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  • The pollution of political discourse

    The pollution of political discourse
    As the dust settles in the wake of the latest presidential election, where can the open-minded voter turn these days for reasonably unbiased analysis and commentary on the state of political affairs? It's a challenge in this era of talk radio and cable...
  • Maryland Proton Treatment Center getting some competition

    Maryland Proton Treatment Center getting some competition
    The competition for medical dollars within the Baltimore-Washington area got a national radio audience this morning, when NPR aired a story about plans for two proton beam therapy facilities in the District of Columbia. If built, those facilities --...
  • Panicked gun buying and the NRA

    Panicked gun buying and the NRA
    I understand that there are about 310 million people living in the United States, and private citizens here own about 300 million firearms. If these figures are even roughly correct, then the gun industry faces the challenge of selling into a saturated...
  • NPR report sparks debate on 'killer kitties'

    NPR report sparks debate on 'killer kitties'
    Sharpen your claws, cat owners: NPR caused a bit of a catfight this week with its story on killer kitties, which wasn’t about about lions and tigers. No one is surprised that bird lovers and outside cat owners are often at odds -- the debate crops...
  • Manners maven: Humorist Henry Alford on the importance of being civil

    Manners maven: Humorist Henry Alford on the importance of being civil
    Henry Alford, author of 2012’s “Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That? A Modern Guide to Manners,” will join the Howard County Library System for its Choose Civility symposium Oct. 11 at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. The...
  • Secure the borders, but let's not lock the doors

    Secure the borders, but let's not lock the doors
    Since the beginning of the republic, there has been a dynamic tension between constantly expanding diversity driven by immigration and the relentless homogenizing force of common American culture. And there's nothing like a long drive on an interstate...
  • Frank Deford comes out as a diehard Orioles fan

    Frank Deford comes out as a diehard Orioles fan
    NPR sports commentator Frank Deford threw propriety to the wind Wednesday morning in favor of hometown pride and loyalty, admitting on air that he was rooting -- hard -- for the Orioles. Deford, who grew up in North Baltimore, first explained that when...
  • Triffon Alatzas named top editor of Baltimore Sun Media Group

    Triffon Alatzas named top editor of Baltimore Sun Media Group
    Triffon G. Alatzas, who has served The Baltimore Sun as head of digital media and also led the sports and business departments, was named top editor of the 176-year-old news organization Wednesday. As executive editor and a senior vice president of...
  • Explaining media bias — to a biased member of the media

    Explaining media bias — to a biased member of the media
    Eric Alterman criticizes my recent commentary in The Sun on major media bias ("Liberal media bias is beyond doubt, March 18) because, he claims, I lacked "supporting evidence" in claiming his book, ""What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News,"...
  • Everyone's life is a story, so write it down for posterity [Senior Circles]

    The inspiration for this column came from a local newspaper article I read about a "girl" with whom I went to high school for two years at St. Cecilia's Academy in Washington, D.C.   This woman, whom I haven't seen since then, has always kept a low...
  • John M. Robinson, decorated World War II veteran

    John M. Robinson, decorated World War II veteran
    John Morgan "Nemo" Robinson, a retired operator of a Chesapeake Bay summer resort and decorated World War II veteran, died Saturday of a heart attack at Anne Arundel Medical Center after undergoing brain surgery a week earlier. The Severna Park resident...
  • Baltimore storyteller Jon Spelman makes debut performance of 'Prostate Dialogues'

    Baltimore storyteller Jon Spelman makes debut performance of 'Prostate Dialogues'
    After Jon Spelman got the bad news, he found himself thinking often and at odd moments about "Moby-Dick." Perhaps that's because the behemoth that was attacking the Baltimore storyteller was as submerged, unreasoning and unpredictable as any great white...