| Apr 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. — Louis D. Brandeis
Just a few words and little thought separate yet another stronghold of the American economy from ruin....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:15 PM
A lawyer for John Joseph Merzbacher, a former Catholic school teacher imprisoned for raping a student decades ago, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case after a federal appeals court rejected an earlier argument that he should be set free....
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Like American jurisprudence, the University of Baltimore's new $114 million law school is complicated and thoughtful.
Staircases bridge across and spiral through the 12-story building's vibrant atrium, connecting a labyrinth of classrooms and study...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is right that Maryland isn't "the Southern state that [it] used to be" and has become more progressive ("Session ends in a flurry of votes," April 9). Yet, for all the progress that has been made, there remains one...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 3:48 PM
The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today, and among the winners is "Devil in the Grove," a non-fiction account of Baltimore native Thurgood Marshall's fearless work for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in a Florida case. As we all know, Marshall went...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it." -- Abraham Lincoln
History is full of warnings about what happens when people follow public opinion instead of...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 11:43 AM
It's been more than 25 years since Douglas H. Ginsburg asked that his nomination to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice be withdrawn.
The prospective high court justice nominated by Ronald Reagan, it turned out, smoked marijuana and ended up admitting...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 4:00 AM
It may be time to say farewell to affirmative action in higher education admissions and to the aspirations that went with it.
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case challenging the sliver of...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:17 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of racial preference in college admissions on Wednesday, and that ought to be a concern for those who believe such policies have provided countless opportunities for minorities — and enriched the educational...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Union workers at Safeway and Giant Food in the Baltimore and Washington regions overwhelmingly approved a new contract Tuesday that increases wages and maintains key benefits.
"It's a good day to be a member," said Tim Goins, executive vice president...
| Dec 15, 2012
After 24 years in the U.S. Senate, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first and only Jewish politician nominated to a national major party ticket, in 2000, had some advice to his colleagues in a farewell speech Wednesday on the Senate floor.
To break the...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:55 PM
At a time when Roman Catholic bishops are waging political wars against contraception and same-sex marriage, one of the church's most hard-line generals was named Tuesday to head its historically important Baltimore archdiocese.
The Vatican appointed...