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Latest college admissions scam is affirmative action for rich undeserving white students

BALTIMORE — Among my best friends in high school was Mansfield (Sonny) Newsom, who sat directly in front of me for three years by dint of alphabetical order. I cannot recall a day in which Sonny wasn’t reading some serious […]

Latest college admissions scam is affirmative action for rich undeserving white students

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BALTIMORE — Among my best friends in high school was Mansfield (Sonny) Newsom, who sat directly in front of me for three years by dint of alphabetical order. I cannot recall a day in which Sonny wasn’t reading some serious […]

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Former Governor Harry Hughes was a man of integrity when Maryland needed it the most

BALTIMORE – Harry Hughes, who died Wednesday, at 92, became governor of Maryland when the Free State seemed to lead the country in political corruption, and he set an

Manafort’s light sentence prompts anger and resentment

BALTIMORE – Years ago, doing some reporting on Maryland’s prisons, I spent enough time at the state penitentiary to ask a rather personal question of an inmate there known

Cummings is right: ‘We are better than this’

BALTIMORE – Elijah Cummings believes in America in spite of an America he’s known his whole life. The Democratic congressman out of undernourished West Baltimore told the whole country

El Chapo proved that a wall will not stop the flow of drugs

BALTIMORE – Scariest among the reasons President Donald Trump has offered for building his Great Wall along the U.S. southern border is his insistence that it will stop narcotics

Frank Robinson taught us about race that Virginia politicians can’t seem to grasp

Frank Robinson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  (Wikipedia) BALTIMORE – As one measure of American enlightenment on race, here we are, 44 years after Frank Robinson became the

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby at odds with police over marijuana arrests

BALTIMORE – The last time State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby fought with the Baltimore Police Department, a big piece of this city was on fire. This time, the fight’s only

Should Larry Hogan run for president in 2020?

BALTIMORE – To millions of voters all over America, Larry Hogan is best known as Larry Who? For the uninitiated, he’s the governor of Maryland. But, just for speculation,

Cummings’ prayers come true; Michael Cohen will testify

BALTIMORE – The last time Rep. Elijah Cummings found himself in the midst of an investigation into the private life of an American president, he was on the other

Nancy Pelosi home-schooled in the art of politics by her mother ‘Big Nancy’

BALTIMORE – Everybody across America thinks they know the origin of Nancy Pelosi’s politics, but everybody’s wrong. They call her a San Francisco liberal, as though geography alone determines

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