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  • 'Put y'all back in chains'? More Biden being Biden

    'Put y'all back in chains'? More Biden being Biden
    To no one's surprise, Vice President Joe Biden said what was on his mind the other day down in Danville, Va. To no one's surprise either, the Mitt Romney campaign pounced on this notoriously free-speaking politician like a feline on catnip. It all...
  • Eagle Archive: If the past is a guide, political conventions are sure to be entertaining

    As the Olympics draw to a close and the end of the summer looms on the horizon, you can be sure that the upcoming Republican and Democrat national conventions will provide end-of-summer entertainment. For those setting their DVRs: The Republican National...
  • Mary D. Tilghman, Wye House owner

    Mary D. Tilghman, Wye House owner
    Mary D. Tilghman, who spent the past two decades preserving Talbot County's historic Wye House plantation, which has been occupied by her family since 1659, died there Friday of heart failure. She was 93. "She was quite a lady and the great steward of...
  • A better future, not a better jail

    A better future, not a better jail
    Sun reporter Justin Fenton's recent coverage of the flagrantly inhumane conditions for the youth at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) is a call to action. To find a lasting remedy for this horrific institutional failure, however, we must be...
  • Letter: Ancient mechanical law supports idea of unconditional equality

    As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, we are reminded that equality is unconditional, something we basically knew from the start.  And it wasn't born out of the Great Charter of the Liberties of England, or the Magna Carta; the...
  • Inauguration on King Day an emotional tie for many

    Inauguration on King Day an emotional tie for many
    She'd never seen a presidential inauguration in her life, or wanted to, but on Jan. 20, 2009, Nathasa Werts braved bone-chilling weather and a crowd of more than a million people for a trip to Washington. The nation had just elected its first black...
  • McDaniel students research African-American cemetery

    McDaniel students research African-American cemetery
    On a steep hillside up the street from an auto repair shop, a group of McDaniel College students are piecing together long-forgotten lives. The students pull back brambles, trim branches and press flour into tombstones carved a century or more ago....
  • Eagle Archive: County birthday event notes family divided by Civil War

    Eagle Archive: County birthday event notes family divided by Civil War
    The Historical Society of Carroll County will mark its annual celebration of the founding of Carroll County Saturday, Jan. 19, with a presentation on the letters and documents which shed additional light on the divided loyalties of the Shriver family...
  • Trials and tribulations of slaves come to life [Commentary]

    There are no known photos of James Too, but here I am talking with him about his life as a slave in Maryland, and later in Texas, when he was a young man. He tells me professional slavers captured him in west Africa, but isn't sure exactly where,...
  • 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)....