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  • At the March on Washington anniversary, where was the GOP?

    As I watched the television coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and listened to the testimony of those who were participants in Martin Luther King Jr.'s effort to fully integrate our society, I wondered where the Republican Party's...
  • March to remember [Editorial]

    These days, organizations march on the Mall in Washington, D.C., with relative regularity. Anyone who visits one or another of the Smithsonian museums on any given day no doubt will get a look at one or another small group exercising First Amendment...
  • King's 'I have a dream' message echoed by leaders for centuries [Letter]

    America has thrived from centuries of freedom. A freedom that can be largely attributed to an event 50 years ago where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I have a Dream" speech for the sake of equality among all Americans. Today, after half a...
  • Paul H. Trattner, art educator and magician

    Paul H. Trattner, art educator and magician
    Paul H. Trattner, a retired Baltimore public schools art educator and webmaster who was also a noted prestidigitator and popular Santa Claus, died Aug. 28 of heart failure at his Coldspring Newtown home. He was 70. "Paul was a kind, gentle person who was...
  • The road to peace does not start with war

    The road to peace does not start with war
    When my children were growing up, they were very selfish, and they demanded a lot of attention. They learned the word "mine" and then proceeded to use it to describe everything that they could see. They used to push and hit and stomp their feet over and...
  • Back Story: Maddox openly defied Civil Rights Act in Georgia

    Back Story: Maddox openly defied Civil Rights Act in Georgia
    I was traveling alone in Georgia during the summer of 1964 to visit relatives, and vividly recall that a year after the March on Washington, a sense of racial tension still permeated much of the South. I was from New Jersey, my mother was from Macon, Ga....
  • Voting Rights Act is still vital

    Voting Rights Act is still vital
    There is no denying that this nation has come a mighty long way since Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in 1965, when marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, seeking the right to vote, were attacked by police and one of them, John Lewis, almost lost his life....
  • 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap, 'Call me Miss U.S.A'

    'Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap, 'Call me Miss U.S.A'
    This week on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," we finally get introduced to the second new housewife, Porsha Stewart, wife of former NFL athlete Kordell Stewart and granddaughter of late Civil Rights activist and chief field lieutenant for Dr. Martin...
  • 'Mad Men' recap, 'The Flood'

    'Mad Men' recap, 'The Flood'
    At last, more insight into Don Draper's psyche. Now that old Don is back, most of season six's sins have been cyclical, from revisiting adultery and prostitution to a hefty resurgence in Don’s liquor bill. The reboot of old Don has sometimes...
  • 'The Amazing Race' finale recap, Bates and Anthony win it all

    'The Amazing Race' finale recap, Bates and Anthony win it all
    Back in February, before we knew about crippling fears of water and low likeability factors and One Mullet to Rule Them All, 11 teams began a race around the world. Stuff happened with cheese and haggis. Alliances formed, craziness surfaced, teeth...
  • Mary J. Corey, first woman to lead Sun newsroom, dies of cancer

    Mary J. Corey, first woman to lead Sun newsroom, dies of cancer
    Mary J. Corey, whose personal warmth was matched by a drive that led her to become the first woman in The Baltimore Sun's 176-year history to head its newsroom, died Tuesday of breast cancer. The Sun's senior vice president and director of content, who...
  • Add Malala Yousafzai to list of those who fought for truth

    Add Malala Yousafzai to list of those who fought for truth
    "Truth crushed to earth will rise again." -- Martin Luther King Jr. (quoting William Cullen Bryant) Sometimes, oceans are not enough. Usually, the fact that we are barricaded on both sides by great bodies of water gives us in this country a certain...