| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:00 AM
In recent years it has become popular to mock the concept of neighborhood watch. Last summer's Ben Stiller comedy, "The Watch," followed four inept suburban crime watchers as they attempted to save their neighborhood from an alien invasion. The showdown...
| 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 14, 2013
| 3:19 AM
Last week, protesters chanted, "Hey hey, ho ho, let's shut down this racist show" outside of a New Haven, Conn., music venue.
Their target was Ted Nugent, the 64-year-old rock 'n' roll guitarist from Detroit whose brash demeanor and conservative views...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Willie Bellamy III woke his 12-year-old son early Saturday to leave Columbia as the sun rose and gathered with others at the Baltimore offices of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers traveling to the 50th anniversary celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King...
| 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...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 11:00 AM
I noted with interest the other night on "Late Show With David Letterman," in a thinly veiled attempt to chide Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama said that as president he must represent all the people.
Was President Obama representing all the people...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 20, 2012
| 3:08 PM
As Trayvon Martin's mother stood at the altar of Baltimore's Empowerment Temple on Sunday, the Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant asked for anyone whose child had also been the victim of "senseless violence" to come forward.
At least a dozen women and men...