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  • A peek into Md. health exchange's failed launch [Editorial]

    A peek into Md. health exchange's failed launch  [Editorial]
    At first, leaders of the General Assembly were promising as many hearings as it would take to get to the bottom of the failure of Maryland's health care exchange website. Then they decided to put off questions about what went wrong until an audit that...
  • Gregory Thornton announced as new city schools chief

    Gregory Thornton announced as new city schools chief
    Before a crowd of students, education leaders and activists, new Baltimore schools CEO Gregory Thornton said Tuesday that he was "coming home" to Maryland, where he will take the helm of one of the state's lowest-performing but highest-profile school...
  • Campaign struggling, Gansler seeks the right message

    Campaign struggling, Gansler seeks the right message
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler took the stage at a Baltimore forum this week trailing in the polls, his fundraising advantage erased and big challenges ahead in his campaign for governor. "Let me start by defining who I am — or who I like...
  • Ray Rice and how TMZ counters the great American hype machine

    Ray Rice and how TMZ counters the great American hype machine
    Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Five years ago, I knew exactly how I felt about the tabloid website TMZ. It sometimes paid for news, and that put it outside the realm of trustworthy journalism. End of story. But last week, with...
  • Carroll commissioners remain divided over releasing email lists

    Carroll commissioners remain divided over releasing email lists
    More than a month after a judge ordered Carroll County commissioners to release their email distribution lists to several media outlets in accordance with the state's Public Information Act laws, some commissioners continue to argue the county should have...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over campaign fundraising during session

    Judge dismisses lawsuit over campaign fundraising during session
    An Anne Arundel County judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by supporters of gubernatorial candidate Douglas F. Gansler who wanted to prevent his Democratic rivals from raising money during the General Assembly session. Judge William C. Mulford...
  • Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault

    Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault
    The superintendent of the Naval Academy has referred two former members of the Navy football team to a court-martial on charges that they sexually assaulted a fellow midshipman while she was incapacitated at a party in Annapolis, the academy said...
  • Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'

    Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'
    Tom Clancy, the prolific Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, earning him the nickname "king of the techno-thriller," died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins...
  • Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction

    Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction
    They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night. They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
  • Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]

    Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]
    Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to his own television...
  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign
    Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year. In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
  • What they're saying about Jack W. Germond

    What they're saying about Jack W. Germond
    Political journalist, author and TV pundit Jack W. Germond, whose half century covering Washington included two decades at The Baltimore Sun, died today at 85. Here's what other media outlets are writing about him. With Germond, goes untold...