| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
One of the main obstacle facing the Republican Party in the 2014, 2016 and thereafter will be its desire to turn back the clock to a time when the majority of citizens who could vote were white.
Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. claims that "Tea party...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:14 AM
If Councilman Nick Mosby has his way, Baltimore government would boycott Florida-based businesses in protest to the state's stand-your-ground law after George Zimmerman's acquittal.
Mosby intends to file a resolution on Monday to encourage city agencies...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Constance Baker Motley, the great civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was not planning to attend the now-famous civil rights March on Washington 50 years ago this month. She was exhausted. As one of Martin Luther King's lawyers during...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:40 AM
A Baltimore County lawmaker said Thursday that he plans to introduce legislation in the General Assembly that would bring to Maryland the “stand your ground” legal doctrine that became a central part of the debate over Florida’s...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Cable news was mostly bad news in Day One of the Trayvon Martin trial.
Why am I not shocked that once again 24/7 cable news failed to rise to a big-news occasion loaded with powerful sociological implications?
MSNBC promised fabulous live coverage...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Four years after taking the helm of the NAACP and ushering in a generational change for the nation’s oldest and most prominent civil rights organization, Ben Jealous arrived as a major force in American politics this year. At a time when restrictive...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
During the recent gun rights rally in Bel Air that was sponsored by the Harford County Republican Central Committee, one likely candidate for sheriff next year uttered the ultimate sound bite.
Jeff Gahler, a veteran state trooper whom one would...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Within an hour after an East Baltimore man died while in police custody, Cortly "C.D." Witherspoon got an urgent phone call from someone with connections to the family, asking for his help.
The next day, Witherspoon, a 30-year-old clergyman and single...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 12:21 PM
When Kiheem Taylor was charged with kidnapping two teenagers at a Timonium light-rail station and raping one of them, prosecutors struggled with an all-too common problem — they didn't have enough solid evidence.
But Taylor gave prosecutors a break...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Even Thomas Schaller would agree that statistics don't lie ("The myth of 'liberal media bias,'" March 6). Liberals make up only 20 percent of the electorate, yet they dominate the media.
One only has to watch Judy Woodruff hyperventilate when speaking...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 6:01 PM
There were at least as many police officers as protesters in front of City Hall on Tuesday evening after a group of about 40 people walked there from the site of a planned youth jail in downtown Baltimore.
"It's screwed up," said community activist Kim...
| May 17, 2012
| 7:00 PM
The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will speak Sunday at a Baltimore mega-church about how she's coping with her son's death, according to the church's pastor.
Sybrina Fulton's appearance at Empowerment Temple Church in Northwest...