| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Thanks for your recent editorial on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Citizens United case ("Campaign reform in action," Feb. 4).
Any attempt that seeks to correct the damage the Citizens United decision wreaked on our democracy must be lauded....
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:20 AM
Tonight Maryland Public Television will their new documentary "Marvin Mandel: A Complicated Life," taking a look at our 56th governor. I received an advanced copy from MPT and watched it over the weekend and can tell you that it is certainly worth...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:06 AM
It came as no surprise to hear that certain U.S. Supreme Court justices hold misgivings about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants — and potentially other stationary sources. In arguments...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
On a recent Thursday afternoon, A. Dwight Pettit went back to where it all started.
He walked through the halls and into the auditorium at Aberdeen High School, where almost 55 years ago he was denied admission to the school because of a "lack of...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Drivers suspected of causing serious accidents in Maryland while distracted by a cellphone would be required to give police certain information from that phone under a pair of bills currently filed in Annapolis.
The bills also would make distracted...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:05 PM
After Ryan Weinberger's parents died while he was in foster care, Maryland collected his Social Security survivor's benefits of more than $30,000 to help cover his state-funded living expenses.
Now Weinberger, 21, wants to persuade the General...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Campaign finance limits are back before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, and that's probably bad news for those who like good government. Think what this country needs is to give more political clout to the wealthy and those who seek special favors...
| 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 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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:15 AM
As we approach the 48th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, this historic civil rights legislation remains an essential protection against the discrimination that still threatens Americans' right to vote. Congress needs to move swiftly to restore the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Social Security says it has begun processing — and paying — some retirement spousal claims for same-sex couples.
The agency’s action comes after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that said the Defense of Marriage Act was...