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For Florida schoolchildren, a day of violence and fear; for Baltimore schoolchildren, a way of life

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:25:00 PST

Listen to the kids from Parkland about gun violence, but listen to the kids in Baltimore, too.

Since the killing of 17 students, teachers and coaches at a Florida high school on Wednesday, many brave students who survived have spoken out about the need for change. As victims of the psychological...


Goldberg: If nationalism is on the rise, where's the outrage over Russsia?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

I'm confused.

These days, "nationalism" is all the rage on the right. I put it in quotes because there are a lot of different ideas of what nationalism means. Some of it is just rah-rah "USA No. 1" sloganeering. For others, nationalism is basically code for white identity politics.

And for the...


Witcover: Our great national nightmare

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

As a cruel temporary diversion from the insanity of the Trump presidency that has gripped the country, now comes yet another mass schoolhouse murder in Florida. Is anybody surprised?

The mayhem goes on despite Sandy Hook, Columbine and the other similar American tragedies that have afflicted this...


Black history is American history

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:20:00 PST

What do you remember learning about black history in school? Maybe a lesson or two on slavery, listening to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, or hearing about Rosa Parks refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man?

While these are important lessons and figures for the African...


Faith leaders: ban crude oil terminals

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

This Wednesday, I’ll be delivering a message from more than 50 of my fellow Baltimore faith leaders to the City Council: We support a zoning ordinance that will limit crude oil train traffic within our city.

I plan to speak first as a rabbi, because the crude oil trains that have been documented...


Mass shootings and mass marketing: America's gun culture

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:05:00 PST

For years, those who profit from the manufacture and sale of weapons and ammunition have relentlessly campaigned for an interpretation of the Second Amendment that ensures not only the right to bear arms but an entitlement to own them in vast numbers and to include among them weapons and high capacity...


Beautify Baltimore: ban polystyrene foam

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

Baltimore is approaching a disgusting milestone: By early next year, Waterfront Partnership will pull its one millionth expanded polystyrene foam food container from the harbor.

At nearly 22,000 containers per month, more than 700,000 of these containers have already been collected from the harbor...


Howard County: best in many ways, but biking

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:00:00 PST

Howard County has long been recognized as among the “best”: best places to live, best schools, highest median family income and high job growth. Its guiding principles have always been to provide an environment of optimal health — physically, mentally, socially and environmentally.

Yet many communities...


Dreamers in limbo

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:45:00 PST

Here’s a question for a civics debate: Which of the following bills has the best chance of becoming law — the one that failed to win a veto-proof majority in the Senate on a 54-45 yea vote or the one that couldn’t even win a simple majority, having gotten deep-sixed by a 60-39 nay vote? Most Americans...


Americans set aside partisan differences to root for home team in Olympics

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:45:00 PST

Thank God for the Olympics.

As our country reels from yet another deadly mass shooting and continues to bear the weight of the daily drama between Republicans and Democrats, the PyeongChang Winter Olympics gives Americans brief respite from the madness and a positive reason to come together to...


Hogan vs. Dems: Whose lockbox is better? How about none of the above

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:00:00 PST

Gov. Larry Hogan says his “lockbox” for Maryland casino revenue is better because it wouldn’t take a voter referendum to enact. Democratic leaders say theirs is better because future lawmakers wouldn’t be able to raid it with a simple majority vote. Besides, they say, they suggested it first. But...


Pitts: I am a child of domestic violence

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

I am a child of domestic violence.

As a boy, I couldn't fall asleep until I heard my father return from his nocturnal ramblings. I'd listen hard, trying to gauge his mood from the tone of his voice, trying to determine if it was safe to close my eyes. Some nights, it was.

Other nights, it was not....


In a Florida high school, another tragedy; let's not let it be another missed opportunity

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:45:00 PST

It has happened again. A young man enters his former school — loaded down with military-grade weapons and tactical gear — opens fire and kills or injures dozens of innocent young men and women. Parents and children across the nation cower in fear and sadness, and a solemn president declares that...


Cal Thomas: The U.S. is drowning in debt

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

In "Hamlet," Shakespeare pens one of the most familiar lines — and best advice — ever written. Before Laertes leaves for Paris, his father, Polonius, tells him: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be..."

We have ignored that advice for far too long, which is why the U.S. national debt is $20 trillion...


Witcover: Abusers in the White House

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

Apparently, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, like his boss, President Donald Trump, has dodged the sexual abuse epidemic that has gripped the country.

Unlike Mr. Trump, who remains haunted but unbowed by accusations against him from multiple women, not to mention that anything-goes recording...


Goldberg: The fallacy of 'crumbling' American infrastructure

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

It's Infrastructure Week (again), and who among us can contain his excitement?

The president, for one.

According to reports, President Donald Trump wanted to announce the biggest investment in public works since President Eisenhower unveiled the interstate highway system. But in the wake of tax...


Bad apples have spoiled the Baltimore Police barrel

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

Reacting last week to the jury trial conviction of two officers in the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force — on top of guilty pleas from six others — many city leaders returned to the familiar “few bad apples” narrative to minimize the significance. Perhaps these leaders have forgotten...


Alt. Fact of the Week: Fake infrastructure

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:20:00 PST

Perhaps the best that can be said of President Donald Trump’s plan to invest in neglected U.S. infrastructure was that it’s already proven itself to be the Solomon Grundy of presidential ambitions — born on a Monday, it grew ill by Thursday and will be more or less buried, if not by Saturday, then...


Baltimore's pitch for Amazon HQ2, annotated

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:39:00 PST


Going solar has never been easier — or better for the environment

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:00 PST

One weekend on the drive to my parents’ house during my junior year at the University of Maryland in 2010, my mom took us on a detour to admire our neighborhood’s very first solar home.

The owner, Philip Ardanuy, has since told me that he and his wife took the plunge for two reasons: to reduce...


JHU, too, must atone for its slavery connection

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:15:00 PST

Last year, Georgetown University joined other peer institutions in taking steps to address its historic ties to the slave trade. Johns Hopkins shares that history, which means it shares the obligation to address it.

The first endowed chair at Johns Hopkins was established in 1889 by Caroline Donovan,...


Nick Foles brings honor back to football

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:00:00 PST

At the end of the recent NFL Super Bowl, three of the Philadelphia Eagles — the head coach, quarterback and the receiver who made the game-winning touchdown — each praised the Lord after the momentous victory. I caught the end of that game while on a mini-retreat with five priests. In response...