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  • 'Gideon's' promise still unfulfilled

    'Gideon's' promise still unfulfilled
    "Make me wanna holler, way they do my life." -- Marvin Gaye, "Inner City Blues" Karen Houppert has written a book of nightmares. Ms. Houppert, a veteran reporter for, among others, The Washington Post and The New York Times, is the author of...
  • No Labels, no excuses

    No Labels, no excuses
    Last week, at a meeting in New York, it was announced that a group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers have agreed to get together once in a while and chat. This made news nationwide. Does that not tell you all you need to know about the sorry...
  • Instagram, X specs and a Kevin Bacon premiere

    Instagram, X specs and a Kevin Bacon premiere
    As traffic continues to flow to coverage of Super Bowl preparations, the Roe vs. Wade anniversary and post-inaugural activities, a few newer topics have also bubbled to the surface in our collective consciousness. Instagram is posting impressive numbers,...
  • Manti Te'o and the looking-down-at-the-screen decade

    Manti Te'o and the looking-down-at-the-screen decade
    You are missing the point. Or at least, you are if you're one of the bazillion people following the Manti Te'o story, dutifully trying to determine whether the Notre Dame football star was the victim or the perpetrator of a bizarre hoax. Granted, the...
  • How black is black enough?

    How black is black enough?
    I suddenly find myself concerned about my blackness. It had never occurred to me to worry about it before. Then came the incident last month on ESPN's "First Take" program that initially got commentator Rob Parker suspended and then, last week, fired...
  • St. Andrew's Rev. Thompson went from reporter to reverend [Loch Raven]

    St. Andrew's Rev. Thompson went from reporter to reverend [Loch Raven]
    The Rev. M. Dion Thompson, new vicar at St. Andrew Episcopal Church on Loch Raven Boulevard, looks forward to his work at the church and "to strengthening the mission and spiritual life of the congregation." His service at St Andrew began on Jan. 1 of...
  • Freedom to live in fear

    Freedom to live in fear
    "Everybody got a pistol. This must really please the NRA" -- from "Gun" by Gil Scott-Heron So maybe the NRA is about to get its wish. Here we are, a little over three weeks after the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., a little over...
  • Too many people who should not have guns do

    Too many people who should not have guns do
    On the day after the recent massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., police in Newport Beach, Calif., took a man into custody for allegedly firing more than 50 rounds from a semi-automatic handgun in the parking lot of a shopping mall. He aimed...
  • Another victim of black blindness?

    Another victim of black blindness?
    Call it black blindness. It is a kind of myopia that afflicts some of us -- too many of us -- whenever we gaze upon a dark-skinned man. It causes some of us -- too many of us -- to see things that are not there, and to miss things that are. Sometimes,...
  • A new GOP, or just a cosmetic touchup?

    A new GOP, or just a cosmetic touchup?
    Maybe the party is finally over. Meaning not simply the Grand Old Party, but more specifically the bacchanal of the bizarre and carnival of crazy to which it has lately devolved. So obvious has this devolution become that even Republican stalwarts...
  • U.S. hiding behind tortured definitions

    U.S. hiding behind tortured definitions
    If it is true, as the writer Samuel Johnson once said, that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel," then the dictionary must be the first. Consider how readily our leaders, in justifying what cannot be justified, parse definitions down to...
  • A fire in Brazil, a fake fight in Phoenix and a real one in California

    A fire in Brazil, a fake fight in Phoenix and a real one in California
    Dick Van Dyke brought his characteristic charm to the SAG Awards this weekend, and Internet users dutifully searched for all sorts of details on him -- anything to distract us from the icy weather that caused school closings from here to Ann Arbor. ...