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.
In 1968, when President Lyndon Johnson ordered a halt to bombing North Vietnam and a new house averaged $15,000, Laurel had a lot of things going for it. However, the town lacked a place where people could get trophies and plaques built and engraved to honor individual and group efforts. That same year, the husband and wife team of Don and Dottie Ault set out to change all that when they opened Dottie's Trophies.
Under Freedom to Vote legislation, Marylanders who go to the Motor Vehicle Administration to get a driver's license will be told that they will be registered to vote unless they choose to opt out. Freedom to Vote would similarly implement an opt-out system at the Health Benefit Exchange, as well as during the application process for other public benefits through a number of other agencies. Having voters register at these agencies would make the process not just more convenient, but more secure.
By Shelly Hettleman, Sandy Rosenberg and Mary Washington
The new Every Student Succeeds Act answers the feverish educational prayers of most liberals and conservatives. But properly understood, the legislation is enough to give bipartisanship a bad name. It is a massive retreat from our national interest and commitment to equal educational opportunity, especially for poor and minority children.
Maryland ranked 35th nationally in assistant coach salaries, according to data released by USA Today on Wednesday. The Terps paid their assistants $2,783,060 in 2015, which also ranked seventh in the Big Ten Conference. Offensive coordinator-turned-interim coach Mike Locksley ranked No. 14 nationally with $891,940, which made him the highest-paid assistant in the conference, edging out new Maryland coach DJ Durkin and Tim Drevno, who made $880,000 as assistants at Michigan.
Largely a reserve outside linebacker and special teams contributor during his first three years at Maryland, senior Avery Thompson had 36 career appearances but no starts. He had nine career tackles, largely toiling in anonymity behind a deep corps of linebackers that graduated last year and a new group of talented young players.
As the National Academies recently documented, the "integration of immigrants into American society" remains strong. But it wasn't always so. This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. It represented decades, even centuries, of fitful progress.
In times of crisis, communities like Baltimore look not just to political leaders, but also to rabbis and pastors, teachers and essayists, historians and ethicists, and others steeped in the humanities to provide historical relevance, ethical guidance and other important narratives.
By withdrawing from the 2016 race, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday, she could avoid the distractions of a campaign and focus on governing a city on edge over the trials of six police officers charged in Freddie Gray's arrest and death. Supporters championed the move as a sign of the mayor's selflessness. Detractors say she simply saw no path to victory with lagging approval ratings and a campaign loaded with credible contenders
Baltimore is completely broken. Between the riots; a murder rate that is soaring through the roof; a demoralized police force where officers are scapegoated and thrown under the bus by weak-kneed, lame-brained elected officials; and a populace who probably thinks their only hope is in the form of a former Mayor with a gift card fetish, Baltimore is a mess!
I am totally having a still-hot American Summer and I hope by now you know I want the same for you, in varying degrees according to your particular and independent preferences, and I hope you write in to the below addresses and let me know all about your Summer, and what you did and what you ate and how good it was and any ideas you have for making it Endless. Now is August! The Summeriest of the Summer Months!
The party's right-wing quest for philosophical purity may well have found its 2016 nominee in Scott Walker. But as a general election candidate next year, he would find it hard going, with or without a running mate like Marco Rubio.
Recently, the Democratic members of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, working in partnership with the Congressional Black Caucus, issued a report on the economic challenges facing African Americans today. It found that vast disparities remain. We plan to explore these startling inequities at a Congressional Black Caucus and Joint Economic Committee forum to be held Tuesday morning at the University of Baltimore.
By G. K. Butterfield, Carolyn Maloney and Elijah E. Cummings
A Hogan Advisory Commission on the Baltimore Riots could help initiate the healing process. It would have to be bipartisan and its commissioners fully representative of a diverse swath of ideologies and stakeholders. Its goal should not be blame or recriminations, but positing solutions — especially if the upcoming prosecutions of six police officers result in verdicts that yield strong emotions. Richard J. Cross III is a former Capitol Hill and Annapolis press secretary and speechwriter.
This isn't the first time rioting has rocked Baltimore. In early April 1968, the city exploded in a rampage of rock-throwing, arson and looting following the slaying of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
The questions of overcoming the effects of poverty are still very much with us today, 50 years after Lyndon Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to help end the economic achievement gap.
As long as so much money is available, particularly from a relative handful of wealthy fat cats and special interests, and ambitious politicians and their well-paid hired guns stand ready to spend it, the election marathon is likely to endure — starting ever earlier each four years.
Independent of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Sisters Academy represents the best of American Catholicism and the communities of religious women who anchor the faith in zip codes abandoned by almost everyone else.
Hillary Clinton, according to all the polls is the overwhelming favorite to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. So the tantalizing question is: Who will be standing next to her when the cheers explode and a zillion balloons cascade at the convention? Could it possibly be Sen. Elizabeth Warren?