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Goldberg: Trump is hell-bent on 'owning the libs'

President Donald Trump is looking into giving a free trip to San Francisco, New Orleans or other great American cities to tens of thousands of refugees from Central America. All so he can own the libs. "Owning the libs" is one of those phrases to have emerged over the last few years that vacillates...

  • Let's hear it for the 'safety school'

    Let's hear it for the 'safety school'

    Though college admissions scandals starring the rich and famous have dominated recent headlines, most college-bound high school seniors still apply with a hope and a prayer rather than a bribe. By the end of this month, most will have to make final decisions and send a deposit to their school of...

  • Guns beget violence

    Guns beget violence

    The conversation about firearms flows back and forth with regard to whether we need more gun control or whether such measures contradict some constitutional or inherent right for gun owners. What can be lost in the argument are two of the reasons that can make a gun so dangerous. The simple presence...

  • Robert B. Reich: How Mitch McConnell killed the Senate

    Robert B. Reich: How Mitch McConnell killed the Senate

    Congress has recessed for two weeks without passing a desperately needed disaster relief bill. Why not? Because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn't want to anger Donald Trump by adding money for Puerto Rico that Democrats have sought but Mr. Trump doesn't want. America used to have a...

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Del. Maggie McIntosh should be the next House speaker

When members of the House of Delegates reconvene next month for a special legislative session, they won’t vote to replace the late speaker, Michael E. Busch. He is irreplaceable. But delegates will vote on the leader for the next chapter of the House’s history, and among the three announced and...

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  • Is it time to pull the curtain on 'The Book Of Mormon?'

    Is it time to pull the curtain on 'The Book Of Mormon?'

    The highly acclaimed musical “The Book of Mormon” opened on Broadway in 2011 and is still playing to sold-out crowds there. Its touring company has successful runs in numerous cities every year, and this month had a one-week run at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. But given the political climate...

  • Census 2020: Making sure all Marylanders are counted

    Census 2020: Making sure all Marylanders are counted

    The U.S. Constitution places the census at the foundation of our democracy by calling for a count of the nation's residents every 10 years. We only have one chance every decade to count our population, and it’s important that we get it right. We now have less than one year before the 2020 Census...

  • Beneath the 'tragedy of Baltimore'

    Beneath the 'tragedy of Baltimore'

    Outside the dining tent at a forward operating base where I served in Afghanistan, we had a big pile of sand. Next to the sand sat a stack of empty sandbags and a bunch of shovels. We had one rule that applied to everyone: If you wanted to eat with us, you had to fill two sandbags before going...

  • Trump should close the border to people, but not to commerce

    Trump should close the border to people, but not to commerce

    American civilization, indeed Western civilization, faces an existential challenge much greater than Russian militarism, President Xi’s autocratic capitalism and election tampering. Some 750 million people worldwide would like to migrate — mostly to America and Western Europe. China and Southeast...

  • Outraged by 'Healthy Holly'? Thank Baltimore's media

    Outraged by 'Healthy Holly'? Thank Baltimore's media

    In yet another case of déja-vu all over, a Baltimore city official has found herself in hot water for allegedly corrupt practices. This time it’s Mayor Catherine Pugh, who finds herself in ethical, and possibly criminal, danger for allegedly soliciting and accepting $800,000 in “payments” from...

  • Goldberg: Why 'tax the rich' demands are so unreasonable

    Goldberg: Why 'tax the rich' demands are so unreasonable

    If I told you there was a movement to create a navy or air force, you might respond, "Don't we already have those?" If I said we need a movement to convince bears to relieve themselves in the woods, you might say, "Wait. Isn't that happening already? But if I said we needed to tax the rich, a lot...

  • Pitts: Baloney is not free

    Pitts: Baloney is not free

    Baloney is not free. That's important to keep in mind in an era that finds America wading hip deep in a cascading tide of bovine effluvium. This nonsense is not harmless, not trivial, not abstract. And it always exacts a cost. If some of us ever knew that, they have apparently forgotten. As a result,...

  • Cal Thomas: God and Democrats

    Cal Thomas: God and Democrats

    For the last 27 years, Democrats have been trying to win over evangelical Christians who last voted in large numbers for their party's presidential candidate, Jimmy Carter, in 1976. At the 1992 Democratic National Convention, Al Gore gave it a go, but misquoted Scripture. In his acceptance speech...

  • Goldberg: Nielsen wasn't right for Trump's 'bad cop' role on immigration

    Goldberg: Nielsen wasn't right for Trump's 'bad cop' role on immigration

    Kirstjen Nielsen is off the island. The embattled, beleaguered and apparently overwhelmed secretary of the Department of Homeland Security was reportedly fired before she could quit. Summoned to the White House on Sunday, she arrived with a resignation letter in tow. "Despite our progress in reforming...

  • Sickened by 'Healthy Holly'

    Sickened by 'Healthy Holly'

    Congratulations, Healthy Holly, you’ve made me sick. Given me a headache, nausea and a broken heart. And the prognosis isn’t good. Over time, my headache and nausea may fade, but my broken heart? I’m not certain about that. I fell in love with Baltimore soon after the August afternoon in 1965 when...

  • Witcover: America's pre-existing health condition: Donald Trump

    Witcover: America's pre-existing health condition: Donald Trump

    President Trump in a recent conversion now wants to make his Republicans "the party of health care." But first, he says, it must try again to kill Obamacare, a task the Republican Party has attempted repeatedly with no success. Before attempting that effort, it would seem wise to come up with a...

  • How the Orioles saved one fan's life

    How the Orioles saved one fan's life

    As we all know, the Baltimore Orioles had a miserable season in 2018. They had the worst record ever and a totally forgettable year. But it turned out to be a very important year for this lifelong fan. I was a member of an Orioles fan group on Facebook called Orioles Magic, where I connected with...

  • Baltimore's 'Sister Hildie' was a true saint on earth

    Baltimore's 'Sister Hildie' was a true saint on earth

    I have known generous people, philanthropists and committed activists. I have known avid volunteers dedicating themselves to community service. I have worked with passionate educators holding advanced degrees. Only once have I known a “saint on earth.” Whether she would be deemed worthy of saintly...

  • As Taiwan's media flounders, so does its democracy

    As Taiwan's media flounders, so does its democracy

    For those of you horrified by the “sweat bees” story in your social media feeds this week — the one about the woman who supposedly had four of the tiny bees living in her left eye, feeding on her tears — I offer this caveat: It came from Taiwan. Take it with a grain of salt. I don’t mean to knock...

  • Pitts: Who is 'we?'

    Pitts: Who is 'we?'

    With pre-emptive apologies to grammarians everywhere, today we ponder the following question: Who is "we?" That syntactic atrocity is prompted by a recent colloquy between Laura Ingraham of Fox "News" and former GOP operative Patrick Buchanan. They were talking on Ms. Ingraham's podcast about what...

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