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  • Truth has not got its boots on

    Writing at the Daily Dot, EJ Dickson confesses to perpetrating a fraud: planting a false entry in Wikipedia about the Amelia Bedelia children's books saying that the character is based on a maid in Cameroon. She was, she concedes, stoned at the time and...
  • Turn Redskins into Braves [Letter]

    Turn Redskins into Braves [Letter]
    Wikipedia notes that although the connotation of the term Redskins is debatable, the term is defined in current dictionaries of American English as "usually offensive, disparaging, insulting, and taboo" ("Facts and logic say rename Redskins," June 27)....
  • Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]

    Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on the harms of smoking, which launched anti-tobacco public health efforts that have saved an estimated 8 million American lives. We are today a far more educated public when it...
  • Gansler fails Pot History 101 [Letter]

    Gansler fails Pot History 101 [Letter]
    I was amazed in watching the gubernatorial debate when Attorney General Douglas Gansler said marijuana had been illegal for hundreds of years ("Debate: Round 1," May 8). The actual number is less than 100. Various forms of regulation had grown up in the...
  • Obama has no foreign policy [Letter]

    Obama has no foreign policy [Letter]
    I suggested to Funk & Wagnalls (I guess I should really tell Wikipedia, too) that the editorial regarding President Barack Obama's foreign policy be listed as a good example of "sycophancy" ("Obama at West Point," June 1). President Obama's foreign policy...
  • 'Mad Men' Season 7 premiere recap, 'Time Zones'

    'Mad Men' Season 7 premiere recap, 'Time Zones'
    Don’s on the mend. Sort of. It was an admittedly slow yet steady start to the new season. That’s how it should be with recovery. There was no jumping into massive transformations or profound moments of clarity. It was more of a catch-up to...
  • Photographer captures new images of Maryland's National Security Agency

    Photographer captures new images of Maryland's National Security Agency
    Two news websites Monday published images of the three of the most secretive U.S. agencies including the Maryland-based National Security Agency. Outside of a single undated image provided by the NSA — which has been used repeatedly by The Sun and...
  • 'Glee' recap: 100th Episode, Part 1

    'Glee' recap: 100th Episode, Part 1
    "Glee" brought back a bunch of awesome old faces for the first part of its two-part special. The episode starts by pitting two of its most successful grads, Rachel and Mercedes, against each other. One is a future Broadway starlet; the other, a...
  • Meet Terps defensive tackle commit David Shaw

    Meet Terps defensive tackle commit David Shaw
    With national signing day a day away, preview the Terps' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. (SEE THEM ALL...
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy's experiment with 'Dancing With the Stars' may soon be over

    Bill Nye the Science Guy's experiment with 'Dancing With the Stars' may soon be over
    Mirrorball Madness is back, baby! They waste no time going straight to the competitive routines after a brief welcome from Tom and Brooke following the opening number.   Brant Daugherty & Peta Murgatroyd Cha cha Brant describes himself as a "single...
  • Don't copy; don't tell lies

    Mark Liberman's post at Language Log about the minor furor over plagiarism in work published under Sen. Rand Paul's name, along with some of the comments, allows us to make some useful distinctions. What counts as plagiarism, passing off someone else's...
  • Edit local Wikipedia information at Laurel History Edit-a-thon

    Edit local Wikipedia information at Laurel History Edit-a-thon
    The Laurel Museum is opening its doors this Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. for anyone interested in bringing Laurel's history to one of the web's premier sites. The event, called the Laurel History Edit-a-Thon, is sponsored by the Laurel...