| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For most of his first term in office, President Barack Obama tended to play down race as a factor in his policy decisions. "I'm not the president of black America," he once said, "I'm the president of the United States of America." That unifying message...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Tomi B. Finkle started her law enforcement career with the U.S. Capitol Police in the late 1970s, when she was a man. By the time she retired as a sergeant in 2002, she was ready to begin a new life as a woman.
The Charles County resident continued to...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:59 PM
The Maryland Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would prohibit discrimination against transgender people.
The Fairness for All Marylanders Act, which passed the Senate, 32-15, now goes to the House of Delegates. The measure would expand Maryland's anti-...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:21 PM
With signs in the hall saying “Carson 2016” and “Run Ben, Run,” Dr. Ben Carson doubled down on some of his most controversial statements in a speech Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Gregory Lawrence said Monday he plans to appeal the Maryland Aviation Administration's decision last week to terminate him from his job as BWI Airport's acting fire chief.
Lawrence, the first African-American to lead the airport fire department,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Gay rights advocates and the state legislator who introduced legislation this session to ban so-called "gay conversion therapy" in Maryland have withdrawn the bill, saying they will instead pursue regulatory oversight of the controversial practice....
| Mar 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"Those who do not embrace change will die."
How often do we hear cliches like that in business? They are the equivalent of baseball's, "We just got to play 'em one day at a time." (And allow me to slide in a springtime note of hope for the Orioles to...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Ben Blake envisions a future where academics from New York and Boston will catch Amtrak trains to Baltimore's Penn Station with the singular purpose of becoming immersed in one of the country's most compelling archives on the gay rights movement.
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:34 AM
One day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for espionage in the largest breach of classified documents in the nation's history, U.S. soldier Bradley Manning made a request of all of us: to stop calling him Brad, and start calling her Chelsea....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, speaking for the first time since he was charged with espionage for leaking thousands of military and diplomatic documents, apologized that his actions hurt the United States and told a judge Wednesday that he was "dealing...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:22 AM
A total of 7,164 people were the victim of a reported hate crime across the country in 2012, with 19.2 percent of them targeted because of their sexual orientation, according to new data released by the FBI on Monday.
The numbers show a decline compared...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
One of the main obstacle facing the Republican Party in the 2014, 2016 and thereafter will be its desire to turn back the clock to a time when the majority of citizens who could vote were white.
Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. claims that "Tea party...