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Who killed my daughter?

LAS VEGAS — Thursday, October 27, 2016. The time was 12:30 p.m. The calls happened in rapid succession. Each call quickly escalating from fear and panic, to shock and disbelief. My phone rang again. In an eternal moment of brief […]

Who killed my daughter?

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LAS VEGAS — Thursday, October 27, 2016. The time was 12:30 p.m. The calls happened in rapid succession. Each call quickly escalating from fear and panic, to shock and disbelief. My phone rang again. In an eternal moment of brief […]

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Friend’s Suicide by Firearm: From a gun rights advocate’s perspective

I recently found out a very good friend committed suicide with a handgun. I had no idea he was suffering that badly, and neither did any of his immediate

Life after prison in Maryland

With each criminal conviction, the state of Maryland matter-of-factly tells the defendants how long they will spend behind bars.  Hidden from view, in the “fine print,” is a long

Commentary: ‘Border Wall’ need is built on Trump’s fear-mongering lies

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (March 14, 2009) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) 133 and NMCB-14 construct a 1,500 foot-long concrete-lined drainage ditch and a 10 foot-high wall to

Bloomberg pledges $1.8 billion for college accessibility, but there’s more to the story

BALTIMORE — College is undoubtedly one of the most expensive journeys 18-year-olds embark on in the U.S. With tuition costs on the rise, low- and middle-income students often struggle to

Stopping Trump on 2020 is the real goal

Mid-term elections are just a few months away and while it would be nice for guys like me who can’t stand the person who occupies the White House to

‘In My Life’ all these places have their moments and John McNamara loved them all

BALTIMORE — When I heard the horrific news that five people had been shot at the Capital Gazette newspaper, I immediately thought of John McNamara. Surely, Mac would convey

A 4th of July firewoprks stand on Baltimore National Pike in Baltimore, maryland. (credit Anthony C. Hayes)

Be safe on 4th of July

The Fourth of July is a holiday full of fun, family and fireworks. Fireworks and grilling are some of the best parts of this holiday, but they can have

Capital Gazette murders may stifle small newspapers

In 40 years at the Baltimore Sun, most of them on the nightside metro desk, I talked to lots of crazy people on the phone and some who came

Today is World Refugee Day: Let’s welcome them

Whether you’re overwhelmed, appalled or in full support of President Trump’s methods to stem illegal immigration into the U.S. --currently in full play on the U.S.-Mexico border-- the reality

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