| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
— In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The Anne Arundel County Police Department should disband the executive protection unit that became entangled in the scandal that landed former County Executive John R. Leopold in jail, a task force recommended Monday.
The county should create a unit...
| 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.
| Jun 14, 2013
The latest open debate over security and privacy is a welcome pivot from the irksome father-knows-best attitude that has prevailed too long regarding the government's contention of superior judgment in the realm of national security.
As with most...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 AM
With city leaders pushing to impose earlier curfews on Baltimore's youth, civil liberties advocates and researchers say such measures don't deter crime and truancy and lead to police targeting children from poorer areas.
And though Police Commissioner...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:05 PM
It's a piece of history that many in Maryland want to forget: an underfunded, overcrowded, state-run mental hospital where African-American patients lived in squalid conditions, were given few helpful treatments and were made the subjects of experiments...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is concerned that Baltimore has stalled in its efforts to reduce crime, emphasizing that arrest rates have continued to fall as declines in violence have leveled off.
The governor has brought up the connection between the two...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:00 AM
A new poll commissioned in part by the American Civil Liberties Union found growing support in Maryland for both decriminalizing marijuana and legalizing it outright.
Two-thirds of residents surveyed supported eliminating jail time for marijuana...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I have been a life-long student of history, but there's something about the sudden recognition that injustices occurred at the now-defunct mental health hospital in Crownsville that is disturbing ("State pledges to examine patient treatment history at...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Seven Anne Arundel County women are being honored Sunday. Oct. 6, with the annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards.
Named for civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, the awards are given annually to women who honor Hamer's legacy with their community service. This...