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  • Thoughts on AL MVP voting and Chris Davis' third-place finish

    Thoughts on AL MVP voting and Chris Davis' third-place finish
    It looks as though 53 homers and 138 RBIs doesn’t go as far as it used to these days. Orioles first baseman Chris Davis’ remarkable season earned him recognition in every major offseason postseason award, but Davis netted just one trophy...
  • Baltimore? Non!

    Baltimore? Non!
    Looks like the French may not be flocking to Charm City anytime soon. Seems Baltimore's not really a safe destination, at least as far as the French foreign ministry is concerned. Just as our state department warns about Americans traveling to certain...
  • Philip L. Marcus, lawyer and social activist

    Philip L. Marcus, lawyer and social activist
    Philip L. Marcus, a former engineer and teacher who became a lawyer and social activist, died Nov. 4 of bladder cancer at his home in Beaverton, Ore. The former Columbia resident was 71. The son of Carl Marcus, an accountant, and Ida Marcus, a...
  • Brown hosts influential guests in Redskins stadium skybox

    Brown hosts influential guests in Redskins stadium skybox
    As he runs for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown has hosted politically influential guests — including lobbyists, campaign contributors and union leaders — in the state's skybox at the Redskins' stadium, records show. Brown's guests during...
  • County purchase of Verona would not affect who lives there [Letter]

    Regarding Kay Wisniewski's letter Nov. 7, "More subsidized housing will put 'unfair burden on schools,' " what Ms. Wisniewski fails to understand is that the people whom the county is targeting already live in the Verona. They are the working people in...
  • Steer clear of the purity people

    I used to think of myself as a purist about language but have come to see that as dangerous. Look at the Purity People around and decide whether you wanted to be numbered among that lot. In the Republican Party, the tea party crowd is on the alert for...
  • Judge finds Howard Co. police officer not guilty of off-duty assault

    Judge finds Howard Co. police officer not guilty of off-duty assault
    A Howard County Circuit Court Judge ruled Tuesday that the Howard County police officer who allegedly attacked a man in an off-duty incident near his home in Columbia is not guilty of second-degree assault, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne...
  • Ehrlich reliably arrogant and ill-informed [Letter]

    Ehrlich reliably arrogant and ill-informed  [Letter]
    Bill Marker's letter to the editor concerning a recent commentary by former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is right on ("Vouchers: an escape for few — at the expense of many," Nov. 21). When I read Mr. Ehrlich's column ("An open letter to the NAACP,"...
  • Hey, look: D.C. has something nice to say about Baltimore

    Hey, look: D.C. has something nice to say about Baltimore
    Maybe we CAN all just get along. In its Going-Out Guide, The Washington Post discovers "A side of Baltimore you’ve never seen," by which, they mean cool places to eat, drink, see art and catch some live music. This comes after our D.C. friends...
  • For some fine TV journalism, check out this Times 'Retro' video

    For some fine TV journalism, check out this Times 'Retro' video
    Last month, I described 2013 as the year I lost faith in one of the few bastions of TV journalism in which I still believed: "60 Minutes." I vowed to look in new places in 2014 for TV journalism I could confidently tell readers to trust. I found one...
  • Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to UMBC professor

    Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to UMBC professor
    Sex that compares to supernovas, solar systems, quarks and atomic nuclei? Oh my. Such is the (possibly over-)heated prose of UMBC professor Manil Suri, whose literary description of the sexual act in his novel "The City of Devi" was so overwhelming in...
  • President Obama's Munich [Commentary]

    President Obama's Munich [Commentary]
    Seeking to create an analogy with the deal the United States negotiated with Iran to supposedly limit further production of its centrifuges, Secretary of State John Kerry chose to recall disarmament agreements between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. A...