| May 22, 2013
Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place. Some of you are choosing careers in public service or joining nonprofits or volunteering in your communities.
But many of you are cynical about politics. You see...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The George Zimmerman verdict continues to reverberate across the nation, and the nation is coming to terms with the purported notion that we live in post-racial society.
I didn't know Trayvon Martin. But nearly a month after the Florida teen was killed,...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A major problem in the United States is not that there are too many whistle-blowers. Rather, there are too few.
Where were the whistle-blowers when the CIA was operating secret prisons; conducting torture and abuse; and kidnapping individuals off the...
| Mar 6, 2013
With the sequester now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy -- and 46 years ago, when I was an intern in his Senate office.
The nation was going through a difficult time in 1967. America was deeply split over civil rights and the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Standing inside Vance Shoe Repair off Route 40 in Ellicott City, it's easy to see it is not your ordinary small business. While the overflowing shop space — evidence of the business' success — is what you notice first, it's the friendly...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 1:17 PM
Dr. Gerhard Schmeisser, a retired orthopedic surgeon, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty member and an innovator in artificial-limb technology, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Sept. 23 at Roland Park Place. He was 86 and had lived on...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Conceived during World War II, we 690-plus, mainly blue-collar teenagers commenced in 1962. From Parkville High in Baltimore County, we leaped into careers, college, marriage and the military with an enthusiasm our parents, who tended to be housewives...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 12:38 PM
When David Kwiatkowski was found slurring his words and smelling of alcohol in a Boston-area hotel room littered with prescription pills late one July night, his life as a traveling medical technician had largely unraveled already.
In his early 30s, he...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 2:50 PM
A lot of things came out of the second special legislative session of the year.
Prince George's Countycould possibly have a casino of its own, if approved by voters in the November election, table games will soon join slot machines in casinos across...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Mary Murphy looked up from the paperwork on her desk one day in May 1968.
A man stood in the doorway of her office — a Catholic priest. He was staring at her.
"Can I help you, sir?" said Mary Murphy.
The man in the doorway didn't hesitate....
| May 15, 2013
| 6:45 AM
One of the most catalytic anti-war actions of the Vietnam War happened at 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville in 1968, but most people wouldn't know it by looking at the building today. Not even two people who were there.
"I didn't recognize it at all....
| May 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
I wish to express how delighted I am that the Maryland National Guard is seeing its final deployment to Afghanistan ("Md. Guard preparing for Afghanistan, and after," May 10). Now, let's bring all of them home from the all the other hellholes. (Kosovo,...