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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...
Tags: Slavery, Langston Hughes, Minority Groups, Jesse Jackson, NAACP
Drawing parallels between government spending policy and household finances has its perils. There's an extraordinary difference in scale, for one thing. And there's the matter that people will often argue against government debt on the grounds that debt...
It doesn't really come as much of a shock that a small amount of radioactive material turned up in a salvage yard on Aberdeen Proving Ground. The post, after all, was established at a time when scientific research into radiation was in its infancy and...
Tags: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Science
As the clock ticks down on the sequester solution to the nation's budget mess, it's looking more and more like a descent into World War I trench warfare. The two partisan sides are dug in, declining to surrender inches of policy and ideological territory,...
The Army will hold a public information meeting in Edgewood next week to go over its findings in connection with a former salvage site on Aberdeen Proving Ground, where a small amount of radioactive material was found beginning in 2009. The material...
Editor: Someone once wrote that "war is hell!" Is this a worldwide, unnoticed, undeclared war now in existence? If there is a World Wide War, why is there only silence, why isn't the media reporting it? If there is a World Wide War are the Political...
Laurel's Main Street in 1911 was a dirt road with vacant lots between businesses and houses, and the pace of traffic was slow. People on foot far outnumbered sputtering automobiles and pungent horse wagons, and walkers had to step lively to avoid piles of...
Tags: Newspapers, Christianity, Laurel, Justice System, Judges
Lewis R. "Lew" Bush, a photography director whose career at The Baltimore Sun spanned nearly two decades, died Friday of complications from dementia at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. He was 80. "Lew was skilled at his trade and knew cameras and film back...
One of the first references to a decorated and electrically lit Christmas tree on display in Carroll County may be found in a history of the Westminster Woman's Club, which documents a Westminster Community Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 20, 1928, at the...
I think is interesting that Thursday's editorial, "Growing Baltimore" (Jan. 3), included two paragraphs about how walkability and quality transit have helped to spark growth in Washington, D.C., but only a short sentence about the Charm City Circulator...
The drivers whizzing along Redwood Street through the heart of the city's old business district, which was once lined with brokerage houses, banks, the stock exchange and the old Merchants Club, probably have no idea for whom it is named. Late last year,...
I was pleased when the U.S. won its war against Iraq, which hopefully meant the establishment of the first democratic nation in the Middle East. That would be an accomplishment for the whole world to behold. The outcome placed Iraq in the category with...
Tags: Iraq, World War II (1939-1945), Barack Obama
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