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A message to the unknown sexual harasser: You're next

Legend says that at this time of year, St. Nick is making his list and gonna find out whose naughty or nice. But this year, the media beat him to it, exposing an extensive record of A-list celebrities who have done unthinkable things to women. Men that we once looked up to now make us squirm with...

  • Bill Press: Flynn proves Russian investigation not going away

    Bill Press: Flynn proves Russian investigation not going away

    It didn't take long. Robert Mueller had only been on the job for five months when, on Oct. 30, he handed down the first indictments in his investigation of the Trump campaign: against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates. Plus, news that former campaign adviser George...

  • Choosing profits over patients in Baltimore

    Choosing profits over patients in Baltimore

    Uncontrolled asthma keeps many kids from low-income communities out of school and their parents out of work, and in the worst cases puts them in the hospital — or the morgue. But it is among the most manageable diseases if patients are diagnosed, given medication (and education on how to use it),...

  • A walk in the woods does a body (and soul) good

    A walk in the woods does a body (and soul) good

    Although I live on the outskirts of a small town, I love cities, especially around Christmastime. They have wonderful public sculptures and interesting architecture highlighted by seasonal decorations and lights. They have professional sports teams and five star restaurants. They have art museums...

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Alternative Facts of the Week: GOP tax bill edition

We struggle at times to narrow down our choice to just one Alternative Fact of the Week, and with Republicans in the House and Senate embracing a full divorce from reality in their rush to pass by Christmas a “compromise” tax bill that the American public roundly opposes, it was simply impossible....

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  • Rachel Marsden: Flynn's plea deal reveals collusion, but not with Russia

    Rachel Marsden: Flynn's plea deal reveals collusion, but not with Russia

    Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who served as U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Mr. Flynn's plea is part of a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, who's...

  • Md. governor should study chicken farm emissions

    Md. governor should study chicken farm emissions

    The campaign to get people to “Eat More Chicken” seems to be working: A according to the Delmarva Poultry Institute, from 2005-2015, the amount of chickens produced on the Eastern Shore increased by more than half a billion pounds (from 3.3 to 3.9 billion pounds). But as the poultry industry continues...

  • Give the gift of time this holiday season

    Give the gift of time this holiday season

    Ever since I was 9, I have wanted to become an architect. On a cold winter’s day in 2009, my father and I stood on a Baltimore street corner with the Salvation Amy red kettle and rang the bell for donations. At that moment, my dream was slipping away. Although my dad was dressed nicely with a tie,...

  • Witcover: Time magazine honors women who stood up to sexual assault and harassment

    Witcover: Time magazine honors women who stood up to sexual assault and harassment

    Time magazine, a shell of its former self, has named the women who blew the whistle on a small army of prominent men in politics, entertainment and journalism as the collective Persons of the Year. They earned it for putting sexual assault and harassment in the workplace on the front page, the...

  • Goldberg: Trump puts fact ahead of fiction in Israel

    Goldberg: Trump puts fact ahead of fiction in Israel

    The most exhausting thing about the Middle East — except for the bloodshed, poverty, tyranny, etc. — is that it refuses to conform to how it's described in the West. It's like journalists, diplomats and politicians want to announce a football game, but the players keep insisting on playing rugby....

  • Pitts: Trump needs to take Rosa Parks' name out of his lying mouth

    Pitts: Trump needs to take Rosa Parks' name out of his lying mouth

    Here comes the most meaningless sentence you'll read today: Recently, Donald Trump paid tribute to Rosa Parks. It's meaningless because Mr. Trump obviously has no real idea what Parks did or what it meant. If he did, he could never have cursed Colin Kaepernick. Oh, sure, he can mouth the words,...

  • Don't ban "Buck," Baltimore; book inspires students

    Don't ban "Buck," Baltimore; book inspires students

    Literature reflects reality, and reality isn’t always pretty. But that cannot and should not ever be a reason to shy away from raw, authentic literature. Children do not know everything about the world, but they are not stupid. They know a lot more than most people think. When we shy away from...

  • Cal Thomas: Starving the beast

    Cal Thomas: Starving the beast

    One way to kill a predatory animal is to deny it sustenance. The tax-cut bill passed by the Senate, if it clears a conference with the House and President Trump signs it, may be the first step toward starving the big government beast. Reporting on the Senate vote last week reflected the biases...

  • To stem Baltimore crime, invest in jobs

    To stem Baltimore crime, invest in jobs

    When asked last week whether his plan to reduce violent crime in Baltimore would connect people with critical services, including housing and employment, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan dismissed the idea in the short-term. “Maybe they have an impact longer-term on crime,” he said, “but they have nothing...

  • Why are the poor so patriotic?

    Why are the poor so patriotic?

    Patriotism may be defined as a belief in the greatness, if not superiority, of one’s country relative to others. By this definition, between 85 to 90 percent of America’s poor are “patriotic.” The corresponding figures for working-class, middle-class, and upper-class Americans are lower. And the...

  • Groundwork for royal wedding laid generations ago

    Groundwork for royal wedding laid generations ago

    As the House of Windsor welcomes Meghan Markle, a half-black American, into its fold with what will likely be a fairy tale-worthy wedding to Prince Harry, we should realize that as momentous as this mixed-race marriage is in our 21st century landscape, the groundwork for such unions was laid once...

  • Jerusalem has always been Israel's capital

    Jerusalem has always been Israel's capital

    Listen to all the naysayers denigrating the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and you will hear one recurring theme: The United states should serve as a “honest broker.” Yet, that is precisely what it has done. An honest broker must deliver hard truths,...

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