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  • "Mom, when I can I sit in the shotgun seat?"

    "Mom, when I can I sit in the shotgun seat?"
    I'm not sure if this is a tale of distracted parenting or car safety, but either one works. My 10-year-old son -- who is about one inch shorter than me, if that -- has been begging to ride shotgun for quite some time. It's not a daily question, but...
  • FDA takes a stand on cigarettes

    FDA takes a stand on cigarettes
    Last week the federal Food and Drug Administration quietly did something that it has never done before. For the first time in its history, the agency charged with protecting the public from harmful foods and medicines rejected a bid by the tobacco...
  • Annapolis man pleads guilty to murder in Jan. 30 shooting

    A 20-year-old Annapolis man pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder of a man in a deal that could win him a shortened sentence for testifying against a friend. Anne Arundel County prosecutor Michelle Smith recommended to Circuit Court Judge J....
  • Who are Harbor Point's behind-the-scenes players?

    Who are Harbor Point's behind-the-scenes players?
    By now, you probably know the names of the politicians involved on both sides of the Harbor Point debate — the ongoing argument over $107 million in public financing for the $1.8 billion waterfront project. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, among...
  • Guantanamo detention center remains a stain on our national character

    Guantanamo detention center remains a stain on our national character
    Nearly 10 years ago, I reacted with horror and disdain as President George W. Bush gleefully took credit for extra-judicial killings and indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. I thought: "How could a president throw away the basic principle of...
  • Pope Francis says gay priests 'should not be marginalized'

    Pope Francis says gay priests 'should not be marginalized'
    Pope Francis surprised the Catholic faithful Monday by saying the Roman Catholic Church shouldn't marginalize gay priests, saying: "Who am I to judge?" The comments followed one of the largest papal Masses in recent history over the weekend, when the...
  • City officer suspended for alleged assault on car theft suspect

    City officer suspended for alleged assault on car theft suspect
    Baltimore police suspended a patrol officer Tuesday after a television news helicopter's camera captured him allegedly striking a teenage car theft suspect who had been detained. Police are not releasing the identity of the officer or the 14-year-old...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap, Valerie Harper eliminated

    'Dancing With the Stars' recap, Valerie Harper eliminated
    The show opens with its now-regular pro/troupe number. And then the contestants are shown briefly by way of introduction. Of all the changes necessitated by the change to one night a week, the elimination of the grand staircase entrance is an unexpected...
  • Obama treats Boston bomber with kid gloves

    Obama treats Boston bomber with kid gloves
    One of the consequences of abandoning a standard by which right and wrong can be judged is our increasing inability to mete out punishment that fits the crime. In fact, too often we weigh extenuating circumstances rather than guilty actions. In the case...
  • Immigration deformed

    Immigration deformed
    There's the story of a woman with five kids who was asked: If she had to do it all over again, would she have five children? "Yes," she said, "just not these five." That's the way I feel about the immigration "reform" bill introduced by the Senate's...
  • Building endowments at Maryland HBCUs

     Building endowments at Maryland HBCUs
    Regarding your editorial on Maryland's historically black colleges and universities, U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake's recent ruling on the issue is an opportunity for the state to help its HBCUs garner the resources they need to succeed ("Maryland...
  • Maryland HBCU case: A ruling without remedies

    Maryland HBCU case: A ruling without remedies
    A federal district court judge handed Maryland's historically black colleges and universities a partial and in many respects problematic victory last week. She denied them the monetary damages they sought but ruled that the state may not allow its...