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  • Obama must become a role model for black fathers

    Obama must become a role model for black fathers
    President Barack Obama has several stated ambitions for his presidency. He wants it to be "transformative." He wants to unite Americans of all parties. He wants to build an economy from the middle class out (whatever that means), and he wants to help what...
  • Letter: Another Democrat speaks out about the election

    Editor: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan had not finished deconstructing their campaign apparatus after the Nov. 6 elections, before their supporters in Harford County decided to serve up wine made out of their sour grapes upon reading my friend Wendy Sawyer's...
  • Emanuel, teachers union both miss the big picture in Chicago strike

    Emanuel, teachers union both miss the big picture in Chicago strike
    The Windy City is engulfed in a stormy teachers' strike that has gathered front-page national attention. But will it turn out to be just more hot air in the national debate over school reform? I'm afraid so, even though the issues at stake in Chicago are...
  • Accused WikiLeaker Manning says he was punished before trial

    Accused WikiLeaker Manning says he was punished before trial
    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is due back at Fort Meade this week, where lawyers for the alleged WikiLeaker plan to argue that he was punished at a military brig before his case had been heard — grounds, they say, to dismiss all charges against him. By...
  • Here's an anniversary to celebrate: The start of the Sarah Palin takedown by the TV press

    Here's an anniversary to celebrate: The start of the Sarah Palin takedown by the TV press
    I held off on writing about this on Monday out of deference to the righteous national remembrance of 9/11 that many Americans took part in. But this week brings another anniversary, a far less sacred one to be sure, but one that is nevertheless worth...
  • The U.S economy doesn't need a government stimulus package

    Former President Bill Clinton told the Democratic National Convention that President Obama has a plan to rescue the economy but that Republicans have stood in his way. From this you might think that the economy requires government intervention to create...
  • Both sides gear up for same-sex marriage fight

    Both sides gear up for same-sex marriage fight
    Gay rights activists, religious leaders and politicians are gearing up for two months of campaigning on the Maryland referendum to strike down same-sex marriage legislation that passed in March. Hot off the political conventions in Tampa and Charlotte,...
  • Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin comes to Baltimore

    Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin comes to Baltimore
    Even when Jeffrey Toobin is absolutely, positively, flat-out wrong, it's worth listening to what he has to say about the U.S. Supreme Court. Toobin, an Emmy Award-winning senior analyst for CNN and a staff writer for The New Yorker not only is smart,...
  • Another episode in Romney's foreign policy follies

    Another episode in Romney's foreign policy follies
    Once again, with his intemperate criticisms of the handling of the anti-American episodes in Egypt and Libya, Mitt Romney has leaped before looking into the arena of President Barack Obama's greatest political strength. In accusing the Obama...
  • No wonder Obama's not running on his record

    If I were President Obama, I would not try to defend my record of the last almost four years and instead ignore it completely, depending on charm rhetoric and likability for reelection ("Obama's downsized ambitions," Sept. 9). Certainly there has been...
  • Time for school choice in Chicago

    Time for school choice in Chicago
    "There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time." -- Calvin Coolidge, responding to the 1919 Boston police strike This oft-quoted line from the then-governor of Massachusetts might be updated to include "the public...
  • Maybe give sanity a try

    It has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity. Immediately after the late election, the outbreaks of...