A flawed, inconsistent police response to sexual assault in Maryland

Robert W. Curran

Marylanders brace for political turmoil at the Thanksgiving dinner table

Marylanders brace for political turmoil at the Thanksgiving dinner table

James Ferguson acknowledges that he's maybe a little nervous — OK, maybe a lot — about Thanksgiving dinner this year. After a heated election campaign that has left family members everywhere barely talking to one another, so wide is the chasm between opposing political viewpoints, he's afraid the dinner table conversation could lead to something just short of war.

But he has an answer he thinks could keep the peace, and the 27-year-old Fort Washington accountant is happy to share it with anyone else harboring similar fears.

"I've just got to make sure we cook good food," says Ferguson, a Hillary Clinton supporter preparing for dinner with some dozen...

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