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  • Baltimore state's attorney can handle Freddie Gray case scrutiny

    Baltimore state's attorney can handle Freddie Gray case scrutiny

    Marilyn Mosby can handle her critics. She's a professional overseeing a high profile Baltimore case, and she is being held to the same standard to which all prosecutors are held. Some of those scrutinizing her have a fundamental misunderstanding of her role as a prosecutor, however, which is a...

  • Mosby has a second chance to get the Freddie Gray charges right

    Mosby has a second chance to get the Freddie Gray charges right

    On March 14, 2006, a young woman who worked as a stripper in Durham, N.C., falsely claimed that three Duke lacrosse players had raped her at an off-campus party. Following a brief investigation, the district attorney, Michael Nifong, announced that the grand jury had indicted three players. After...

  • Learning Freddie Gray lessons from history

    Learning Freddie Gray lessons from history

    Having lived in and around Baltimore most of my life, I was heartbroken to watch the city devolve into civil unrest and violence in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. This isn't the first time this has happened here in my lifetime. I was a toddler when the King riots happened in April 1968....

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Goodbye, parallel parking

Let's dispel any potential misconception right up front that Baltimore suffers from an abundance of motorists who are excessively skilled at parallel parking. One can drive a lifetime in the suburbs without parking one's car alongside a curb, but in the city, that's an ability that comes in pretty...

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  • Mark Halperin's biased grilling of Ted Cruz

    Mark Halperin's biased grilling of Ted Cruz

    Imagine it's 2007 and a prominent journalist is interviewing then-Sen. Barack Obama. "Senator, people are really interested in you and your identity. I just wanted to ask you as a historical matter, when you filled out your application to Columbia, to Harvard Law School, did you list yourself as...

  • Freddie Gray reactions shows the melting pot is full and boiling over

    Freddie Gray reactions shows the melting pot is full and boiling over

    There is a Chinese idiom that sometimes it takes 100 years to solve a problem. It took 100 years from Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to the end of legal segregation. That was only half of the move to racial equality. We now face two unpleasant futures — anarchy and mob rule or living under...

  • State 'smog regulations' ensure bad air quality

    State 'smog regulations' ensure bad air quality

    Even though we've been enjoying spring's warmer breezes, the truth is that regardless of your Baltimore city or county ZIP code, we are all breathing contaminated air. This isn't just Baltimore's problem. Who knew that 85 percent of Marylanders breathe air that's never met the Environmental Protection...

  • Teachers are on Baltimore's front lines

    Teachers are on Baltimore's front lines

    In the aftermath of Freddy Gray's death and the ensuing protests that made Baltimore the center of a national debate, our city, like many others, is taking a long look in the mirror. Opinions vary among politicians, grassroots activists and thought leaders on the solutions to some of our city's...

  • Baltimore, Reginald Lewis and Freddie Gray

    Baltimore, Reginald Lewis and Freddie Gray

    Chances are if you walk the streets of Baltimore and ask anyone under the age of 35 who Reginald Lewis was, many would offer a blank stare. But, Lewis was one of them — a street smart, athletic African American kid growing up in the economically forgotten neighborhood that Freddie Gray called home.

  • Stop demanding the impossible of police

    Stop demanding the impossible of police

    The events surrounding Freddie Gray's death all but shattered what remained of Baltimore's confidence in its police department. The department's relationship with the community did not break down overnight. It eroded gradually, as a result of overzealous police tactics that left many residents...

  • Clinton deserves black vote

    Clinton deserves black vote

    Political pundits have wondered whether Hillary Clinton will enjoy the same enthusiastic support from the African-American community in her presidential bid that President Barack Obama received. Others have wondered whether she deserves it. After her April 29th speech at Columbia University in...

  • NFL settlement will make football safer

    NFL settlement will make football safer

    Though I don't regret playing years of football, I never realized that in doing so, I would be sacrificing my central nervous system, linked directly to my brain. Fans of the game certainly remember the crowds roaring after helmet-to-helmet hits. Those sounds still resonate today, though they are...

  • The show must go on post Freddie Gray

    The show must go on post Freddie Gray

    Lessons about leadership are not theoretical. The disturbing unrest in Baltimore offers a real life case study about who is a leader and who is not.

  • Should we collect intelligence domestically?

    Should we collect intelligence domestically?

    The terrorist threat to western democracies has taken a complex turn that will greatly complicate our ability to detect and counter internal threats to our security. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have harnessed the Internet to appeal...

  • The suburbs have a role in preventing another Freddie Gray

    The suburbs have a role in preventing another Freddie Gray

    I read an article in The Aegis headlined "Harford police agencies helped out in Baltimore

  • The smallest victims of the Freddie Gray violence

    The smallest victims of the Freddie Gray violence

    The traumatic events that unfolded in Baltimore last week left us with numerous images that will shape how we remember, feel and continue to process this ordeal. These images involved primarily adults, young adults and teenagers. Not caught in most of the coverage, by contrast, were the youngest,...

  • Freddie Gray shows us it's time to lead in Baltimore and beyond

    Freddie Gray shows us it's time to lead in Baltimore and beyond

    The fires on Baltimore's streets have again lit up the questions of race, violence, justice. These are not new questions. As Maryland's lieutenant governor from 1995 to 2003, I was responsible for instituting criminal justice reforms that focused on prevention, early intervention and the building...

  • Baltimore riots are bad for business

    Baltimore riots are bad for business

    The law of gravity is unyielding and acts instantly; if a child jumps out a fifth story window, in seconds, the child would be history upon hitting the hard ground below. The "laws" governing economics and investment are equally brutal and unyielding. However, unlike the law of gravity, they work...

  • Bernie Sanders for the win

    Bernie Sanders for the win

    Sen. Bernie Sanders is in the presidential race; this is wonderful news. The dissatisfaction people feel with what the government is doing and where we are going as a country has been the conservative's territory to exploit, but no longer. Fear is growing that the opportunities for the richest...

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