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  • We humans headed toward obsolescence

    We humans headed toward obsolescence
    This was going to be a rant. Then I thought about it, which was a mistake. As any experienced ranter can tell you, thinking about it has the unfortunate tendency of turning a good, clean rant into a muddy quagmire of fine points, conditional sentences,...
  • With coaching carousel, Terps' Spinelli could get his chance

    With coaching carousel, Terps' Spinelli could get his chance
    It happens after every college basketball season -- head coaches get dismissed, new ones get hired. Those on the hot seat feel angst. Assistant coaches are quietly hopeful that their time to lead a program has arrived. The players in this this year&...
  • What would it cost to get a real human to answer the phone?

    What would it cost to get a real human to answer the phone?
    Dear Whomever is in Charge of Customer Service for DirecTV: All I wanted was to watch the game. I was back in my hotel room after a long day, and I figured, what better way to unwind? Now, the game wasn't available on the hotel channels, but I've...
  • Bitter tears for Easter

    Bitter tears for Easter
    Jonylah Watkins died on a Tuesday. She was with her father, who was sitting in a minivan in Chicago on the night of March 11 when someone opened fire. Doctors worked 17 hours trying to repair what a bullet had done to her body, but to no avail. She died...
  • Vindicating Martin Luther King's prophecy

    Vindicating Martin Luther King's prophecy
    A few words on the death of Elwin Wilson. He passed last week in a South Carolina hospital at age 76. Wilson had endured heart and lung problems and had suffered a recent bout with the flu. There is little reason you would know his name, but as a...
  • On taxes, Republicans discover the problem with "Never ever, ever, ever ..."

    On taxes, Republicans discover the problem with "Never ever, ever, ever ..."
    A few words to ponder as we sail toward the fiscal cliff. Those words would be: "That was then, this is now." Strip away the false piety and legalistic hair splitting offered by Republican lawmakers rationalizing their decision to abandon a pledge...
  • The contradiction of Lincoln

    The contradiction of Lincoln
    He had lost a son many years before, the boy barely more than a toddler when he died. Now another son was dead, and grief sat on him like the shawl that draped his shoulders as he rattled around the big, cold house. His wife was emotionally troubled and...
  • Trayvon Martin: What if George Zimmerman had been black?

    Trayvon Martin: What if George Zimmerman had been black?
    I don't care about George Zimmerman's MySpace page. Granted, it was gratifying to read recently in The Miami Herald about his crude animus toward Mexicans ("soft a-- wannabe thugs") and his reference to a former girlfriend as an "ex-hoe." Given the way...
  • In North Carolina gay marriage vote, a step backward from progress

    In North Carolina gay marriage vote, a step backward from progress
    So apparently, Barack Obamais finally done evolving. That, you will recall, was the president's word for the process of reconsidering his opposition to same-sex marriage. Last week, after being publicly and inadvertently (?) prodded by his vice...
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Tribute to the TV remote control

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Tribute to the TV remote control
    We are gathered here today to memorialize a man who revolutionized our lives. So what did Eugene J. Polley do? What was the nature of his great leap forward? Did he invent the PC? Did he invent the cellphone? Did he invent the Internet? No. Eugene J....
  • A shameful response to a nonexistent problem

    A shameful response to a nonexistent problem
    Bill Internicola had to show his papers. He received a letter last month from the Broward County, Fla., supervisor of elections informing him the office had "information from the state of Florida that you are not a United States citizen; however, you are...
  • Q&A with fly-fishing expert Lefty Kreh

    Q&A with fly-fishing expert Lefty Kreh
    Lefty Kreh is to fly-fishing what James Naismith was to basketball and, perhaps, what Elvis was to rock 'n' roll. Not only is the now 87-year-old Kreh credited with helping invent the sport in the late 1940s, he later popularized it by writing more...