| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Attorney General Eric H. Holder's plan to reduce overcrowding in federal prisons by instructing federal prosecutors to stop invoking mandatory minimum sentences against low-level, nonviolent drug offenders was a welcome, if overdue, announcement. The...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Let me take from its velvet box once more a treasured sentence from my tenure at The Baltimore Sun to see what it can tell us about journalism as she is practiced.
This is the sentence, the opening paragraph of a news story:
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Half a century ago this Wednesday, as a bright sun climbed the sky above downtown Washington, Douglas B. Sands, then 29, stood a few hundred feet from the Lincoln Memorial and looked out over the National Mall in wonder.
It was 8:30 in the morning on...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Trayvon Martin's tragic death has rekindled pervasive concerns about race in the United States. It has stimulated discussion of disturbing social trends, including the profiling of black and Latino men and racial bias in law, policing and the courts.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Matthew D. Green made a name for himself as the rare cryptography professor who will explain and critique the U.S. government's most controversial surveillance capabilities in layman's terms and unencumbered by a government security clearance or...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Lawmakers considered two competing bills Tuesday that would make Maryland among a handful of states to consider "revenge porn" a crime.
Vengefully posting naked pictures of an ex-lover online would carry jail time under the proposals weighed Tuesday,...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The politics surrounding marijuana in Maryland have come a long way during the last few years. A law allowing token penalties for those who claimed medical reasons for using the drug was controversial less than a decade ago. Now the state is launching a...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Most days, only a few women joined Betsy Cunningham's "Women in Black" anti-war protests. Sometimes she was all alone.
Through heat, rain and snow, she and her black-clad companions stood silently on the corner of Pratt and Light streets near Baltimore's...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Asking for money near Baltimore restaurants, shops or parking meters would be outlawed under legislation some City Council members say is needed to make residents and visitors feel safer.
The proposal, which heads to the full council for its...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:43 PM
For years, R. Todd Stevens drove by the old Crownsville Hospital Center and wondered about the closed psychiatric facility.
The hospital shut down in 2004, two years before Stevens moved just a couple miles down the road. He was surprised to learn the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Del. Jon Cardin wants to make "revenge porn" a felony that could result in a five-year prison term for posting compromising pictures of an ex-lover on the Internet
The Baltimore County Democrat plans to release details of his new bill Wednesday. If...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:52 PM
On the field next to Northeast Middle School, young refugees Abhishek Yonghang and Ahmed Osman kicked a soccer ball around, each grateful for the common connection as they adjust to a new life far from their former homes in Nepal and Somalia.