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Goldberg: Roy Moore's supporters chalk up scandal to conspiracy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

I'll cut to the chase: I think Roy Moore did it. And I can predict what Moore supporters will say: "Of course you would believe that!"

After all, I called for conservatives to repudiate Mr. Moore, the Alabama Republican candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, before the Washington...


Witcover: Biden leaves the door open for another run at president

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

With a leaderless Democratic Party still trying to pick up the pieces from its shocking defeat at Donald Trump's hands in 2016, it is looking to next year's congressional elections for a comeback as a prelude to the next presidential election.

But with Barack Obama in retirement and Hillary Clinton...


The enormous debt owed to slain Baltimore Police Det. Sean Suiter

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 PST

Our view: Shooting death of Baltimore homicide detective a tragic reminder of the enormous debt this city owes its brave police officers.

A veteran Baltimore police officer who suffered a gunshot wound to the head while on duty Wednesday in a notoriously dangerous neighborhood in West Baltimore...


Court ruling puts veterans memorials in jeopardy

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:55:00 PST

For more than 200 years men and women of every race, religion and creed volunteered to answer the call of service to our armed forces. When the freedoms we cherish were threatened, they defended all that is right and good in America.

One such American was William F. Redman. A native of Prince George’s...


What does Virginia's election mean for Md.'s governor?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:20:00 PST

Does the stunning Democratic wave in the Virginia elections portend trouble for Governor Larry Hogan and the Republican Party in Maryland next year?

Let’s take a look.

Elections in Virginia have tended to focus on state and local issues with national trends playing a marginal role. But not this...


Baltimore Civilian Review Board: We need more authority to oversee police

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

The Civilian Review Board (CRB) of Baltimore City is the only entity authorized to conduct independent investigations of alleged police misconduct filed by members of the public, yet we appear to have a public relations problem. I am the presiding chair of the CRB; I find it imperative to make...


Endowments: a path toward tuition-free college in Md.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:35:00 PST

Education, specifically higher education, is directly correlated to innumerable economic and social benefits: higher salaries, a more versatile and qualified workforce, healthier lifestyles and greater economic mobility to name a few. Access to higher education, however, has become more fleeting,...


Alternative Fact of the Week: Uranium One and an Actual Fact All-Star

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:30:00 PST

We have not had much occasion during the Trump era to celebrate the declaration of actual facts — you know, the independently verifiable, logical, sane, well sourced things that you’d hope would be the basis of civil discussion. But this week we offer a shout-out to Fox News anchor Shepard Smith...


Be grateful for teachers; they're shaping the future

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. When professional life often can be busier than reasonable, Thanksgiving is a time to relax and reconnect with family and loved ones. It’s a time to eat with unabashed enthusiasm, liberated from the guilt that usually accompanies going back for a second...


Don't sacrifice Rice and White to the mob

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:55:00 PST

Time to feed the jackals? We’ll soon know. Four of the Freddie Gray six have passed through the legal and administrative gauntlets with their police careers intact. There have been three acquittals in court; charges dropped for the remaining three officers. Two officers accepted minor administrative...