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Civil Rights

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  • A giant leap for gay Boy Scouts?

    A giant leap for gay Boy Scouts?
    Pardon me if I'm encouraged -- but not enthused -- by the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to lift its century-old ban on gay scouts. I just can't get that excited about the fact that an organization that holds a deep-seated distrust in gay men...
  • First Amendment clause-trophobia

    First Amendment clause-trophobia
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a...
  • Choice is key to educational opportunity

    Choice is key to educational opportunity
    David Wilson has it spot on ("Why education should be considered a civil right" May 13). K-12 education is not only the civil rights issue of our time, it is the moral issue of our time. The public education system is failing far too many kids and the...
  • Kevin Krigger could ride into Preakness history as black jockey

    Kevin Krigger could ride into Preakness history as black jockey
    The day after riding in the Kentucky Derby, Kevin Krigger packed his family and gear and headed for Pimlico Race Course — by way of Cincinnati. A woman there had captured his heart. She was Liliane Casey, 88, whose father, Jimmy Winkfield, was the...
  • IRS follows Obama's lead

    IRS follows Obama's lead
    Of course the president deserves some of the blame. Yes, it's extremely unlikely he ordered the IRS to discriminate against tea party, pro-life or Jewish groups opposed to his agenda (though why anyone should take his word for it is beyond me). And...
  • Howard Human Rights Commission seeks student member

    The Howard County Human Rights Commission is seeking a student member to serve a one-year term. The student would serve from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 as a non-voting member on the commission. To be eligible, candidates must be a student under the...
  • Stembler named principal of Calvert Hall; Bullis wins student video contest

    Brother Thomas Zoppo, president of Calvert Hall High School College has announced that Charles Stembler, Class of 1983, the school's current assistant principal for Student Affairs, has been appointed Calvert Hall's principal, effective July 1. Stembler...
  • One-party rule in Maryland exacerbates jail scandal

    One-party rule in Maryland exacerbates jail scandal
    The evil that comes from a one-party state could not be more glaring than in the wake of the federal indictments over the corruption in the state-run Baltimore City Detention Center. Gov. Martin O'Malley has attempted to turn the astonishing degree of...
  • Will Minnesota make a marriage equality trifecta?

    Will Minnesota make a marriage equality trifecta?
    Six months after Maryland, Maine and Washington voters endorsed same-sex marriage at the ballot box, two more states have adopted laws allowing gay couples to marry, and a third is poised to join them. On Tuesday, lawmakers in Delaware adopted a same-...
  • Why education should be considered a civil right

    Why education should be considered a civil right
    I recently spoke at a seminar at Harvard on the theme of education as a civil right. Among other things, the seminar conveyed the urgency as well as the intractability of the problem of low college completion rates for certain groups of young people in...
  • As Maxwell departs, Anne Arundel officials begin replacement process

    As Maxwell departs, Anne Arundel officials begin replacement process
    Anne Arundel County school officials expressed surprise and disappointment at the sudden resignation of Superintendent Kevin Maxwell, this week and said they'll meet Saturday in a closed session to start the process of finding his replacement. Maxwell...
  • Coppin to break ground on $80 million science center

    Coppin to break ground on $80 million science center
    Coppin State University is moving forward with an $80 million Science and Technology Center that it hopes will boost sagging enrollment despite concerns that the West Baltimore school will not have enough money to operate the building. A ceremonial...