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  • In Theory: Leaving 'under God' out of the Pledge

    Q. The NBC television network has come under fire for omitting the words “under God” from a broadcast of the Pledge of Allegiance shown before the U.S. Open golf championship. The video montage of patriotic images including the American flag...
  • Spray-paint artist arrested at Inner Harbor

    Spray-paint artist arrested at Inner Harbor
    A spray-paint artist who recently won a temporary court order that allows him to create his work along Ocean City's boardwalk without a permit was arrested Sunday at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Mark Chase was arrested about noon when he attempted to set up...
  • Arrest at Inner Harbor renews free speech debate

    Arrest at Inner Harbor renews free speech debate
    The arrest of a man selling paintings at Baltimore's Inner Harbor has renewed debate over the confusing rules governing free speech along the waterfront promenade — an issue that already is the focus of an eight-year-old federal lawsuit. City...
  • Are Jews better at science?

    Are Jews better at science?
    Do Jews understand science better than, say, Christians? Whoa, red flag question. But a rabbi goes there in a lengthy article on the Science + Religion website. In "Why Can Judaism Embrace Science So Easily?", Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman of Chappaqua, N....
  • Education Matters: Government by committee and board

    Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
  • Redevelopment agencies face elimination

    Redevelopment agencies face elimination
    The Glendale Redevelopment Agency is preparing for war and a worst-case scenario in the wake of passage by state lawmakers of a budget that could eliminate local redevelopment agencies. Lawmakers voted late Tuesday night to kill all 400-plus...
  • Doubling up is no solution to homelessness

    While I agree with Michael D. Ullman's position that long-term solutions to homelessness should focus on permanent housing, prevention and rapid re-housing models ("Not a home, not a help," June 29), his suggestion that "doubling up" with friends and...
  • Cities to state: 'We'll sue!'

    The Burbank Redevelopment Agency is preparing for a courtroom battle over the potential loss of millions of dollars after state lawmakers approved a state budget that could eliminate local redevelopment agencies. State lawmakers voted Tuesday to kill all...
  • Vindication mixes with continued uncertainty for Exxon plaintiffs

    The oversized windows of Hans Wilhelmsen's house in Jacksonville command a view to the east of hills dotted with baled hay and stands of oak, maple and pine on the 70 acres he owns a mile south of where an Exxon station unleashed an underground flood of...
  • Overrule the Supreme Court on campaign finance reform

    Overrule the Supreme Court on campaign finance reform
    Democracy has been called a government of laws, not of men; but who makes the laws that govern democracy? Not you, me, or our fellow citizens — at least, not according to the five-justice conservative majority on the Supreme Court, who continue to...
  • Maryland's redistricting road show

    Maryland's redistricting road show
    In 2001, when Gov. Parris N. Glendening appointed a five-member advisory commission on the redrawing of legislative and congressional district lines, some questioned whether the entire exercise — including a dozen public hearings — would all...