| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Maryland's high school graduation rate has been climbing steadily for the past four years and reached nearly 85 percent — far above the national average — this past June, according to data released Tuesday.
More students from every corner...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:52 AM
In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:07 PM
When Benjamin Jealous, at 35, became the youngest person ever to lead the NAACP in 2008, he took over an institution with a venerable name but whose greatest triumphs appeared to lie in the past. Mr. Jealous, who announced last week that he will step down...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:17 AM
As we appear to be in a public-comment period regarding the proposed secession of five western counties from Maryland, I have a few additional observations to offer. But let me start with a summary of reasons for the separatist movement provided in dozens...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The "What part of illegal don't you understand?" crowd is so busy hating they can't think straight. The letter writer who claims to have witnessed "illegals" in accidents seems most concerned that they didn't have insurance ("Licenses for illegal...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
There was an interesting article in The Sun indicating that Baltimore City is gaining residents despite its myriad problems while Carroll County is losing them ("Hard times alter area population patterns," March 24). So much so that the county's new...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In Annapolis, some conservative Republicans — having apparently not taken notice of the 2012 election and the conundrum facing their party over its hard-line immigration stance at the national level — are lambasting a proposal to expand and...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Obama for president
Four years ago, President Barack Obama took office as the economy was in steep decline with millions in the process of losing their jobs, the nation was locked in seemingly endless military conflicts, Wall Street firms were...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 11:49 AM
A leading immigrant rights group has endorsed state Sen. Rob Garagiola in Maryland's competitive 6th Congressional District race.
CASA in Action, the political arm of CASA de Maryland, announced Monday it had endorsed Garagiola in the April 3 primary...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:28 PM
The state's top court has agreed to decide if Maryland's Dream Act will be on the ballot this fall.
The Court of Appeals said this week it will hear CASA de Maryland's appeal of a judge's decision to allow the referendum on the 2010 law. The court...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Supporting the Maryland Dream Act, which allows children of undocumented immigrants who have graduated from a Maryland high school to attend state colleges and universities at the same in-state tuition rate as other residents, is a win for them and for...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Proponents of Maryland's Dream Act allowing the children of undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition rates say it is wrong to "punish" an innocent child whose parents brought them to this country before their 16th birthday. An unlocked...