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  • Critic's Notebook: 'Duck Dynasty' controversy comes down to freedom

    As you have probably heard, unless you are leading a life away from the Internet, television and people, Phil Robertson -- the 67-year-old "patriarch" in A&E's popular redneck-reality swamp comedy "Duck Dynasty" -- gave an interview to GQ, the fancy men's...
  • Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous

    Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous
    In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...
  • 'Duck Dynasty': A&E Ends Phil Robertson Suspension; Aims to Turn Controversy into Teachable Moment

    A+E Networks has maneuvered its way out of the "Duck Dynasty" controversy surrounding its top-rated show by consulting with the key advocacy groups in a position to raise the loudest ruckus over its response to the inflammatory remarks made by Phil...
  • Blue Maryland gets more liberal [Editorial]

    Blue Maryland gets more liberal  [Editorial]
    Maryland has long been a heavily Democratic state, but 2013 may have cemented its status as a truly liberal one. The two things were not always synonymous. Though Democrats have dominated the legislature and governor's mansion for decades, the party's...
  • 'Duck Dynasty': Can show be saved after Phil Robertson controversy?

    'Duck Dynasty': Can show be saved after Phil Robertson controversy?
    A&E's "Duck Dynasty" is not just the most popular reality show on cable TV. It's a rallying point for middle America, proof that down-home folks from the back country can make good and become mega-stars. But now Phil Robertson, one of the show's...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' backlash spotlights an uneasy reality in TV industry

    A&E's "Duck Dynasty" is not just the most popular reality show on cable TV. It's a rallying point for middle America, proof that down-home folks from the backcountry can make good and become mega-stars. And now it's become the latest battleground in...
  • City board votes to close six schools in 2014

    City board votes to close six schools in 2014
    The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to close six schools at the end of the school year but spared two other schools from immediate closure after passionate protests from the community. The schools approved to close at the end of the school year are...
  • Maryland delegate, pastor urges congregation to enroll in Obamacare in Mandela's memory

    Maryland delegate, pastor urges congregation to enroll in Obamacare in Mandela's memory
    Emmett Burns has been protesting since he was 15. The Maryland delegate and Lochearn preacher was born in Jackson, Miss., where he picketed in 1966 with Medgar Evers, an NAACP demonstrator who was instrumental in the desegregation of the University of...
  • Californians' negative view of organized labor grows, Field Poll says

    Californians' negative view of organized labor grows, Field Poll says
    Californians' view of organized labor has soured over the past two and a half years: 45% of those surveyed in a poll released Friday said unions do more harm than good, up from 35% in a March 2011 reading.  The results of the independent Field Poll...
  • Columbia Digest

    Holiday tree sale The Atholton Athletic Boosters annual holiday tree sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the school, 6520 Freetown Road. Douglas and Fraser firs will be available. Proceeds benefit the school's athletic teams....
  • McIntosh adds powerful voice to legal marijuana movement

    McIntosh adds powerful voice to legal marijuana movement
    Baltimore Del. Maggie McIntosh joined the chorus of powerful legislators supporting legalized marijuana in Maryland. In a Friday email to supporters, McIntosh identified the legalizing pot as one of four "the biggest, most important issues" facing the...