| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
And no longer would those who...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:00 AM
I am not a Washington Redskins fan; quite the contrary — I worked there in 1999-2000 and had a very negative experience.
Yet what is happening with the protests over the team's name is a disturbing example of what can happen when certain members...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Professional sports is not a rational undertaking. Fans will pay astronomical ticket prices, build palace-like billion-dollar stadiums for their teams and tattoo on their bodies the names of players who are themselves wholly indifferent to where they...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:20 PM
The mishandling of thousands of documents at the Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs delayed payments in excess of $25,000 to some veterans, according to new details made public Monday by the department's inspector general....
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Tariq Abu Khdeir and his cousin, Muhammed Abu Khdeir — one a Palestinian born in Baltimore and the other a Palestinian living in Jerusalem — got to know each other on Facebook in anticipation of a family wedding and a monthlong family...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 9:30 AM
If my tax dollars were being spent on hard research generating hard scientific data and conclusions, I might be somewhat less offended at this taxpayer waste ("Morgan State warned of problems with its largest research program," June 25). However, Morgan...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Every day, hundreds of people walk or drive by an impressive, if somewhat understated, bronze tablet mounted on a large rock, "sacred to the men of Harford County who made the supreme sacrifice during The World War," that sits in front of the Gen....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Take a minute and Google the term "Internal Revenue Service" or "IRS," and you will find no shortage of famous quotes from people who are fearful of it. The federal agency has been compared to the Gestapo, the Mafia and the Lord Almighty. Such is the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Sadly, commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. repeats the babble of religious conservatives who claim that the "free exercise" of religion includes the right to impose their own religion on everyone else at government meetings or other government-sponsored...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The American people need forthright members of Congress to keep us informed — to the extent possible — about what the government is doing to us in our name. As there are no external sources of information on the classified portions of the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. missed a seminal fact in his recent column on public prayer ("Freedom of, not from, religion," June 1).
To wit: The Senate unanimously ratified the Treaty of Tripoli in 1797, whose Article XI read in part that "the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:24 AM
When traveling this summer, you will likely encounter some combination of traffic on the highway, large crowds and delays at the airport and high gas prices. Some of this is the natural result of vacation season, but these experiences are also due to...