| May 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
In their commentary ("Six steps for post-Alonso school reform," May 14), Thomas Wilcox, Diane Bell-McKoy and Laura Gamble use many lofty and idealistic sounding words to promote their vision. However, it bears noting that education "reformers" are well-...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:58 PM
The day after riding in the Kentucky Derby, Kevin Krigger packed his family and gear and headed for Pimlico Race Course — by way of Cincinnati. A woman there had captured his heart. She was Liliane Casey, 88, whose father, Jimmy Winkfield, was the...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:21 AM
A Roland Park resident has created a "passport" to Druid Hill Park.
Janet Felsten, founder and director of the nonprofit group Baltimore Green Map, introduced the green-colored passport April 19 at a Baltimore Green Week kickoff party in the...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Is the American body politic suffering from an autoimmune disease?
The "hygiene hypothesis" is the scientific theory that the rise in asthma and other autoimmune maladies stems from the fact that babies are born into environments that are too clean. Our...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As we recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act, it is significant to note that the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan regions are among the most segregated in America. Last month, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:17 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of racial preference in college admissions on Wednesday, and that ought to be a concern for those who believe such policies have provided countless opportunities for minorities — and enriched the educational...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Well, I sure got that one wrong.
Four years ago, on the eve of the last presidential election, I wrote in this space of how the country has spent much of the last three decades "re-litigating" the 1960s, arguing over the changes wrought in that decade....
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:13 PM
Alumni and students from Maryland's four historically black universities took their long-held view that the state perpetuates racial segregation to court Tuesday, arguing that their institutions are underfunded.
The federal lawsuit calls on the state...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 1:46 PM
I have been watching the backlash against HBO's groundbreaking comedy "Girls" the last couple of weeks, and much of it looks to be coming from writers and wannabe critics who might just be jealous of Lena Dunham's success.
Racism is a complicated and...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:37 AM
I remember feeling trepidation when Jules Witcover and I, partners in writing our political column, joined The Baltimore Sun after the collapse of the Washington Star left us on the beach in August of 1981.
I was aware of The Sun's reputation for...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Lord help us, they're talking race again.
"They" meaning Republicans and Democrats. Race is a critical, sensitive and sometimes painful issue with relevance to everything from environmental policy to education reform to criminal justice to media to...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:50 AM
Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature around 33 degrees. It is expected to be mostly cloudy with scattered flurries and a low temperature around 31 degrees tonight.
Here are today's morning traffic...