| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:57 AM
For the first time in more than a decade, the sprawling House of Delegates district that extends from southwest Baltimore County through Howard County is in play.
With three long-serving incumbents retiring from District 12, a large field of competitors...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:47 AM
Now that Manny Machado has delivered his mea culpa in an exclusive Mid-Atlantic Sports Network intervew, it's time for the Orioles to do the same for awkwardly exploiting an already embarrassing situation.
The O's spent Monday afternoon shielding...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:50 AM
I am not looking to make a big deal out of this, but I thought at least one mainstream media critic ought to point out that CNN plans to air what it's calling a "documentary" about George H.W. Bush Sunday night in prime time, starting at 9.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:13 PM
As early voting got underway Thursday in the primary race for governor, the four Republicans competing for the GOP nomination jockeyed to present themselves as the most qualified to take on a Democrat in November.
The candidates taped a final...
| May 25, 2014
He'd been leader of a New Jersey social justice organization since 2008, making inroads on housing and employment issues, when Cornell Brooks, a soft-spoken lawyer and minister, got an opportunity he didn't see coming.
The NAACP, a national...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Coming across a reference to Steve Buttry's excellent advice for tightening stories in a 2011 post at The Buttry Diary, I was particularly struck by his remark about the failure of stories when they are written for sources rather than readers
| May 28, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Maryland voters can expect to see an escalating barrage of television ads before the June 24 primary for governor, a blitz that will be fueled by the nearly $9 million the contenders have in the bank.
Most of that money will be spent on the Democratic...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:16 PM
What a sorry state of affairs I discovered last week when I started reporting the TV aspect of the first Democratic gubernatorial debate.
I quickly came to understand that Baltimoreans would not be seeing the event, which will be staged Wednesday at...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:59 AM
On the first day of pick-your-own season at Gorman Farm, parking was at a premium.
The lot quickly filled, forcing customers to park along the 1,000-foot gravel driveway and spill out onto the shoulders of Gorman Road, just a mile or so from...
| May 31, 2014
| 11:42 AM
When it comes to media spending, Democrats Anthony G. Brown and Douglas F. Gansler are like distance runners intent on keeping their rival close. The two most visible candidates in the primary for governor each spent more than $2 million on television and...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:27 PM
When Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial campaign wanted to make sure that likely primary voters saw a video ad, his staff didn't rely solely on television stations to deliver the message.
They also arranged for it to run on the computer screens of...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Baltimore police plan to deploy officers around city schools until the school year ends to ensure student safety amid recent racial tensions, while school officials joined civil rights leaders to urge students of different races to peacefully resolve...