| Apr 27, 2013
| 1:38 PM
In a career that's spanned more than four decades in four states, Gary D. Maynard has dealt with inmate sex scandals, prison riots, suicides and shrinking public safety budgets.
Last week, the Maryland corrections secretary faced a bank of TV cameras...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
My periodic "Did You Know" columns tend to raise the blood pressure of more conservative readers who are embarrassed/angry/frustrated by the increasingly aggressive counter-cultural policies of the hard left and their allies in Hollywood, on campus, and...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:33 PM
A group of students at the Johns Hopkins University is reviving a campus anti-abortion group that members say will perform "sidewalk counseling" — attempting to discourage pregnant women entering clinics from going through with the procedure....
| Mar 25, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Last Monday, the United States celebrated the 50th anniversary of the seminal Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright. The next day saw the Maryland Senate vote to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. There is a synchronicity...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:11 PM
A 2013 Maryland General Assembly bill bearing the name of a Howard County teenager who killed herself last year is expected to be signed into law, but it stands on shaky constitutional ground, an official of the Maryland ACLU said.
The "Misuse of...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:59 PM
When Peggy Young became pregnant with her third child, she said a supervisor told her she was a liability and not to come back to work as a UPS package delivery driver in Landover until she had the baby.
"I was very upset because I wanted to work; I...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:47 PM
A Baltimore County Council member has withdrawn a controversial bill that sought to bar protests near public and private schools in the county — a measure that drew wide criticism from organizations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,...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Maryland could become one of a handful of states that grant special driver's licenses to illegal immigrants under legislation garnering strong support in Annapolis.
The bill, passed by the Senate on Monday, would expand and make permanent an existing...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Judges and lawyers — including prosecutors — with whom I have talked all think that marijuana arrests and prosecutions are destructive, costly and ineffective. They agree with the ACLU of Maryland's Susan Goering that marijuana should be...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 5:32 PM
In a long-sought victory for Baltimore, the Maryland Senate approved a $1 billion financing plan Friday for an unprecedented systemwide drive to rebuild and renovate the city's crumbling school buildings.
The measure passed easily on a bipartisan vote of...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Anyone hearing the ACLU's position on single-sex education would think something troubling is afoot in almost every town in America. The ACLU claims that single-sex education is an unlawful form of discrimination and that its supposed benefits are based...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Maryland has little idea how much it owes a mother, a lawmaker and a football player. Christine McComas, Del. Jon Cardin and Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens are the driving forces behind the proposed cyber bullying bill that will save teenagers' lives....