Two writers take issue with the Democratic Central Committee's response to an editorial cartoon involving Broward County (Florida) Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes; another offers praise for Carroll Hospital's Dr. Christopher Lemon.
The last-minute delay in Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, to allow for an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against him, may save the Senate Judiciary Committee from a rerun of the earlier Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill fiasco.
The allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have generated a revisiting of the 1991 confirmation hearings on Clarence Thomas, who reached the court by overcoming different charges of sexual misconduct raised against him.
The upcoming midterms might be a repeat of the 1992 elections, dubbed by numerous media accounts as the “Year of the Woman” after the number of women elected to the House nearly doubled, to 47, and the number of women elected to the Senate tripled, to six.
After the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public employees cannot be forced to pay union fees, labor union leaders in Maryland called it another attack on worker rights and vowed to step up their fights to improve workplaces.
Over the past few days, during commemorations of the 50th anniversary of his murder, we've heard a lot about King's prophetic vision of peace and social justice. There's been much less talk about his serial philandering, which reminds us that he was — like all of us — a flawed human being.
In the spirit of the new year, let’s take a glass-half-full look at the Trump presidency, which is coming to the end of its first year (yes, my friends, it’s only been a year). For all its chaos, crassness and sheer stupidity, the Trump era has actually ushered in some positive consequences.
Last year at this time, I wrote that we in the media had failed miserably in trying to cover Candidate Trump. We still haven't figured out how to cover President Trump. But we are getting there by working harder and behaving better than him, doing both our job and his in terms of moral leadership.
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.
Sometimes the most important stuff in Supreme Court opinions is hidden in the footnotes. In Monday's Supreme Court ruling striking down two North Carolina congressional districts as unconstitutionally influenced by race, the majority buried a doozy: a potentially powerful new tool to attack voting rights violations in the South and elsewhere.
The artist Mark Bradford is roughing up the American Dream. He's excavated the dream, dug it up and examined its origins at the behest of the Baltimore Museum of Art, which is presenting the U.S. Pavilion at the world's most prestigious art fair, the 2017 Venice Biennale.
The next time you go to the polls, think about how the person you vote for — a governor, a member of Congress, a president — can set into motion who one day serves on the Supreme Court. Then proceed with deliberate purpose.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says a made-over interview room at police headquarters sends a message to sexual assault survivors that "we believe you, you're safe, and we're here to help you." Here's a message for the commissioner: There's a better way to gain the trust of those who say they were raped — take their claims seriously.
Why you should read Justice Sotomayor's opinion in Utah v. Strieff: No one argued before the United States Supreme Court that the police had any evidence that Edward Strieff had broken any law. He was detained anyway. This is not an unusual occurrence in poor and minority communities. Questionable stops build distrust between law enforcement and the neighborhoods they serve. It is a chasm that has risen to confrontational levels across the country. The majority of the highest court in the land
In political debates, accusing an opponent of political correctness is a way to draw applause without saying anything of substance. When such anti-PC language makes its way into judicial opinions, it does not make the judge's legal conclusion any more right or wrong. It does, however, reinforce the insidious narrative that judges are mere politicians in robes.
The approaching battle over the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia is likely to be one for the ages, considering the huge political stakes as well as the depth of bitter partisanship in which it will unfold.
The infamously self-promoting David Brock, a professional character assassin who shills for Hillary, has called on Jeb Bush to take him on in a battle of emails, in response to Mr. Bush's recent publication of an ebook. It would be laughable if it weren't so preposterous. It makes one wonder why Hillary Clinton would have such a smarmy hack representing her campaign, even indirectly.
Family is everything to Jean Fugett, a graduate of Cardinal Gibbons who played eight years in the NFL. Now 63, he lives in West Baltimore, cares for his parents at their home in Randallstown and dotes on his wife of 29 years and their three children, one of whom, Audie, married Orioles outfielder Adam Jones last year.
The Supreme Court's decisive 6-3 vote confirming the right of all Americans to federally supported health-care insurance should end the Republican Party's losing war on Obamacare — but it probably won't.
Advocates of same-sex marriage celebrated the landmark Supreme Court ruling Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the United States but said work remains to protect gay and lesbian Americans from discrimination.
The Supreme Court declared Monday the Constitution gives the president, not Congress, the lead role in setting the nation's foreign policy, including the "exclusive power" to recognize foreign governments and negotiate sensitive disputes.
There's a widespread assumption that racial, ethnic and sexual authenticity is bound up in support for liberal policies. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has one of the most poignant life stories of any African-American in public life, but he's routinely belittled as a sellout because he's conservative. Ben Carson, a child of an illiterate single mom in inner-city Detroit who became a world-renowned brain surgeon, has also gotten the "Uncle Tom" treatment.