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Freedom of the Press

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  • Oliver leader quits board after military record questioned

    Oliver leader quits board after military record questioned
    Earl L. Johnson appeared to be the ideal face for a broad effort by current and former service members to clean up his troubled East Baltimore neighborhood of Oliver. The charismatic veteran told stories of serving for years with the elite Army Rangers,...
  • Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'

    Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'
    The longer former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden stays holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport while Russian President Vladimir Putin cynically proclaims him a martyr to freedom of speech...
  • Sinclair Broadcast buying eight stations for nearly $1B

    Sinclair Broadcast buying eight stations for nearly $1B
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s buying spree continued Monday when the Hunt Valley broadcaster announced its largest deal to date at nearly $1 billion. Sinclair plans to buy eight larger-market television stations, including NewsChannel 8 and the ABC...
  • Finding balance in the troubling case of Bradley Manning

    Finding balance in the troubling case of Bradley Manning
    There was no question that Pfc. Bradley Manning broke the law when he released hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks. He admitted as much in pleading guilty to a number of the lesser charges against him, and his motivations —...
  • Paul T. Walker Sr., lawyer

    Paul T. Walker Sr., lawyer
    Paul T. Walker Sr., a partner in the Washington law firm of Walker & Walker Associates who was moved to become a lawyer because of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, died July 25 of sarcoidosis at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 70. "Throughout...
  • There are good reasons to boycott the Winter Olympics in Russia

    There are good reasons to boycott the Winter Olympics in Russia
    Kevin Rector made some good arguments for not boycotting the Sochi Olympics, but he is overlooking some important issues ("Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move," Aug. 1). First, the law prohibiting gay propaganda is...
  • Scandals put presidential credibility on the line

    Scandals put presidential credibility on the line
    When the storm of administration scandals first hit President Barack Obama, he offered a good impersonation of Claude Raines in "Casablanca," expressing shock that gambling was going on in Rick's saloon. His verbal outrage at the snooping of the IRS and...
  • Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

    Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case
    Bradley Manning, the junior Army analyst convicted of espionage for leaking thousands of classified documents, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday, reigniting a debate over how far the government should go to punish those who disclose secret...
  • Never mind the widows and orphans

    Close attention to detail is a good thing in a copy editor. We want the text to be factually accurate, grammatical, and clear. But that attention to detail carries with it the hazard of becoming obsessed with trifles.  Take, for example, the "widow,"...
  • Szasz turned psychiatry on its head

    Thomas Stephen Szasz, arguably the world's foremost psychiatrist, died Sept. 8. 2012. Former psychiatrist and current columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote that "Szasz is the kind of author no one reads but everyone knows about." That's unfortunate. Too...
  • Talking politics at work

    Talking politics at work
    Keeping your opinions to yourself at work might not be easy in today's supercharged political climate. With the general election just weeks away, political discussions naturally come up in offices, on campuses and at job sites throughout the Baltimore...
  • Running: Rosasco and Webster lead winners in Aberdeen CROP 5K

    Mark Rosasco and Olivia Webster were the swiftest runners in the annual CROP 5K in Aberdeen Saturday. Rosasco, 50, of Arnold, won the men's race in 19:34. He took over the pace-setting from Kirk Ingold after the first mile and opened a lead of 150...