| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Yesterday's mail brought a safety razor, a gift from those nice people at Gillette. I tried it out this morning, it is superior to my old one, and I will probably pay the extortionate price for replacement blades. But why, I wondered, were those nice...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:44 AM
At The Baltimore Sun we are scrupulous about referring to the Johns Hopkins University.
That is not, as some may imagine, because we are truckling to the largest employer in the city (or to the likelihood that Baltimore will eventually change its name...
| Jun 14, 2013
The latest open debate over security and privacy is a welcome pivot from the irksome father-knows-best attitude that has prevailed too long regarding the government's contention of superior judgment in the realm of national security.
As with most...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If there were any remaining doubts that what the CIA did to captured terrorist suspects in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks was torture, a report last week by an independent investigative panel should put them to rest. According to the report by the...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:00 PM
A 19-year-old naturalized American citizen is accused of committing a crime of violence in the United States, and a gaggle of elected officials are urging for him to be treated as an enemy combatant and placed in the hands of the military. Not just the...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Of the three major news stories last week, two of them — the Boston Marathon bombing and the Texas fertilizer explosion — received extensive news coverage.
But the third, the release of a report by a politically diverse group concluding...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 9:30 AM
It was great to read your editorial "The truth about torture" (April 23). It confirmed what the peace community has argued for years:
"Not only did the Bush administration indisputably engage in torturing prisoners to extract information, a practice...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:00 PM
I teach at Towson University in the College of Liberal Arts, where it is part of our core mission to help students develop their critical thinking abilities — a skills platform essential for career advancement. One key skill is finding the best...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:45 AM
What an irony! Just a few days ago the revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were enough to cause President Barack Obama to admit we need an open discussion about eavesdropping on our own citizens. Now, Mr. Snowden is Public Enemy No. 1 and Mr....
| Dec 8, 2012
| 12:46 PM
First, the Army told Frank Olson's sons that the Fort Detrick scientist's death in a fall from a 13th-floor window of a New York hotel had been an accident.
Then a presidential commission revealed that the CIA had given an unwitting Olson LSD as part of...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 7:15 PM
"Flight" (R). An airline pilot makes a heroic landing, but faces a level of scrutiny he didn't expect. With Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Tamara Tunie, Nadine Velazquez, Peter...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 6:14 PM
The younger of two men who admitted to stealing a wealth of culturally significant documents was sentenced Friday to a year and a day in federal prison, ending the prosecution of a case that began at the Maryland Historical Society and rattled archives,...