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  • Who will be our next profiles in courage?

    One of the great works in politics and political rhetoric is John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage. Courage has always been important to the Kennedys, who created a Profile in Courage Award a generation ago, and the awards, although...
  • Immigration reform and the rescue of America's laborers

    Immigration reform and the rescue of America's laborers
    The political wisdom of today declares that the middle class must be rescued, but it's the lower class that is the most endangered segment of America. The working poor are squeezed between pressure from illegal labor and a stagnant economy. The health...
  • Is gun violence now the 'new normal'?

    Regarding recent statements by Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association about school security, I would ask whether the school he attended as a boy was made safe by armed guards or teachers ("Push under way to arm teachers after Newtown," Dec. 23)....
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Dec. 30, 2012

    now playing "Django Unchained" (R). A slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. With Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. TownMall Cinemas (12:15, 3:45, 7:20, 10:50 p.m.) "The...
  • E-book for fans of Lincoln movie

    E-book for fans of Lincoln movie
    I don't know about you, but watching the movie "Lincoln" sent me to the bookshelf and Internet to learn more about political wrangling over the adopition of the 13th Amendment. The movie was a great political science lesson, but it was obvious that...
  • Political winds of change put South Africa in charge of its wine industry

    Politics have been top-of-mind. And for obvious reasons. Seemingly benign public policies have been proven to have a far-reaching and often unanticipated impact on the future. Yes, history is full of lessons no one has learned. Take South Africa as a...
  • Columbia BikeAbout to feature Blandair, Woodlawn Slave Quarters

    Columbia BikeAbout to feature Blandair, Woodlawn Slave Quarters
    The Columbia Association's 12th annual BikeAbout will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, and take participants through much of Columbia. The tour will include Town Center, Oakland Mills and the Long Reach neighborhoods. Riders can start the self-paced event...
  • The bloodiest day: The legacy of Antietam

    The bloodiest day: The legacy of Antietam
    One hundred fifty years ago today, two great armies clashed in a titanic struggle that would decide the fate of a nation. "Around a cornfield and a little white Dunker church, around a stone bridge and in a pasture lane worn by cow paths, surged a human...
  • Harriet Tubman descendants gather for forthcoming centennial of her death

    Harriet Tubman descendants gather for forthcoming centennial of her death
    After Ernestine Martin Wyatt helped stage a walkout decades ago over a lack of African-American history lessons at her high school, a teacher pulled her aside to ask about Wyatt's family ties to Harriet Tubman. The Maryland-born slave and famed conductor...
  • Unconscionable attacks on blacks who don't conform

    Unconscionable attacks on blacks who don't conform
    Author's note: This piece concerns racial healing in America. It is submitted as we continue to mourn the incomprehensible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. May those families, that community, and the nation that grieves with...
  • Newtown schoolchildren had rights, too

    John Franchy's letter ("More restrictive gun laws are not the answer," Dec. 20) was myopic in its views and his ideas as antiquated as the weaponry that the founding fathers considered when they wrote of the Second Amendment's "right to keep and bear...
  • Morgan student charged in dismemberment of man left disturbing online trail

    Morgan student charged in dismemberment of man left disturbing online trail
    Alexander Kinyua, a 21-year-old Morgan State University student, has been charged in the killing and dismemberment in Harford County of a 37-year-old man, and while not much was immediately known about the circumstances of the crime, Kinyua's online trail...