| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:14 AM
In the world of John G. Roberts Jr., it appears the only true case of government corruption is the "American Hustle" style of handing over a pile of money to a congressman in some smoke-filled backroom deal. Yet here in the real world, we've come to...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A divided Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on how much money wealthy donors may spend on elections, a decision that could pour vast sums of new cash into the nation's increasingly expensive system of campaign finance.
The 5-4 ruling...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:35 PM
A divided Carroll County board of commissioners voted Tuesday to no longer invoke Jesus Christ in prayers before government sessions, a measure one commissioner said “binds me to an act of disobedience against my Christian faith.”
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Thanks for publishing the article "Lawsuit targets use of warrantless NSA wiretaps in criminal prosecutions" (April 7). It seems that Jamshid Muhtorov, accused of providing support to a terrorist group, was a victim of FBI and National Security Agency...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Letter writer Brad Schwartz writes that no one is prevented from praying "outside the courthouse" and asks "how is that suppressing [an individual's] right to free speech?" ("Prayer -- even by a citizen -- shouldn't be allowed at Carroll meetings,"...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
I have a deep, abiding faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ. I can pray anywhere and any time I wish. I simply do it in silence ("Carroll County's Frazier discusses prayer, freedom of speech," April 5).
I am a strong believer in the separation of church...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:01 PM
— Newly named to head Baltimore's public schools, Gregory E. Thornton has unfinished business in the district he is leaving behind after 31/2 tumultuous years.
Wearing a red T-shirt, he arrived Friday at a school where, to peals of laughter, the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
How many attacks on the First Amendment is President Obama going to be allowed before he’s universally denounced as a worse enemy of the press than Richard Nixon?
I have been comparing Obama to Nixon in his disdain for the First...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Baltimore County police say they are investigating a weekend confrontation between an officer and a man filming an arrest in downtown Towson, footage of which was posted online and spread Tuesday.
The 2 minute, 24-second video shows Baltimore County...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Mitchell K. "Mitch" Alexander, director of events services at McDaniel College who earlier had been student activities director, died Feb. 19 at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 56.
"We do not have a cause of death and the results of an autopsy are pending,"...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:45 PM
A Baltimore County Auxiliary Police sergeant who confronted a bystander filming an arrest early Sunday morning in Towson and told the videographer that he "lost" his Constitutional rights has been put on administrative duties pending the outcome of an...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:00 PM
When Sergio Gutierrez pulled out his iPhone to film an arrest taking place outside of The Greene Turtle on York Road in Towson late Saturday, he didn't expect the video would go viral.
But when Baltimore County police officers saw Gutierrez standing...