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  • Don Sterling racist outrage reeks of hypocrisy

    Don Sterling racist outrage reeks of hypocrisy
    Is the hypocritical blame train full yet on this messy Don Sterling racist controversy? David Stern?  Check. Fellow owners in the NBA?  Yes, sir. NAACP? Yep. An A-list of NBA superstars, including Michael Jordan and LeBron James? Sure thing. Every Los...
  • Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate

    Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kan. He was 84. His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the...
  • Accord reached on county school board bill

    Accord reached on county school board bill
    Parents who have fought for years to get an elected school board in Baltimore County have won key support for a compromise measure that is given a good chance of passage in the General Assembly. The county's House and Senate delegations voted...
  • A legislative governor [Editorial]

    A legislative governor [Editorial]
    If voters remember anything from Martin O'Malley's first run for governor eight years ago, it's probably two big promises: to roll back a big increase in BGE rates and to end the culture of divisiveness in Annapolis to bring lawmakers together to get...
  • Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]

    Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]
    Every year, Major League Baseball honors the extraordinary accomplishments of Jackie Robinson and the integration of modern professional baseball. Active players will on April 15th don Robinson's number 42, retired in 1997, to commemorate his ground-...
  • At vigil for slain teen, Hispanic residents say they feel ignored

    At vigil for slain teen, Hispanic residents say they feel ignored
    For the second time this week, family and friends of Oscar Torres gathered in public Friday to mourn his death, worrying, they say, that without holding vigils his killing will be forgotten and the person who shot him during a robbery will go free....
  • Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift

    Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift
    An NAACP leader, a former Maryland State Police major, a candidate for governor and a mother seeking to help her son with epilepsy converged Thursday on Annapolis to support more liberal marijuana laws. A number of bills, backed by lawmakers from a...
  • Dominoes start to fall in state House, Fort Lauderdale commission races

    Dominoes start to fall in state House, Fort Lauderdale commission races
    Miriam Oliphant's brother, Robert L. McKinzie, is running for Fort Lauderdale City Commission in District 3 / Britt — Broward Politics (@browardpolitics) April 8, 2014 Robert McKinzie Jr.'s candidacy is now official. And much of the...
  • Barbara Walters' V. Stiviano Interview: A Match Made in Camp TV Heaven

    V. Stiviano seemed to be auditioning for her own reality show on Friday's "20/20," while Barbara Walters seemed to be doing her best impersonation of Barbara Walters. It was a jump ball who looked worse, but in camp TV terms, a match made in heaven....
  • Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases

    Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases
    As prosecutors across Maryland wait for the new law that will remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, they're taking a patchwork approach in the way they handle such cases. In some counties, including Harford and Carroll,...
  • Letters: Readers weigh in on Donald Sterling

    Letters: Readers weigh in on Donald Sterling
    Not that it's fair to put Mike D'Antoni and Donald Sterling in the same sentence, as Mr. D'Antoni doesn't deserve to be insulted, but we can clearly see the similarities in the two of them as they leave Staples Center. Neither one of them has a useful...