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President Trump doesn’t know Baltimore

BALTIMORE – The more Donald Trump talks, the more he shows us he feels not an ounce of empathy and understands not a heartbeat of history. He calls this city “rat-infested…where no human being would want to live,” without ever […]

President Trump doesn’t know Baltimore

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BALTIMORE – The more Donald Trump talks, the more he shows us he feels not an ounce of empathy and understands not a heartbeat of history. He calls this city “rat-infested…where no human being would want to live,” without ever […]

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The Republican party is dead

BALTIMORE– The last time we had a Republican mayor in my home town, his name was Theodore McKeldin, and the last time I saw him, he was delivering my

Kurt Schmoke was ahead of his time

BALTIMORE – Maybe America’s finally catching up to Kurt Schmoke. Three decades ago, when he was starting out as this city’s mayor, Schmoke was one of the first American voices

In ownership change, Orioles need local money to step to plate

BALTIMORE – It’s gratifying that so many people read last week’s column here about the Orioles, and it’s nice that so many media outlets responded to it, and unsettling

Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for 2019 home opener. April 4, 2019. (Credit Michael Jordan/BPE)

Nashville Orioles? Baltimore needs a local buyer to step up to the plate

BALTIMORE — These summer nights are bleak at Oriole Park, as witness Saturday night’s 23-to-2 loss to Houston. But the future’s a deeper concern. Reliable sources say we might

Trump launches attack on Baltimore

BALTIMORE – Believe me, West Baltimore doesn’t need Donald Trump’s poisonous insults to know it has problems. This president wants to punish Rep. Elijah Cummings for daring to criticize him,

Death Penalty Reminder: 160 people sentenced to death were later found to be not guilty

BALTIMORE – As far as I know, the last person to be strapped into the gas chamber at the Maryland Penitentiary was me. Years ago, I spent a week

Hard rain is ‘gonna fall’ on President Trump as heat waves turn into a silent killer

BALTIMORE — One of the enduring pleasures of this city is its annual Artscape extravaganza, a celebration of art and music and funky crafts that draws nearly half a

Jim Bouton’s ‘Ball Four’ changed the game for sports writers

BALTIMORE  — In all of the culture wars waged across America over the last half-century, Jim Bouton hurled some of the most compelling strikes. He didn’t just write a

No tanks needed in my neighborhood for the Fourth of July

BALTIMORE – In my neighborhood’s Fourth of July parade, we had no tanks on display. Unlike Donald Trump’s Washington, we didn’t model ourselves after Moscow’s Red Square. But we

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