| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:58 PM
After a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Maryland election officials said Friday that they will no longer enforce a state law that imposes an overall limit of $10,000 on campaign contributions in a four-year election cycle.
State officials said...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:55 PM
A Columbia native has been announced as the next Dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
The university announced in a press release Monday that Donald B. Tobin will succeed Phoebe Haddon as Dean of the Francis King Carey...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:15 AM
How hypocritical we are to be teaching Third World countries to establish democratic governments while our own U.S. Supreme Court makes it easier than ever for the wealthy to buy political candidates even as it suddenly discovers that "corporations are...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Johns Hopkins University will bestow an honorary degree next month on Edith "Edie" Windsor, the woman who successfully challenged the constitutionality of the federal law banning same-sex marriage.
Windsor's attorney in last year's historic U.S. Supreme...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:19 PM
The resignation of NAACP President Benjamin Jealous left the nation's most influential advocacy group for equality in search of a new leader at a particularly sensitive time in U.S. race relations, setting off a debate Monday about his potential...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:52 AM
In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...
| Nov 11, 2013
The gag order issued in the recent malpractice trial against cardiologist Mark Midei didn't prevent media from dredging up the disgraced doctor's past, from describing how he lost his medical license or how he has been sued by hundreds of former...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Susan Galloway is to consider whether Christian prayers at town board meetings are constitutional ("Justices to hear prayer case," Nov. 4). The U.S. Court of Appeals based in New York...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Given the money that you want readers to pay for digital access, perhaps you can hire an intern to do just a bit of research before you print typically slanted editorials like the recent one on President Obama's appointments to the federal bench ("...
| Nov 29, 2013
Uh oh, dear readers!
It's Black Friday. I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday, perhaps with lots of friends and relatives. Many folks are now in the turmoil of holiday shopping madness, straight through until Christmas. Friends who work in...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Maryland joined seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday in asking for federal help to curb air pollution from beyond their borders, saying their residents' health and their economies are being hurt by smog-forming emissions from the Midwest...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:23 AM
The Washington-Baltimore region is ranked worst on the East Coast for smog, also known as ground-level ozone. The common air pollutant shortens lives, and its presence causes those alerts when children, the sick and the elderly are warned to stay indoors....