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  • A race to the bottom on concealed-carry gun laws

    A race to the bottom on concealed-carry gun laws
    When 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner brought a loaded Glock 19 with a 33-round ammunition magazine to a Tucson grocery store parking lot in January, he broke the law only when he opened fire on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others at her constituent event....
  • Who's to blame for America's nasty politics? Tom Brokaw.

    Who's to blame for America's nasty politics? Tom Brokaw.
    You know who I blame for the terrible tone in American politics? Tom Brokaw. No, not the man himself, but what he represents. Since Dan Rather famously beclowned himself, Mr. Brokaw stands as the last of the respected "voice of God" news anchors (CBS...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more
    Everything you need to know about what's going on 11/14-11/20. MOVIES OPENING (Friday; Subject to change) Being Elmo¬† Happy Feet 2 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 NOTABLE TV MONDAY Basketball Wives L.A. (season finale; 8 p.m.; VH1)...
  • Face the facts: Gun control laws don't save lives

    I wasn't surprised to see letters to the editor about last week's column from people who cling to their heartfelt notion that if we just had more sensible gun control laws, the assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that resulted in six deaths...
  • 2011, the year of winning by losing

    2011, the year of winning by losing
    Charlie Sheen was clearly the man of the year. You'll recall that 2011 began with the oafish actor celebrating his own narcotic and sexual crapulence like a victorious gladiator working the crowds. He was egged on by a media with as much decency as the...
  • Police officer now present at County Council meetings

    You might have noticed someone new at recent Howard County Council Meetings: an armed police officer. Since July 1, a uniformed officer has been present at all County Council legislative sessions and public hearings. The change was made at the...
  • Tea party: They call us names because they fear our strength

    Tea party: They call us names because they fear our strength
    Last January, after the tragic attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left her severely wounded and six people dead, President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea to the nation to tone down political and partisan rhetoric. So it's both surprising and...
  • In our supposed democracy, guns continue to rule

    In our supposed democracy, guns continue to rule
    In a democracy, nothing is supposed to matter more than the will of the people. So it was painful to watch last week as the will of the people was overturned and one of Arizona's duly elected representatives was forced from office. It wasn't a recall...
  • Jeffrey Zaslow, co-author of The Last Lecture and Girls from Ames, dies

    Jeffrey Zaslow, co-author of The Last Lecture and Girls from Ames, dies
    Sad news today -- Jeffrey Zaslow, who wrote such popular non-fiction as "The Last Lecture" and "The Girls from Ames," died today in a car crash in Michigan. The Wall Street Journal, where he has worked as a reporter, said that he died after losing control...
  • Books for the under-15 set: Justin Bieber, Stephen Colbert and Mark Kelly

    Books for the under-15 set: Justin Bieber, Stephen Colbert and Mark Kelly
    A flurry of new children's books is headed for the shelves, and the authors carry some very familiar names, including Stephen Colbert. A look at the future: -- Colbert's book, "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" is scheduled for a May 8 release, according to...
  • Katie Couric To Give 2014 Commencement Speech At Trinity

    Katie Couric To Give 2014 Commencement Speech At Trinity
    HARTFORD — Journalist and television personality Katie Couric will be the commencement speaker for the Trinity College Class of 2014, the school announced this week. Couric, who hosts her own daytime talk show and also works as a global anchor for...
  • Georgia gun rights bill goes far

    Its official name is the Safe Carry Protection Act. Critics call it the "guns everywhere bill." Legislation awaiting the governor's signature in Georgia would allow guns in bars, churches, airports and schools. It has drawn national attention...