Maryland’s prison population has fallen below 18,000 for the first time in nearly three decades, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice. The state's incarceration rate is the lowest it has been since the late 80s — a period that preceded enormous growth in inmates nationwide.
C. S. Farrelly, the bestselling author of break out thriller The Shepherd's Calculus, has weaved a tale that takes readers on a wild and thrilling ride through the dark world of politics. As the election draws closer and the stakes get higher, each choice becomes a calculation...What do you choose? Your faith, or your church? Your principles, or your candidate? The person you most respect, or the truth that could destroy their legacy? When the line between right and wrong is blurred, how do you act, and whom do you save? When journalist Peter Merrick is asked to write a ...
President Trump is not a saint but neither were his Democratic predecessors. I am not saying two wrongs make a right but am simply pointing out the double standard liberals use to judge us conservatives.
President Donald Trump, who has declared the American press "the enemy of the people," invited some of them into the Oval Office last week to witness his meeting with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic congressional leaders. He soon had reason to regret the invitation.
As we celebrate the life of President George H.W. Bush, it has been noted by the media that one of the reasons he lost reelection in 1992 to candidate Bill Clinton was because he broke his “Read my lips. No new taxes” promise.
After a brief call for more civility in response to the flurry of bombs sent to past and current Democratic leaders, President Trump still clings to his campaign against the press as "the enemy of the people."
he success in renegotiating NAFTA offers a useful opportunity to look back over 25 years to its first passage and its impact on one Baltimore company, Ellicott Dredges, which in 1993 unwittingly became the national poster child for NAFTA.
Secretary of State Colin Powell used to talk about the Pottery Barn Rule: If you break something, such as a foreign government, you’ve bought it. Unfortunately, the U.S. has a long history of intervening and leaving chaos behind. This is what I call the Blowback Rule of unintended consequences.
After more than a year of deceptive bobbing and weaving in the Robert Mueller investigation, President Trump has, thanks to his latest defense lawyer — former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani — bought into the strategy that best suits his personal style: standing and fighting back.
Imagine if Congress invested the $1.5 trillion tax cuts directly into infrastructure projects around the nation. That would have stimulated state and local economic development, and put money into the hands of working Americans instead of billionaires.
Politics has become a lifestyle, part of the "Big Sort" driving so much in our culture. That's why the NRA's marketing these days has so little to do with gun policy and so much to do with smash-mouth cultural resentments.
After more than a week of virtually non-stop talk on cable TV and endless headlines about Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” book, it seems fair to ask: What do we really know to be true about President Trump and his White House that we didn’t know before?
There's a consensus aborning: There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and violence of any kind. The problem is that the logic of zero tolerance often renders every bad act as equally unacceptable.
If we are serious about trying to change society away from the oppression of patriarchy, now is the time for all good and intellectually honest media workers to hold their nerve, stay focused and not start making excuses and applying double standards when they see someone they had admired go down.
When a serious charge against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is debunked by a Fox News anchor, you can be sure the charge is fake news, even if the charge is promoted by a second Fox News anchor named Sean Hannity.