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It's about time. President Barack Obama's announcement today of new limits on drone strikes and his renewed call to close the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay were badly overdue. The United States has lost much credibility overseas with...
As a journalist, I'm a big believer in free speech, but also in the idea that bigotry and wrongdoing are fair game for scrutiny. Regardless of your political leanings, it's fair to say that publicly ridiculing others in a confrontational and...
The Howard County Human Rights Commission is seeking a student member to serve a one-year term. The student would serve from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 as a non-voting member on the commission. To be eligible, candidates must be a student under the...
Tags: Ken Ulman, Ellicott City, Minority Groups, Voting, Howard County
The hunger strike by inmates protesting conditions at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba is forcing the Obama administration to revisit its policy of indefinite detention without trial for terrorist suspects. It's about time. As Mr. Obama noted...
Fourth-graders from Halstead Academy and Pleasant Plains Elementary had the opportunity to study bay life up close when they participated in a Living Classrooms sailing expedition. Funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the program allowed the students to...
When Albina Digaeva, a Chechen who was granted political asylum in the United States, first learned that the Boston bombing suspects were from Chechnya, she called the California family who initially put her up when she arrived 15 years ago and...
Westminster resident Nicholas Bullis has been named the national video winner in the 2012-2013 First Freedom Student Competition. Bullis, a junior at Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore, will receive a $2,500 award for his video of more than...
Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland recently met with the family of Sergei Magnitsky. The reasons for the meeting: In 2009, Mr. Magnitsky was jailed in Russia for exposing governmental corruption. While in prison, he died after allegedly being tortured. In...
Tags: John Kerry, Trials, U.S. Congress, Russia, Civil Rights
Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to meet Thursday with the family of a Russian lawyer whose death sparked an international outcry over human rights in that country, renewing focus on a controversy that has complicated U.S.-Russian relations at a sensitive...
Tags: U.S. Senate, Russia, Lawyers, White House, Civil Rights
It was great to read your editorial "The truth about torture" (April 23). It confirmed what the peace community has argued for years: "Not only did the Bush administration indisputably engage in torturing prisoners to extract information, a practice...
The Baltimore SunContinuing to address the age and flexibility of their roster, the Ravens are planning to release reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, a veteran known primarily for his work on special teams and his advocacy of same-sex marriage. The move is expected...
A Baltimore County Council member has withdrawn a controversial bill that sought to bar protests near public and private schools in the county — a measure that drew wide criticism from organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union,...
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