| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:21 PM
I devoted most of my columns over the last several weeks to the holidays, the memories they invoke and the way they bring people together. But as the year draws to a close, even I am surprised to see that none of the scenes I drew took place in church...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:14 PM
It won't take much more than a few minutes into the new year to see the impact of the old one, with Baltimore's City Hall opening at midnight to begin performing same-sex marriages under a law that takes effect on Jan. 1.
But if the state's newly...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Angel Silva talks shop like the journalist he is.
Sitting last month in the office of El Vaquero, the student newspaper at Glendale Community College, the 20-year-old described traveling to Sacramento to cover the March in March protests, staged by...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When the year started, the talk around Annapolis was that Gov. Martin O'Malley had already checked out. In the sixth year of his tenure, many believed he was already looking ahead to a national role and viewed his day job as something of a chore.
| Jan 6, 2013
Luis Barcenas still recalls the terror of being kidnapped at gunpoint while driving a truck on a Mexican highway 14 years ago, a traumatic two days that compelled him to move his family to Chicago in search of a better life.
But after years of...
| May 2, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Maryland's House Republicans decided this week to jettison Del. Anthony J. O'Donnell from the leadership of their caucus on the grounds that a new messenger is needed to revitalize the party's prospects and pick up seats in the 2014 election. We wish...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. presents a 20-point platform for Republicans to "be proud of" ("A platform for the next Republican nominee," Nov. 18). Let's examine each of these points in detail, and the reader can decide if any of them are...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Not long before Julissa Valladares graduated in the top 5% of her senior class at Abraham Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, she won acceptance letters from UCLA, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara.
But as a student who came to the U.S. at age 10 from...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:51 PM
For the 400 undocumented students at Glendale Community College who cannot legally drive, apply for federal loans, or work to pay for school, the California Dream Act is still just that — a dream.
That’s because while, for the first time this...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:56 PM
Kevin Hernandez was 11 when he left his grandmother's home in El Salvador, traveling by bus and on foot — alone — to Maryland to meet his mother, whom he had not seen since he was 6.
Shortly after the boy waded through chest-high water to...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Last week was a very good one for Maryland's governor. He helped President Barack Obama win another term, increased the number of Democrats representing his state in Congress while also getting all his party's incumbents re-elected and went 7-for-7 on...