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July 28, 2016

I remember the first time I watched political conventions on TV.

It was the summer of 1964 and I was 9 years old.  That year the Republicans had a contentious primary fight as Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller battled for the nomination. Other candidates also emerg...

July 16, 2016

I have a good buddy who's a huge baseball fan. A real purist. He loves the game for the love of the game.

Back in the early 1980's, when free agency was becoming a thing, and the players' union and the league were constantly fighting, and players were leaving teams for...

July 10, 2016

Upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Ben Franklin famously said: "[W]e must all hang together or most assuredly we will all hang separately."

That was a great line for the time and accurately if pithily reflected the dangerous course to which the signer...

July 7, 2016

The topics of states' rights, racism, and federal judges have been coming up a lot lately in the news and in social media, in a variety of contexts.

So perhaps it was particularly propitious that I came across a law review symposium tribute to the late Judge J. Skelly W...

July 4, 2016

The story is pretty well known. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the voice and the pen (respectively) of the American Revolution, two of the three surviving signers of the Declaration of Independence (and first person who can tell me who the third one was wins a free s...

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We're a great country no doubt, but we can still learn from others. Read more in my latest op ed in The Baltimore Sun. 

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