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  • Extremists in Congress behave like the American Taliban

    Apparently, part of the Republican Party in Washington has been taken over by a religious cult. This cult is righteous, dogmatic, disciplined, intolerant and dictatorial. It is quite willing to hijack the legislative process to ensure that its demands are...
  • 'America's Next Top Model' back for 14th season

     
    It’s the 14th season of America’s Next Top Model, and we’ve basically seen it all. We all know what to expect — sob-story beauties, stank attitudes, dramatic transformations and extra loads of self-absorbed antics from creator/...
  • A wide range of reactions to new pope

    When the Rev. Denis J. Sweeney heard the news, he tore down the halls of St. Mary's Catholic school in Annapolis, high-fiving students and encouraging them to shout, "Three cheers for the new pope." But 30 miles away, at the Hyattsville headquarters of...
  • 'Hairspray' yields many happy returns

    "Hairspray" will go down in theater history as the quintessential Broadway success story. The production, based on Baltimorean John Waters' 1988 cult movie, focuses on a tubby teenager who wins her way onto a local TV show in 1962 and integrates the...
  • 'Hairspray' is coming home, hon

    How do you bring Baltimore to Baltimore? With 10 semi-trailer trucks, 400 pairs of false eyelashes, six yards of feather boa trim, two mechanized rats and a lot of crossed fingers. Thirteen months after opening on Broadway and three months after winning...
  • 1st `Romper Room' teacher Nancy Claster dies at 82

    For a generation of children, a high point of their day was sitting in front of the television to watch "Romper Room," hoping Miss Nancy would see them in her "magic mirror." "Romper bomper stomper boo, tell me, tell me, tell me do, magic mirror tell...
  • Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'

    Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'
    Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. "For some time now I have felt in my heart deep pain and suffering,"...
  • Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance

    Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance
    Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked. But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
  • No denying climate change deniers

    People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
  • Hypocrisy guides Presbyterian decision: My Word

    Hypocrisy guides Presbyterian decision: My Word
    Without a little hypocrisy, who among us could survive? The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), however, seems determined to make hypocrisy its guiding moral principle. The Rev. Jeffrey DeYoe Sr.'s defense in Friday's Sentinel of the...
  • Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway

    Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway
    Also appended, Stephen Breyer's concurring dissent. As I do from time to time, I generated a plain-text version of this opinion for ease of cutting, pasting and reading, and attempted to insert extra reader-friendly paragraph breaks. For the whole...
  • TV goes full nerdy, fleshing out the tech world

    TV goes full nerdy, fleshing out the tech world
    Shall we play a game? (Y/N)? Y IF Y THEN: Jog your memory. Circle back through every TV show you've ever watched, picture every movie you've ever seen, remember every book you've ever read — consider the totality of your consumption of popular...