Lawyers argued for almost two hours Thursday whether the skinny, hollow-cheeked young man from Ellicott City sitting in court was a dangerous al-Qaida plotter or a kid with undiagnosed psychological problems who had been misled by a cabal of bumbling terrorist wannabes.
Plaintiffs in the hotly fought case over prayer at Carroll County commissioner meetings are asking a judge to hold board members in contempt, alleging that they have twice violated a judge's order banning invocations of Jesus Christ.
Wheeler and Khalid represent a small but concerning segment of the population who have conspired to commit or aid in committing terrorist acts. There is no easy answer for what compels people like them to venture out on the dark path that leads to destruction, loss of life and prison. But the more important question is: "How can they be stopped?" This requires frank dialogue, and not only examination of factors that promote terrorism, but also our individual and collective roles in preemptive
Sharon's passing coincides with Secretary of State John Kerry's intensive efforts to secure an Israeli-Palestinian deal. It is impossible to know whether Sharon would have been able to reach an agreement with the Palestinians had he not had a massive coma that left him incapacitated. What is certain is that if Mr. Netanyahu does not adopt Sharon's determination, another opportunity for peace will be lost.
It's hard to argue that we're fighting a War on Christmas when so many combatants don't know what they're fighting for. How are we supposed to understand why maintaining Christmas as part of our culture is important, when we don't understand what Christmas represents?
At a time when the nation's top Roman Catholic leaders have been making headlines with their stands on religious liberty and immigration reform, Cardinal Timothy Dolan opened this year's convention of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by focusing his attention beyond American borders.
Thomas M. Bailey Sr., a retired Baltimore City Fire Department captain and fire academy instructor who was a decorated World War II veteran, died of cancer Saturday at Brightview Avondell independent living in Bel Air. The former Cedarcroft resident was 96.
When Nancy Aiken talks to students in Baltimore's Orthodox Jewish community about domestic violence and sexual assaults, she asks the boys a simple question: How many of you want to grow up to be a perpetrator of violence?
The Obama administration wasn't sympathizing with those who attacked our embassy in Libya, and it isn't apologizing to the world. But Mitt Romney is right that its response to the attacks fails to explain and defend a key American value.