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  • Civil marriage is about equality

    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column about gay marriage ("Drawing a line at same-sex marriage," April 15) is rife with contradictions. For starters, he says that a ballot initiative opposing gay marriage will be supported by a coalition of religious...
  • Lansdowne student gets taste of state government

    Lansdowne student gets taste of state government
    Robert Holmes Jr. knows what he's doing when it comes to academics at Lansdowne High School. The Wynnewood resident is straight-A student in the school's Academy of Finance magnet program, a member of the National Honor Society as well as National...
  • Breitbart a provocateur to the end

    Breitbart a provocateur to the end
    Andrew Breitbart's heart was too big to fail, but it did anyway. If you don't know who Mr. Breitbart was, you haven't been paying attention. A conservative activist, entrepreneur, author, muckraker, media pioneer and performance artist of sorts, in his...
  • Is reelection driving Obama's Israel policy?

    Is reelection driving Obama's Israel policy?
    For many years, Iran has threatened to "wipe Israel off the map," even as it gets closer and closer to developing nuclear weapons that could enable it to follow through on its threat. However, the question now is whether this is the optimum time for...
  • Someone will choose your child's education; why not you?

    Someone will choose your child's education; why not you?
    This is National School Choice Week, an occasion that always makes me think back to 1976, when as a writer for my high school paper, I interviewed retiring Baltimore County schools Superintendent Joshua Wheeler. I asked Mr. Wheeler why our schools didn'...
  • The power of sleep

    The power of sleep
    Are you tired, run-down, listless? The answer to your problem is probably not in a little brown bottle. It could be as simple as a good night’s sleep. But for 45 million Americans, that’s an elusive dream. Even worse, sleep deprivation,...
  • Democrats, Republicans agree to push package of bills in Annapolis

    A bipartisan group of senators put aside the battling that often prevails in Annapolis to announce Thursday a common agenda of bills that Democrats and Republicans can rally around. The bills would preserve scholarships for veterans, protect children...
  • Bonnie Branch Middle, Hammond Elementary top Black Saga competition

    Bonnie Branch Middle, Hammond Elementary top Black Saga competition
    Howard County students spent part of their weekend celebrating Black History Month with a bit of friendly competition. Students from 15 elementary and middle schools took to the stage on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Veterans Elementary School in Ellicott City to...
  • Huguely trial: Looking for answers, in faces and facts

    Two years later, George Huguely is barely recognizable from either his mug shot or his lacrosse team photo. In the way that photos like that "read," based on what we all thought we knew, in the former he looked sullen, in the latter he looked smug....
  • Black history is American history

    In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, through his organization, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later renamed the Association for the Study of African American Life and History), founded and promoted Negro History Week. He selected February...
  • Harry Reese Gamber, entrepreneur

    Harry Reese Gamber, entrepreneur
    Harry Reese Gamber, a high school dropout who became a successful businessman specializing in drywall and painting, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The Owings Mills resident, who had lived in Catonsville for many years,...
  • State to decide on contract that affects 157 Maryland foster children

    Maryland officials plan to announce this week whether the state will sever ties with the state's second-largest foster care provider, a decision that also could determine whether the company keeps its contract in the District of Columbia. Officials...