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Rep. Cummings cries for the children locked in cages: ‘We are better than that!’

BALTIMORE — We’ve seen Rep. Elijah Cummings in full emotional outcry before this. He was there, in the streets of his West Baltimore home district, in the televised riots that followed the death of Freddie Grey a few years ago, […]

Rep. Cummings cries for the children locked in cages: ‘We are better than that!’

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BALTIMORE — We’ve seen Rep. Elijah Cummings in full emotional outcry before this. He was there, in the streets of his West Baltimore home district, in the televised riots that followed the death of Freddie Grey a few years ago, […]

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FBI’s tarnished image is a stark reminder of J. Edgar Hoover’s tenure

BALTIMORE — In my long-ago years as an investigative reporter for a Baltimore newspaper, among my sources was the local bureau chief of the FBI, whose identity will be

Remember when the best reporters were called legends instead of ‘the enemy of the people’

BALTIMORE — Seymour Hersh’s new memoir, “Reporter,” arrives just in time. It’s a time to remember when newspapers still mattered. It’s a time to remember the lies of Richard

Linda Brown taught us lessons we are still trying to figure out

Photo from Maryland State Archives: Mother teaches child about Brown v. Board of Edcuation. Since America is always a work in progress, we’re still evaluating the racial effects of Linda

If Trump were a statue, he would be removed

Justice Taney' monument comes down. Credit: Rudi Riet/Creative Commons via Flickr ANNAPOLIS, MD. – In a quiet, shaded area outside the State House here sits a statue of Roger Brooke

Frank Deford made language sing

Frank Deford was one of the last carriers of a piece of American sports culture that’s now on the skids. He wrote about athletes but avoided the deadly box

Nixon could have learned a few things from Trump

WASHINGTON - Somewhere in hell today, a deeply admiring Richard Nixon is watching Donald Trump and muttering to himself, “From him, I could learn.” Dumb Nixon. In the swamp of

Jimmy Breslin figured out Donald Trump long before most did

This column first appeared on Talk Media News. It is republished with permission. When Jimmy Breslin gets to heaven later today, the first thing he does is give God a

‘Illegal abortion killed the already-born as well as the unborn’

Editor's Note: This article was first published by Talk Media News and it is republished with permission. For some of us, the death of Norma McCorvey evoked not only headline references to

Lost lessons from George Beall

George Beall (lower right corner) in a 1975 meeting with U.S. Attorneys in Maryland. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney Office in Baltimore.) This column is republished with permission from Talk Media News. George

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