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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 belief. Or they point to her father, or her oldest brother, […]

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

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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 belief. Or they point to her father, or her oldest brother, […]

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More than 300 Baltimore homicides in 2018 and no solutions in sight

A mural of Freddie Gray is seen along Mount Street near Gilmor Homes in Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood on Monday, December 10, 2018, in Baltimore, MD. (Courtesy Photo by Salwan Georges/The

NFL changed forever 60 years ago with the ‘Greatest Sporting Event of All Time’

BALTIMORE – Take a moment to mark the date on the calendar. Sixty years ago this week – Dec. 28, 1958 – American sports culture changed forever in a

Baseball losing its humanity with Moneyball taking hold of the Orioles

BALTIMORE – There’s a great scene in the movie “Moneyball” where a bunch of grizzled old baseball scouts are brainstorming about prospects. This kid’s got a great swing, another

Would you like to have Donald Trump as the son-in-law in your family?

BALTIMORE – I have a question for all those who cling to their loyalty to Donald Trump despite what the entire world has discovered about this president’s bigotry, his

George H.W. Bush was a ‘war hero’ nobody knew until a Baltimore P.R. man helped tell the story

BALTIMORE — The first time George H.W. Bush got serious about running for president, he ran into problems of perception. Newsweek Magazine, which people still took seriously back then,

Nancy Pelosi is a ‘pro’s pro’

BALTIMORE  – When the future Nancy Pelosi was growing up in this city’s Little Italy neighborhood, and her father, Tommy D’Alesandro, Jr., was winning three terms as mayor, little

If Trump doesn’t like obnoxious Jim Acosta’s questioning, why does he keep calling on him?

BALTIMORE — I hope Jim Acosta’s not waiting around for a special Emmy Award for courage in journalism. The CNN White House correspondent capped a series of public skirmishes with

Babe Ruth was the twinkle in America’s eye

BALTIMORE – Nearly a quarter-century ago, when this city opened brand new Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a local sports writing legend named John Steadman hired a small plane

Jordan McNair’s death was the tragic end result of football excesses

BALTIMORE – One day, some years back, I’m having lunch with Sylvia Mackey and Bruce Laird. She’s the widow of John Mackey, the Hall of Fame Baltimore Colts tight

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