| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:11 AM
The best that can be said for the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action in college admissions is that it did not immediately and totally ban the practice. But the decision to send a University of Texas at Austin case back to the appeals court...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 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
| 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 25, 2013
| 3:20 AM
The Howard County Council is on track to take a vote on the comprehensive zoning bill at a legislative session Thursday afternoon.
"We're in the home stretch," council chair Jen Terrasa said at the group's final work session Wednesday.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Constance Baker Motley, the great civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was not planning to attend the now-famous civil rights March on Washington 50 years ago this month. She was exhausted. As one of Martin Luther King's lawyers during...