| Oct 31, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Who among us believes that sprawl — that is, the destruction of farms, forests and other open spaces to accommodate far-flung development coupled with the neglect and abandonment of older neighborhoods and urban centers — is a cost-effect,...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 10:10 AM
This year, I gave up reporting cable news ratings every month. The numbers and spin tell us about the horse race to some extent. But what they mainly do is distract us from the important moral and cultural stories of the way these channels are warping our...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 5:27 AM
1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve on the City Council.
A person does not need a special educational or professional background to serve on the Council (as a number of our present...
| May 17, 2012
| 1:05 PM
It is always tempting to ignore the bluster and bombast emanating from the vicinity of Patrick L. McDonough, the Baltimore County delegate and radio talk show host who considers himself a man of the people but mostly is a self-promoting bomb-thrower....
| May 16, 2012
| 10:55 AM
They did what they had to do, and they went home. That's the best that can be said of the special session of the Maryland General Assembly that concluded today. The tax increases, spending cuts, fund transfers and other measures lawmakers approved in 21/2...
| May 18, 2012
| 5:44 PM
State Del. Pat McDonough, who stirred controversy this week when he said "roving mobs of black youth" terrorize Baltimore, shrugged off criticism Friday that he is using shock tactics to raise his political profile.
McDonough, a Republican who represents...
| Mar 30, 2012
The Supreme Court's three days of arguments on the constitutionality of the Obama health care law have triggered a guessing game, replacing for the moment the 2012 presidential campaign as topic A on the nation's nonstop talk shows. Did the justices'...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 3:06 PM
At the start of his new MTV series, "Savage U," Dan Savage introduces himself to a group of University of Maryland students as a "big jerk" and a sex advice columnist.
While there's not much "big jerk" behavior, there is lots of sound advice from the...
| May 22, 2012
| 6:32 AM
State Del. Pat McDonough's news release alleging that "black youth mobs terrorize" downtown Baltimore has certainly set off a firestorm of debate. But what about the nature of that discussion, particularly as it relates to race?
Without an inclusive,...
| May 26, 2012
| 12:30 PM
After reading Dan Rodricks' column on Thursday ("Conflicting realities collide downtown," May 24), I felt compelled to speak for myself and many others residing in the suburbs.
Yes, too many of us avoid going into the city to enjoy it's many cultural and...
| May 24, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will spend part of his Memorial Day holiday at the NBC studio in Northwest Washington for an appearance on Meet the Press.
O'Malley is billed as an "influential" member of the Democratic party, and he's set to debate former...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 11:40 AM
The home of the Whopper is adding fruit smoothies, snack wraps and an array of salads to its menu in what it says is a strategy to offer better-for-you food choices.
Burger King joinsMcDonald's, Chik-fil-A and other fast food restaurants that have...