| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
There was much to celebrate when the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last month. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its allies have worked long and hard to end discrimination based on sexual orientation,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The Maryland Republican Party is weighing whether to open its primary elections to independent voters, a plan some envision delivering statewide victories that have largely eluded the party.
A contingent frustrated with consistent Republicans losses...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Baltimore on Monday evening to express outrage over the Trayvon Martin case but also to use the teen as a symbol of systemic issues facing the black community in the city and around the country.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 11:36 AM
While the usual suspects of Maryland politics, the candidates, the fundraisers, the loyalists, the lobbyists and groupies are dining on crabs and beer Wednesday at the annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield, a couple dozen volunteers will...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:03 AM
It's "Hollywood Night" which of course means an opening number to a Bjork song. Bill Nye has a "badly torn tendon" in his leg. I bet that's him out.
Leah Remini & Tony Dovolani
"Skyfall," from the James Bond film of the same name, originally...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Maureen Hall cradled the bulbous, papier-mache mask with its black feathers and orange beak. The temperature had pushed past 90 degrees, but the 6th-grade teacher from Parkville didn't hesitate to pull it over her head as onlookers snapped photos of her...
| Sep 29, 2013
Maryland voters might not be ready, but six candidates with their eye on the governor's mansion are poised to start running in earnest — touring the state, signing up volunteers and raising millions of dollars for a spirited race.
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Legislators in Annapolis were less reliably green this year, as many saw their scores slip in the annual report card issued Monday by the Maryland League of Conservation Voters.
While lawmakers earned praise for approving bills promoting offshore wind...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Eighteen times, he suited up for baseball's All-Star Game. No American Leaguer has played in more. The two trophies Cal Ripken Jr. won as the game's Most Valuable Player gleam, plain to see, in the former Oriole's Reisterstown home.
Ripken played in the...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Rand Paul did just fine at Howard University, thank you very much. Or at least, that's how he remembers it.
Mr. Paul, GOP senator from Kentucky, told the Christian Science Monitor on Wednesday that his recent visit to Howard didn't go so bad at all....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:42 AM
This month, Kimberly Perry, the new head of D.C. Vote, acknowledged the fatigue of past efforts to gain federal voting rights for the residents of Washington, D.C., and told The Washington Post, "there's always been the discussion of retrocession [to...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:53 PM
A Frederick County woman pleaded guilty to voter fraud after she was charged with signing her dead mother's name on an absentee ballot in the 2012 presidential election, the state prosecutor's office announced Thursday.
Elsie Virginia Schildt, 46, was...