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  • The American obsession with smuggling, from the Boston Tea Party through today's drug trade

    "No taxation without representation"-that's understood to be a patriotic rallying cry of the people who became the founders of the United States of America. Early Americans, so the story goes, protested taxes by the British as part of defending their...
  • 1986 marriage-fraud law is too flawed to stand, attorney says

    With weighty questions about the legality of certain marriages consuming national attention-specifically, the U.S. Supreme Court's current consideration of gay-marriage issues-another legal question about marriage recently arose in Maryland federal court:...
  • Why is homeless policy so disconnected from the daily struggle of people trying to find a place to stay?

    They wait along the fence, with another knot of guys in the middle of the parking lot standing, leaning on canes, or sitting in wheelchairs amid bags of clothes and other belongings. There will be more than 100 men here in an hour, lining up for...
  • More power to the people, and to Mr. Wrong.

    Mr. Wrong ("Tipping Point," Mr. Wrong, Oct. 23) is so right. Tipping service workers should include a modicum of empathy. No, it is not a hard-and-fast rule, but a matter of being in accord with those around us, knowing we need one another. That said,...
  • In Maryland and across the country, the federal designer-drug crackdown takes prisoners, cash, and a legal backlash

    Dev Bahadur Hamal worked behind the counter of the Tobacco Stop in Bel Air, one of those ubiquitous shops that sell legal smokables and accessories for illegal ones, like bongs, hookahs, rolling papers, pot grinders, and glass pipes. On Sept. 22, 2011, a...
  • Sally Hawkins stars in this heartstrings-pulling drama of a 1968 women's labor strike

    Made in Dagenham Directed by Nigel Cole Opens Dec. 29 at the Charles Theater Women still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes nearly 30 years after the Equal Rights Amendment passed through the United States Congress (it failed ratification...
  • On the agenda for May 16

    The Council’s slim agenda included a resolution congratulating fifth-grade language arts and social studies teacher Margaret May of Mount Washington Elementary School for being named Baltimore City Schools 2011 Teacher of the Year. May is now a...
  • Nine reasons the rich get richer thanks to U.S. tax policy

    For three decades we have conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply side economics. The theory goes like this: Lower tax rates will encourage more investment, which in turn will mean more jobs and greater prosperity-so much...
  • Anti-discrimination bill threatens transgender, LGBT alliances

    In late April, a video of a beating outside the women’s restroom at a Baltimore County McDonald’s appeared on YouTube. It shows two teenage girls kicking and punching a 22-year-old transgender woman named Chrissy Lee Polis. One teenager...
  • A new documentary film examines U.S. immigration policy through one family's fractured life

    Tony and Janina’s American Wedding June 23 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson at 7 p.m. Visit creativealliance.org for more details. Several years ago, filmmaker Ruth Leitman was hired to make a short film for the “Dreams Across...
  • California man to cooperate with federal online gambling probe as part of plea deal

    “Yes, your honor,” James Davitt said, over and over again, as he answered U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake’s questions during his Jan. 4 hearing in the federal courthouse in Baltimore. He was in Blake’s court to plead guilty...
  • On the agenda for Feb. 28

    11-0650 - Sale of Properties – 601, 603, 621, 701, 709, 750, 801, and 810 McCabe Avenue 11-0651 Sale of Property – 2000 East North Avenue The Read: The McCabe Avenue houses, off York Road in an area that has its share of well-maintained...