| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:20 PM
President Barack Obama and officials in Iran have suggested that they will extend current talks about the Islamic State's nuclear program beyond Sunday's deadline if no agreement is reached. It is essential that they do so and that hard-line voices on...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman on Monday announced that he plans to loosen some of the restrictions in an executive order that banned sugary sodas and other high-calorie drinks at county-sponsored events.
The rule generated a passionate community...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:57 PM
A group of Baltimore students are calling on the school board to pull out of its agreement to purchase energy from a planned plant that would burn waste within a mile of two schools in one of the most polluted neighborhoods of the city.
| May 15, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Back in November, we reported that Baltimore was among just 25 cities across the country to receive top marks for LGBT equality in municipal policies, according to an analysis by the Human Rights Campaign.
The organization's Municipality Equality...
| May 18, 2014
| 5:51 AM
Cornell William Brooks, an attorney and minister from Northern Virginia, will lead the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization at a time when the NAACP is experiencing a resurgence in influence and recruitment but struggling with budget...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Sen. Ben Cardin will join a congressional delegation headed to Ukraine this weekend to monitor the country's presidential election, which is taking place amid that country's tense standoff with Russia.
The Maryland Democrat and member of the Senate...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Wow, it sure has taken a long time for this story to get out! Last month over 20 young girls were kidnapped! Talk about "snail news!" ("Nigeria sect threatens to sell abducted girls into slavery," May 6.)
I learned the story just a week ago from a...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The two women who successfully challenged the constitutionality of the federal law banning same-sex marriage received honorary degrees during Johns Hopkins University's commencement ceremonies in Baltimore on Thursday.
Many in the audience of students,...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
These last few years will go down as a time when Marylanders took steps to recognize the humanity of those who have too often been marginalized. In 2011, the General Assembly voted to stop penalizing children whose parents brought them to the United...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
To attack a candidate for taking a picture with one of hundreds of attendees at an event in support of their candidacy is both absurd and hypocritical ("Jon Cardin rejects rapper's support after learning of criminal charges," June 5).
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Mohamed Morsi Hosni Mobarak Egypt presidential election
As expected, former Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won the latest Egyptian election for president by a landslide, giving the military establishment total control of all...
| Apr 27, 2014
These days, his Western business suits and ties have given way to Afghan turbans and tunics. Instead of anthropology students and fellow faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University, tribal elders and international aid officials are more likely to seek...