 welfare law, Gail Aska was a model recipient.


Domestic violence cases are notoriously difficult to prosecute. But every once in a while, prosecutors get handed the tools for a...
Why is it that when a man leaves his wife and she retains custody of the kids we say, simply, "he is divorced?" Yet when a woman...
When it comes to this whole scandal regarding graft in US military contracts, I like to muse over the strange mea culpa put forward by...
I live in Baltimore, Maryland. At the moment, that is slightly more dangerous than being an American soldier in Afghanistan. In Afganhistan...
Yesterday was one of those days when, having read the paper you are quite certain it is full of misprints and mistakes--either that or you'...
Virginia Tech's commencement exercises took place this week. Columnists across the country weighed in to consider the impact of last month'...
My 10-year-old son is triumphant because he thinks he has me in a bind. He knows, from frequent dinnertime conversations, that I'm keen on...