| Aug 12, 2011
| 12:57 PM
I hate the unprecedented extent to which Fox News has involved itself in Republican politics, but I have to admit the channel presented a first-class, rousing and illuminating debate among GOP candidates Thursday night.
Most of the credit has to go to...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 5:00 AM
2000: Frank Lee Smith is posthumously exonerated — he'd died 11 months earlier — 14 years after being convicted of raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl. The eyewitnesses were wrong.
2001: Charles Fain is exonerated and set free 18 years...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 6:39 PM
I promised myself I was going to give CNN's new weeknight host Erin Burnett a full week of shows before I reviewed her.
It was hard keeping that promise Monday night when I saw her pay a visit to the Occupy Wall Street encampment so she could look down...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
This is for those who keep asking what I think of Herman Cain. In particular, it's for those who want to know what the tea party's embrace of this black businessman turned presidential candidate says about my claim that the tea party is racist.
| Aug 14, 2011
| 8:23 PM
After having written numerous pieces in recent years arguing how crucial it is to have a 24/7 cable news channel that presents fact-based journalism without a a bias to the right or the left, I have to admit I am troubled by the admission from David...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 3:14 PM
The release of Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate yesterday probably won't quiet all the so-called carnival barkers out there, but it ought to make a dent. As the president observed, the political sideshow over his place of birth and citizenship...
| Apr 29, 2011
By the time you read this, millions of Americans will have risen this morning at an hour best suited for dairy farming to watch wall-to-wall coverage of the televised wedding of Britain's Kate Middleton and Prince William. The TV networks are certainly...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 7:57 AM
Not so long ago, the young man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting station in Catonsville had a mundane job: selling children's clothes at Columbia Mall.
When he was hired as a sales associate about a year ago, Antonio Martinez was...
| May 18, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has been vocal about his support of gay rights and same-sex marriage in Maryland. He filmed a video for Equality Maryland and has spoken about the subject on ESPN. Now another Ravens player has gone public with his...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 3:40 PM
When Karen Rose enrolled at the University of Maryland, the one thing she knew was that she "didn't want to dissect."
It's a funny confession for an author who has written a 494-page novel about a killer who tortures victims with a filleting knife.
| Jun 12, 2011
| 2:48 PM
The Rev. Walter John Paulits, a long-time Baltimore-area priest and theology scholar, died June 4 from natural causes at an assisted living residence in the Pasadena area. He was 88.
In a career that spanned decades as an educator, religious scholar...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 5:46 AM
I seemed to have thrown a Starbucks barista for a loop a couple of weeks ago, when I asked for a slice of pound cake and a glass of skim milk. She asked her co-coffeemaker, "Can we do that?" The other replied, "I guess so."
"How much do we charge for the...