Female Trouble podcast: TT The Artist, rapper (episode 1)

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Benghazi's final bell

The 800-page report released Tuesday by the House Select Committee on Benghazi is a remarkable document in at least one sense — rarely have Congressional investigators worked so long and so hard to justify their efforts with so little success. The most salient conclusion of the report, that the...

  • Search first, justify later

    The Supreme Court threw out more than a half century of precedent this week when it ruled that evidence gathered after an illegal stop can be used in criminal prosecutions if the person searched has an outstanding warrant. In a 5-3 ruling, the justices substantially weakened the longstanding exclusionary...

  • No fly, no buy

    No fly, no buy

    The Senate's recent grappling with the highly-charged issue of gun control produced expected results. Democrats can talk themselves hoarse on the subject all they want, but it's clear they don't have the votes in Congress to pass anything meaningful before the next election, no matter how many...

  • The case for Clinton-Warren

    The case for Clinton-Warren

    It's been a pretty good week so far for Hillary Clinton in that it has been a pretty terrible week for Donald Trump. He fired his campaign manager just hours before posting what is almost certainly the most pathetic monthly fund-raising total for a major party's presumptive presidential nominee...

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Mosby demonstrated leadership

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is a courageous public servant. She took action to bring justice to the citizens of Baltimore in charging police misconduct. The system in America has not shown a fair administration of justice in the prosecution of shootings of African Americans and...

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    Waking up to the Pulse

    I spent last weekend in gay clubs and other gathering places celebrating Pride with my many LGBT friends in our nation's capital. When I woke up Sunday morning to the news that more than 100 victims had been injured or killed in an Orlando night club much like the ones I'd been in, I felt like...

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    On Orlando and guns, talking (and tweeting) but not much doing

    After 15 hours of talking by Connecticut Sen. Christopher S. Murphy and his allies and 140 characters of tweeting by Donald Trump, the idea that Congress could actually act on proposals to ban people on the federal government's terrorist watch list from buying guns gained some traction this week....

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    Last week, three Montgomery County teens, all juniors at Clarksburg High School, died in a single-vehicle crash in Damascus. The driver, a 17-year-old who had only recently obtained his provisional driver's license, had veered into a tree in his vintage Ford F-250 pickup at a high rate of speed....

  • The P-TECH pipeline

    It's long been recognized that America isn't producing enough skilled workers in the technical fields where job growth is fastest. That's why Gov. Larry Hogan's announcement this week that two schools in Baltimore will be the first in the state to offer an innovative program that combines high...

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    Making Americans cringe again

    Rarely, if ever, has a major party's presidential nominee disgraced himself in the face of public tragedy as Donald Trump has done in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting. That the New York billionaire might one day be called upon to make serious decisions about national security is simply...

  • Sanity prevails at City Hall

    Sanity prevails at City Hall

    The idea that Baltimore would cut from next year's budget the $4.2 million in funding for youth services Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake provided after last year's riots was unconscionable. The idea from City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and Councilwoman Helen Holton to shut down the...

  • A manufacturing agenda

    Given that it's an election year, it's not surprising to hear candidates for office describe U.S. manufacturing as being in decline. Donald Trump isn't the first to pledge a turn-around or to make "America great again." The reality of U.S. manufacturing is, however, quite different: Job openings...

  • Bernie's exit strategy

    Bernie's exit strategy

    Tomorrow's election in Washington, D.C., marks the official end of the Democratic presidential primary season, though Hillary Clinton has already sewn up the nomination with big wins in California, New Jersey and other states earlier this month. Nonetheless, her only remaining rival, Vermont Sen....

  • How can we respond to Orlando?

    How can we respond to Orlando?

    Are we so inured to mass shootings that when the worst one in American history occurs on an early Sunday morning in Orlando that we don't bother to pause for even a moment to consider the enormity of the tragedy and horror? It's not just Donald Trump's self-congratulatory tweets about his supposed...

  • Why are Baltimore's violent repeat offenders getting away with murder?

    Why are Baltimore's violent repeat offenders getting away with murder?

    The sharp spike in homicides and shootings in Baltimore City since the unrest sparked by Freddie Gray's death in police custody last year has left police and prosecutors scrambling to contain the violence. Many of the people involved in such crimes are well known to police, who are frustrated by...

  • The Trump card

    The Trump card

    It's not hard to sympathize with Gov. Larry Hogan when the subject of his party's standard-bearer comes up. Superman and kryptonite have more in common than Maryland's pragmatic governor and the flamboyant reality TV star, yet Mr. Hogan is clearly uninterested in publicly criticizing (or praising...

  • Hogan's PSC

    Hogan's PSC

    Throughout his more than two decades in the Maryland House of Delegates, Del. Anthony O'Donnell has been a reliable skeptic of climate change. As House Minority Leader in 2009, he was a floor leader in the Republican effort to turn back or neuter a law requiring utilities to reduce greenhouse gas...

  • Diversifying the classical music world

    Diversifying the classical music world

    The League of American Orchestras is meeting in Baltimore this week to talk about how to foster greater diversity in its industry. This is the first time the group, which represents the major symphony orchestras in the U.S., has devoted its yearly conference to the subject, and it comes not a moment...

  • Maryland's psychiatric backlog

    Maryland's psychiatric backlog

    There has long been a tension between the state's judiciary and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene over how best to deal with individuals who are mentally ill and have been charged with crimes. The latest "crisis," as recently detailed by The Sun's Michael Dresser, is a chronic...

  • Kicked out of preschool?

    Kicked out of preschool?

    The national conversation about racial disparities in school suspension and expulsion rates was amplified this week by the release of a U.S. Department of Education report showing that not only are minority students more likely to be kicked out of school for disciplinary reasons but that the discrimination...

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