| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Affirmative action in higher education raises difficult questions of access and fairness. Opponents argue that it discriminates against whites and certain other groups, while proponents emphasize that it increases opportunities for underrepresented...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:09 PM
A CAUTION TO READERS: Objectionable language is discussed in this post. Those of you with delicate sensibilities may wish to give it a pass.
One of the linguistic aspects of the George Zimmerman trial is the dispute over the meaning of the word...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:37 AM
The Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground has placed an engineer on administrative leave after a civil rights organization accused him of having ties to white supremacy groups.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:48 PM
In his latest criticism of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Del. Pat McDonough says she is “creating a super magnet” for illegal immigration by encouraging Latinos and other immigrants to move to the city.
The Baltimore County...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 11:04 AM
With all the protests and violence in Arab and Muslim countries generated by a despicable and demeaning film about Islam, here is a sobering prediction: There will be more such films and clips, they will be even more provocative, and they will generate...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In the aftermath of the Aurora, Colo., slaughter, the question went forth on all of the political chatter shows: "Will this reopen the debate over gun control?"
That's the script. When heinous monsters kill people with guns, we tend to talk about the...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:42 AM
Well, Bravo jumped right into the drama on this week's episode of "The Real Housewives of New York City."
For some reason Sonja thought it would be a good idea to invite Ramona to her business meeting with Heather and James, the logo designer.
| Aug 8, 2012
| 12:52 PM
As a result of my representation of a 10-year-old boy who was brutally mauled by a neighbor's pit bull, I have recently been thrust into a heated and, at times, toxic public debate concerning the dangerousness of certain breeds of dogs. This debate has...
| Aug 12, 2012
You know some things never change when the GOP presidential candidate starts criticizing his Democratic opponent for handing out checks to undeserving layabouts who are too lazy to work. Remember Ronald Reagan's "welfare queens" driving Cadillacs and...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:09 PM
In an interview with Salon Magazine, Columbia native and author Michael Chabon discusses how his new, racially charged novel was, in part, shaped by his upbringing in Columbia.
In the interview, the Pulitzer-prize winning author said the racial themes in...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
One of the few things Americans on both sides of the partisan divide can agree on is that this election is shaping up to be vexingly petty. The hunt for gaffes -- some real, many imagined -- has taken over. Mitt Romney's recent overseas tour, we are told,...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 8:31 PM
In a meeting that drew a standing-room-only crowd to its chambers, the Anne Arundel County Council voted Tuesday to support a recommendation by State Department of Health and Human Hygiene Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein to remove the county's health...