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  • Crime and racial politics

    Crime and racial politics
    The statistics Thomas F. Schaller quoted about murder cases and drug arrests have to be flawed, I think ("A welcome call for soul-searching about race," July 24). I am willing to bet that what drives them are that the blacks on trial for murder and...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson joins fight against youth jail in Baltimore

    Rev. Jesse Jackson joins fight against youth jail in Baltimore
    Activists fighting a state plan to build a new $70 million juvenile detention facility in Baltimore received some high-profile backing Thursday night, as the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson joined their cause. "We must revive the war on poverty tonight, not the...
  • North Baltimore a world away from daily struggles of those living in poverty

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Baltimore on Nov. 8 to propose a reallocation of $70 million in funds currently allocated by the state for a new juvenile jail. Jackson, City Council President Jack Young, local ministers and others organizers of the...
  • Obama was sizzle, not steak, and now the sizzle is gone

    Obama was sizzle, not steak, and now the sizzle is gone
    It was the Puss in Boots eyes. If you've seen the "Shrek" movies or the spin-off cartoon starring the storybook cat voiced by Antonio Banderas, you know what I'm talking about. Whenever Puss in Boots really needs something from someone, he flashes...
  • Race and crime in Baltimore

    Race and crime in Baltimore
    It's unfortunate when an everyday accident happens but it's sad when columnist Dan Rodricks and Michael Hanchard use it to play the race card ("Man sees race, indifference in experience with Baltimore police," April 13). First, if as Michael Hanchard...
  • On stage and in memory, oppression of the past still haunts Zimbabwe [Commentary]

    Earlier this year, I saw a powerful play set in Zimbabwe in the 1890s (when it was called Rhodesia) that brought back some disturbing memories of my visit there about 15 years ago. "The Convert," the first in a trilogy being written by Zimbabwean award-...
  • When 'Negro' was in vogue

    When 'Negro' was in vogue
    The Census Bureau announced last week that it is dropping the use of the term "Negro" to describe black Americans in its population surveys. I suspect few will mourn the word's passing. Today Americans of African descent, especially younger ones, almost...
  • Harford voters pick Dukakis, Bush in presidential primary

    From The Aegis dated March 10, 1988: In a primary in which 35 percent of Harford voters cast a ballot, Michael Dukakis and George Bush won their respective races. Dukakis got 9,396 votes for president on the Democratic side in Harford, more than 7,...
  • Probation violation threatens Dixon's plea deal

    Probation violation threatens Dixon's plea deal
    Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon could face the loss of her city pension — and possibly prison time — after being charged with a probation violation connected to a plea deal she struck on perjury and theft allegations. Dixon was $13,640...
  • Wednesday morning talkers: Weiner coached woman to lie

    On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. Articles:  • It keeps getting worse: Weiner...
  • Men behaving badly: Same sad story, once again

    Men behaving badly: Same sad story, once again
    Let's roll out the list. It includes, in no particular order of sluttishness: Kwame Kilpatrick; Jesse Jackson; James McGreevey; Ted Haggard; Gary Condit; Mark Sanford; John Edwards; Bill Clinton; Newt Gingrich; Rudy Giuliani; Eliot Spitzer; Antonio...
  • Earth Day weekend: Not just another marketing opportunity

    Earth Day weekend: Not just another marketing opportunity
    Earth Day weekend is upon us.  I can tell because my email inbox is jammed with pitches for "green" products and corporate campaigns: Clothing made from recycled plastic bottles; natural skin care products; hybrid auto accessories, even pet waste...