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  • Confederate monuments represent more than racial divide

    Confederate monuments represent more than racial divide

    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s removal of all Confederate monuments within the city — and Councilman Brandon Scott’s call for their destruction — are emotionally-charged reactions to the events in Charlottesville and without founding. Yes, those events were terrible and unnecessary. One person...

  • Witcover: Two parties and a president, all at sea

    Witcover: Two parties and a president, all at sea

    The latest breakdown in American law and order, seen in the Charlottesville, Va., street violence, parallels a broader political breakdown in the country. The two major parties are simultaneously struggling to restore their traditional roles in our democratic system under an outsider president...

  • Hogan and Taney

    Hogan and Taney

    Mayor Catherine Pugh is getting heaped with praise for her swift action in removing Confederate statues from Baltimore in the middle of the night, including one of Roger B. Taney, the Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the Dred Scott decision, which, in effect, rendered blacks as sub-human in...

  • Goldberg: Alt-right's despicability doesn't make 'antifa' the good guys

    Goldberg: Alt-right's despicability doesn't make 'antifa' the good guys

    Fighting Nazis is a good thing, but fighting Nazis doesn't necessarily make you or your cause good. By my lights this is simply an obvious fact. The greatest Nazi-killer of the 20th century was Josef Stalin. He also killed millions of his own people and terrorized, oppressed, enslaved or brutalized...

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  • Stanley Black & Decker expands in Towson with makerspace

    Stanley Black & Decker expands in Towson with makerspace

    In a sprawling workshop near Stanley Black & Decker’s Towson campus, employees are being invited to try out a vast array of hand tools, power tools and equipment used for welding, 3-D printing and other jobs. The company’s new makerspace is available to all its employees, whether they work in product...

  • Target refreshes brands to stay chic and relevant, phasing out Merona and Mossimo

    Target refreshes brands to stay chic and relevant, phasing out Merona and Mossimo

    When clothing brands such as Merona and Mossimo helped propel Target Corp. to new heights in the 1990s and early 2000s, an H&M was not in every mall. Online subscription services such as Stitch Fix were not yet on the horizon. Amazon sold mostly books. And department stores and shopping malls were...

  • Spending is up for back-to-school purchases

    Spending is up for back-to-school purchases

    Lured by mid-August sales and a break on the state’s sales tax, Mimi Fissiha chose to take her children shopping for school clothes and supplies this week. “It only happens once a year, so we’re taking advantage of it,” said Fissiha’s daughter, Saron Abera, a 16-year-old rising senior at Eastern...

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  • 'Game of Thrones' episode 6 recap: 'Now I know'

    'Game of Thrones' episode 6 recap: 'Now I know'

    Jon and his ill-fated search party make their way beyond the wall toward the great unknown. Tormund Giantsbane muses about how to survive in the wild tundra, his former domain, and tells Jon not to make the mistakes the former King Beyond The Wall Mance Rayder made because of his pride. Jon also...

  • Fictional characters you might not know are from Baltimore

    Fictional characters you might not know are from Baltimore

    Admit it -- it's a small thrill to pick up a book or settle into your movie seat and realize that a character that sprang entirely from an author's imagination -- an enigmatic underling or even the leading lady -- hails from Smalltimore or at the very least, Maryland. We've started a list of fictitious...

  • 'Color-conscious' ArtsCentric enlivens Baltimore's theater scene

    'Color-conscious' ArtsCentric enlivens Baltimore's theater scene

    North Avenue received an extra jolt last year when the theater troupe ArtsCentric started to make its home base in the already humming arts hub Motor House and delivered a big, buoyant production of “Dreamgirls.” The dynamic beat from ArtsCentric, a self-described “color-conscious” company that...

  • Torch-lit Charlottesville images, Vice News report ignited moral fire

    Zurawik: Torch-lit Charlottesville images, Vice News report ignited moral fire

    It’s been almost a week since the torch-lit white supremacists rally at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, but the images of those Tiki flames illuminating hate-filled, white faces are still very much with me.

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  • Trump's support hasn't collapsed, but he's increasingly alone

    Trump's support hasn't collapsed, but he's increasingly alone

    In the annals of the modern presidency, few chief executives have been as alone as President Trump appears now — shunned by major business leaders, at odds with his party’s congressional leadership and deeply estranged from more than half the nation. Polls taken in the past week, since Trump made...

  • Bannon's departure is unlikely to calm the turmoil in Trump's White House

    Bannon's departure is unlikely to calm the turmoil in Trump's White House

    President Donald Trump's most unconventional senior adviser, Stephen Bannon, may have left the White House, but the political turbulence that has characterized the first seven months of Trump's presidency doesn't appear to be going anywhere. The tenure and departure of Bannon, the president's chief...

  • Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club loses its ninth big charity event this week

    Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club loses its ninth big charity event this week

    Another Palm Beach, Florida, charity announced Saturday that it was canceling plans to hold a gala at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club — the ninth to cancel a big-ticket charity event at the club this week. The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, a charity focused on the ritzy island's...

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  • Maryland Democrats request details on Jared Kushner apartment holdings in state

    Maryland Democrats request details on Jared Kushner apartment holdings in state

    Congressional Democrats from Maryland are asking for thousands of pages of documents to review the business practices of the apartment rental company owned by Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to President Donald Trump. In a letter Friday, Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Reps....

  • Baltimore day care remains closed following death of 8-month-old

    Baltimore day care remains closed following death of 8-month-old

    Following the death of an infant in May, the Rocket Tiers Learning Center in Baltimore remains under emergency suspension as the Maryland State Department of Education investigates whether the facility is safe for children. The center had appealed the suspension, but it was recently upheld after...

  • Baltimore to pay $3.9 million to help clean up pollution from dump site

    Baltimore to pay $3.9 million to help clean up pollution from dump site

    Baltimore officials agreed this week to pay $3.9 million to help clean up hazardous pollution from a dump site in East Baltimore. The Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Catherine Pugh, voted Wednesday to enter into a consent decree with the federal government and state of Maryland...

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