| Sep 16, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Even when Jeffrey Toobin is absolutely, positively, flat-out wrong, it's worth listening to what he has to say about the U.S. Supreme Court.
Toobin, an Emmy Award-winning senior analyst for CNN and a staff writer for The New Yorker not only is smart,...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:19 PM
With so many tens of millions of dollars flowing into political campaigns anonymously this year, it's hard to believe anyone would oppose some minimum level of disclosure. After all, it was Justice Anthony Kennedy who wrote in the infamous Citizens United...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Who's buying our democracy? Wall Street financiers, the Koch brothers, and casino magnates Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, among others. And they're doing much of it in secret.
It's a perfect storm -- the combination of three waves that are about to...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:23 AM
The Supreme Court's decisions today in two cases related to gay marriage represent a tremendous step forward in the quest for equality, and they will provide real and important protections and benefits for millions of families from Maryland to California....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:26 AM
The Supreme Court's decision today to uphold Maryland's law allowing the collection of DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes upholds the interests of justice, the Constitution and common sense. Concerns that the DNA samples could violate...
| Mar 2, 2013
President Barack Obama could have stayed out of the case against California's ban on gay marriage, known as Proposition 8. The federal government isn't a party to the case, and Mr. Obama could have hidden behind the precedent of previous administrations...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:19 PM
If the tenor of their questions is any indication, the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared evenly divided in the challenge to California's law banning gay marriage, with Justice Anthony Kennedy, predictably, in the middle. But rather than deciding...
| Nov 7, 2012
Maryland made history yesterday as the first state to approve gay marriage at the ballot box. The outcome on Question 6 was notable not just for what it will mean for thousands of gays and lesbians whose relationships will now be recognized as equal to...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Working out of a Highlandtown studio, Ben Walsh and his small team of video game developers recently created My Pet Rock, a family-friendly Facebook game.
But, Walsh said, some day he might decide to design a video game for a more, er, mature audience ...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:29 AM
Think money doesn't talk? Try telling that to this year's GOP presidential hopefuls, whose fates are more than ever tied to a handful of wealthy donors who bankroll the super PACs that raise and spend unlimited amounts of cash on their behalf. Campaign...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 2:01 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court made an important ruling for the cause of fairness when it decided this week that the right to effective counsel extends to plea bargains and not just trials. As Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion in the 5-4 case,...