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  • In 'Bizarro World,' gun laws actually make sense

    Last week, I woke up in Bizzaro World. I'm sure the good folks of Boston, or just about anyone who has ever visited Beantown, would dispute that characterization. But, I was in town for a National Association of Black Journalists convention, and the...
  • Muzzling doctors about guns is bad medicine for kids

    Muzzling doctors about guns is bad medicine for kids
    It's a free country, folks are wont to say. So says the Bill of Rights' guarantee to Americans. We can worship how we like. We can peaceably gather when we choose. We can bear and keep AK-47s. And we can say what we darn well please. Unless, that...
  • Ferguson, Mo.: Microcosm of U.S.: Front & Center

    The shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin shooting in a tony Sanford subdivision two years ago. Unlike Sanford, however, Ferguson has erupted in riots, prompting Missouri Gov. Jay...
  • Pursuit of same-sex marriage promises to be a bumpy one

    Americans love our democracy; we want to spread it across the world. We believe in the will of the people. We love our three branches of government, and we are practically giddy electing our peers to represent our districts and our states. And every...
  • Martin Dyckman: Scott letting politics dominate Florida Supreme Court

    Rick Scott needs to hear from Sandra Day O'Connor. Not that he'd listen. The retired justice, who must surely regret what has happened to the U.S. Supreme Court since she left, is devoting her time now to fighting for the independence of the judiciary....
  • Same-sex marriage foes are fearful of change

    The rhetoric of the gay marriage debate is the soundtrack of evolution. Every time America has evolved — gotten closer to her higher self — there have been those fighting to maintaining the status quo. Conservatives engaged in the losing...
  • Another botched execution [Editorial]

    Another botched execution  [Editorial]
    Arizona's execution this week of convicted double-murderer Joseph R. Wood III took so long that his attorneys had time to file another request for a stay and get a Supreme Court justice on the phone while it was going on. According to an Arizona...
  • Victim's body is bargaining chip in appeal of murder plea

    Where is Lorraine Hatzakorzian's body? According to Broward prosecutors, there are two people alive who know the answer to that question. Now one of them is promising to reveal the secret as part of a convoluted effort to get his plea deal thrown out....
  • Justice and absurdity tangled in Fla. gun laws: Editorial

    Justice and absurdity tangled in Fla. gun laws: Editorial
    Oh, what a tangled web lawmakers weave when first the state practices to aggrieve. In this case, it applies to lawmakers distressing Floridians who prefer rational self-defense and firearms policies. A recent reminder came this month in the Marissa...
  • Driver found guilty of traffic violations in Annapolis High coach's death

    Driver found guilty of traffic violations in Annapolis High coach's death
    A driver who struck and killed a Annapolis High School cross country coach on a bicycle last August was found guilty of traffic violations in Annapolis District Court Wednesday. Whitney DeCesaris, 38, of Calvert County was fined $1,500 --$500 each for...
  • Judges, remember: Cross is a Christian symbol

    Judges, remember: Cross is a Christian symbol
    There has been a disturbing willingness on the part of some judges in recent years to treat the Christian cross as a symbol that isn't, well, just Christian. The most high-profile and problematic example of this was Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia'...