| Aug 4, 2011
| 9:53 AM
Cecil County's Board of County Commissioners gave its tentative approval Tuesday to distribute $500,000 in Hollywood Casino revenue to the 16 non-profit groups and municipal agencies recommended by the grant committee.
Vicky Rinkerman, the county's...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 3:00 AM
U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles last Tuesday granted a request for a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks a provision in North Carolina's new abortion-restriction law that would require women seeking an abortion to view an...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 11:39 AM
Somebody needs to break the news to the Republican candidates looking to unseat President Barack Obama that the conservative tide that swept the nation in 2010 has receded. Denying public employees the right to bargain collectively and calling for...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Michele Bachmann says that the earthquake and hurricane that have recently hit the East Coast of the United States were sent as some sort of divine warning message to politicians in Washington to curb government spending. I must respectfully disagree. I...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 3:41 PM
Daisy Alverda "Bert" Booth, who was elected to the House of Delegates from Baltimore County and was known for her strong advocacy of civil rights, died July 2 of a stroke at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
The former Chestnut Ridge resident was 85....
| Sep 5, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Thanks for Steven Grossman's wise commentary on how Michelle Bachmann, Pat Robertson, John Hagee and Rush Limbaugh have all attributed the natural disasters we've recently experienced to an unhappy God bent on punishing us for even thinking about...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 11:12 AM
A group of abortion protesters has set its sights on Harford County high schools.
Members of the Maryland division of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, which organizes graphic anti-abortion displays nationwide, were protesting in front of Bel Air High...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:58 PM
With legislation to legalize same-sex marriage expected in the General Assembly, Maryland's Roman Catholic bishops are calling on parishioners to act against the proposal and other measures that they say threaten "religious liberty."
In a 16-page...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Moral clarity is one of the most seductive traits of social conservatism.
Those of us outside that ideology may struggle to untie the Gordian knot of complex moral issues, may wrestle conscience in hopes of compromise, may construct arguments in tenuous...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 7:39 AM
In response to a botched abortion last year that led to a semiconscious teenager being transported to a hospital in the back of a Chevy Malibu, the state health department has proposed the first regulations on Maryland's nearly 20-year-old abortion law....
| Dec 8, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision this week to overrule the Food and Drug Administration commissioner and refuse to authorize girls under age 17 to have over-the-counter access to the emergency contraceptive pill known as...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 12:12 PM
As I pulled into the front parking lot of Bel Air High School about 7 a.m. on Thursday, two men caught my eye. They were standing on the corner adjacent to the entrance to the school parking lot on Kenmore Avenue. Friday morning, the men were back, this...