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Cal Thomas: How could they?

My first reaction upon hearing that hundreds of leaders in the Southern Baptist church had sexually abused as many as 700 people in 400 churches, including victims as young as 3, was "how could they?" It was the same reaction I had when news of predatory priests in the Roman Catholic Church, and...

  • Pitts' excerpt: 'The Last Thing You Surrender'

    Pitts' excerpt: 'The Last Thing You Surrender'

    Editor’s note: In this abridged excerpt from the novel "The Last Thing You Surrender" by columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr., elements of the all-black 761st Tank Battalion make a grisly discovery and Pvt. Luther Hayes, whose parents were murdered before his eyes by a white mob when he was a boy of nine,...

  • Maryland Tourism Coalition: Starting school after Labor Day is reasonable public policy

    Maryland Tourism Coalition: Starting school after Labor Day is reasonable public policy

    Euripides once said, “Experience, travel — these are an education in themselves.” Truer words were never spoken, especially for those who have traveled in and around Maryland. Our diverse cultural and historic assets, natural resources and recreational opportunities are second to none. Each day...

  • Want to see premium athletes in action? Check out girls' basketball

    Want to see premium athletes in action? Check out girls' basketball

    I grew up watching and playing basketball. I learned from my dad how to play, and it is something that we share to this day. When I was in high school, he was in the stands keeping stats of our team and giving feedback (even if it was unwanted by me). At almost every game, the stands were sparsely...

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  • Next Baltimore police commissioner needs a new strategy

    Next Baltimore police commissioner needs a new strategy

    Mayor Catherine Pugh’s pick for Baltimore police commissioner — newly retired New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison — officially assumes his role this week and kicks off a series of community meetings ahead of a vote on his nomination. While he has been widely praised as a solid choice,...

  • Pitts: The high cost of not knowing

    Pitts: The high cost of not knowing

    The most dangerous place for black people to live is in white people's imagination. So says comedian D.L. Hughley. And surely Tamir Rice and Trayvon Martin would concur if they were alive to do so. But if white people's imagination is the most dangerous place for black people, it is also the most...

  • Cal Thomas: Slaughter of the innocents reaches new depths

    Cal Thomas: Slaughter of the innocents reaches new depths

    The uproar over New York State'sReproductive Health Act, which allows late-term abortions performed by "health-care practitioners" when the "patient is within 24 weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability or the abortion is necessary to protect the patient's...

  • Let Northam govern

    Let Northam govern

    As a 70-year-old, African-American female, I have seen a lot and done a lot. Who among us can say he or she has never done anything to offend anyone's culture? Let any politician who has nothing for which to repent cast the first stone. For those of us African Americans who are so self-righteous...

  • Frank Robinson’s lasting legacy

    Frank Robinson’s lasting legacy

    The first time I saw Frank Robinson play was at Memorial Stadium on my 9th birthday in May 1966. The Baltimore Orioles were playing the Detroit Tigers on a Sunday afternoon, and were down 3-2 in the bottom of the 9th inning. Frank hit a double, then was thrown out in a close play at home plate...

  • Witcover: A crack in Senate Republican solidarity behind Trump

    Witcover: A crack in Senate Republican solidarity behind Trump

    Are Senate Republicansfinally stirring themselves from their stupor over President Donald Trump's reckless Middle East foreign policy? The recent resounding 68-23 Senate vote for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's amendment rebuking the president over pulling out U.S. troops from Syria and...

  • Everything is political — including Gillette

    Everything is political — including Gillette

    Last month, Gillette, the major shaving brand owned by Procter and Gamble, released a commercial online calling on men to be decent to women and to each other. It said fathers shouldn’t excuse their sons’ bullying and other bad behavior by using tropes like “boys will be boys.” Then lots of men...

  • Goldberg: The problem with 'social justice'

    Goldberg: The problem with 'social justice'

    Noah Rothman, a brilliant young writer and editor at Commentary Magazine, has just published his first book, and it's about nonsense. Let me be clear: The book isn't nonsense. It's crisp, insightful and passionate. The topic, captured in the title, "Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America,"...

  • Expectations — great and small — are killing our kids' education

    Expectations — great and small — are killing our kids' education

    A word that appears repeatedly whenever blame is assigned for poor student test scores is “expectations.” Use of this word should be banned. That may sound heretical coming from an educator. After all, administrators cite “low expectations” as a reason for achievement gaps in Baltimore’s public...

  • The bees are dying

    The bees are dying

    How are the bees? People who know I am a beekeeper often ask me that question. I’d like to tell them that the bees are doing great, pollinating flowers, making honey and helping feed the world, but that isn’t true anymore. Bees are doing terribly, or more accurately, they are dying. From summer...

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