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  • Rodricks crosses the line

    I frequently disagree with Dan Rodricks' views on criminal justice, but his column on November 30th ("Calvin Ash, political prisoner?") was particularly disgusting. To claim that Calvin Ash is a political prisoner is an insult to all those who are being...
  • Senate challenges Obama on Iran

    Senate challenges Obama on Iran
    Disregarding White House opposition, the Senate unanimously approved new sanctions on Iran as part of its defense bill Thursday night, then passed the bill -- which already faced a veto threat because it requires military custody for certain detainees...
  • Pearl Harbor anniversary: It still lives in infamy

    Pearl Harbor anniversary: It still lives in infamy
    Today, marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan and the official entry of the United States into World War II. These stories are excerpted from the book, "Home Front Baltimore" (Johns Hopkins University Press). Watching "the...
  • Boy Scouts celebrate 'Hometown Heroes'

    Boy Scouts celebrate 'Hometown Heroes'
    Hometown Heroes were honored by the Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, Dec. 7, a day that marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Appropriately, veterans were among those honored at the Oakmont...
  • A threat to Maryland's progressive prisoner representation law

    A threat to Maryland's progressive prisoner representation law
    Why is a conservative foundation in Iowa seeking to roll back a civil rights law in Maryland? Three weeks ago, a federal lawsuit funded by the Legacy Foundation was filed against Maryland's proposed congressional redistricting plan. But the lawyers...
  • Trying terror suspects in the U.S.: Tough and just

    Trying terror suspects in the U.S.: Tough and just
    The debate over how the U.S. deals with suspected terrorists captured outside the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan flared up again last week when the Obama administration announced charges in New York against a Somali man with alleged ties to militant...
  • New death penalty law, appeals delay trials in killing of correctional officer

    New death penalty law, appeals delay trials in killing of correctional officer
    In the past five years, since corrections officer David McGuinn was stabbed to death at the hulking House of Correction in Jessup, there have been major changes in Maryland's corrections system — new prisons built, new programs added and tighter...
  • Clear televisions help occupy Md. prisoners, keep out contraband

    Clear televisions help occupy Md. prisoners, keep out contraband
    When RCA introduced its first television, the set was encased in clear Lucite, so visitors to the 1939 World's Fair in New York could see the electronic innards and walk away confident that the sound and video were not a mere trick. Decades later, the...
  • Vann Nath dies at 66; Cambodian painter survived torture in prison

    Vann Nath dies at 66; Cambodian painter survived torture in prison
    Vann Nath, whose talent as an artist helped him survive Cambodia's most notorious prison during the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror in the 1970s and whose later paintings bore witness to the prison's many horrors, has died. He was 66. Vann Nath, who...
  • Dr. Ernst F. L. Niedermeyer

    Dr. Ernst F. L. Niedermeyer
    Dr. Ernst Friedrich Lepold Niedermeyer, who was a leading researcher, author, clinician and pioneer in the field of electroencephalogy and its use in epilepsy and other brain research, died Thursday of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The...
  • Judge OKs death penalty trial in prison guard slaying

    The trial of a prisoner charged with killing a state correctional officer will remain a death-penalty case, an Anne Arundel County judge ruled Wednesday, after hearing that the victim's DNA was found on the prisoner's clothing and that witnesses linked...