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Video's power, and limits, on display in Gray case, House sit-in

Nearly every day, it seems, presents fresh evidence of video's growing power to change our lives — and of the limits and caveats to that power as well. This week brought more vivid examples with the acquittal of Officer Caesar Goodson in the death of Freddie Gray and the dramatic sit-in protest...

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  • Book on Adnan Syed gets new publication date this summer

    Book on Adnan Syed gets new publication date this summer

    St. Martin's Press has moved the publication date of a book on Adnan Syed, the Baltimore man in prison for killing his former high school girlfriend, from September to Aug. 9 as a ruling is awaited on a new trial for Syed. The case surrounding the death of Hae Min Lee, a Woodlawn High School student...

  • National media lose interest, switch storylines in Freddie Gray case

    National media lose interest, switch storylines in Freddie Gray case

    The primary press storyline in the trials of the six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray shifted with the case of Caesar Goodson Jr. this week. It went from "Will Baltimore explode again without a conviction?" to "Will State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby ever be able to get one?" With...

  • Trump's 'misconstrued' claim an empty one thanks to Jake Tapper

    Trump's 'misconstrued' claim an empty one thanks to Jake Tapper

    After a year of owning the press, Donald Trump looks like he might be in serious media decline. It started last week with his attack-the-press conference May 31, and it keeps getting worse. Tuesday's statement that his words about the ethnic background of a judge were "misconstrued" isn't going...

  • As we condemn Trump, let's not forget Obama's sins against press

    As we condemn Trump, let's not forget Obama's sins against press

    As we righteously condemn Donald Trump for his attempts to intimidate the press, let's not forget the worse sins of the Obama administration. And let's not be hypocrites: What Obama did through the use of his attorney general, Eric Holder, was far worse. I would rather have someone announce that...

  • Adnan Syed up close yet impersonal in new TV special

    Adnan Syed up close yet impersonal in new TV special

    The narrative of the Adnan Syed case is so compelling that each time I write about it, I have to remind myself that a real Baltimore teenager was killed and her real family members continue to mourn. I repeated that process about halfway through a screening of the Investigation Discovery production...

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