New habits in our post-COVID life


I asked my almost 8-year-old daughter what I should write about for an audience of a bunch of lawyers. She said, “How about: Spring is bringing excitement to lawyers.” Maybe I’m plumb out of ideas or maybe she’s a genius, ...

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What’s the going rate for a former U.S. attorney general?

Welcome to Monday, the 39th anniversary of Sally Ride being named the first American woman astronaut. Here are some news items to blast off your week. — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder bills out at nearly $2,300 per hour. ...

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USM board member resigns to comply with 2006 law

A former top official in the Hogan administration, Sam  Malhotra had to step down from the USM Board of Regents because he is GOP gubernatorial candidate Kelly Schulz's campaign treasurer. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

A member of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents has resigned because of his involvement in a newly announced campaign for governor. The resignation is part of a confusing pair of announcements Friday by board Chairwoman Linda Gooden in which it ...

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Rutherford out, Schulz in as Md.’s 2022 gubernatorial race heats up

Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said Wednesday he would not be a candidate to succeed Gov. Larry Hogan. Hours later, Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz said she would. (The Daily Record/File Photos)

Spring is a time of new beginnings, and the end of the 2021 General Assembly session means it’s time to think ahead to the 2022 election season. Maryland’s primary election is roughly 14 months away and jockeying for position has ...

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Biden backs civil diplomatic immunity for alleged torturer

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Welcome to Monday, the 70th anniversary of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg being sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Biden backs civil diplomatic immunity for ex-Egyptian prime ...

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Another divide when it comes to vaccine attitudes

An employee of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, receives one of the first COVID-19 vaccines at the medical center, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Wake Forest Baptist received its first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday morning. Ten employees received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday. Additional employees will be given the vaccine in the coming days. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Much has been written, understandably so, about the fault lines in U.S. society between those willing and often eager to take the COVID-19 vaccine and those disinclined to do so. The divides fall across racial lines. Black Americans, suspicious of ...

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