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Obama administration proposes offshore Atlantic drilling

The Obama administration proposes to allow oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast for the first time in over 30 years, drawing fire from environmentalists and many East Coast lawmakers about the potential for spills that couldharm the Chesapeake Bay and resorts like Ocean City.

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  • Chris Brown postpones Between the Sheets Tour with Trey Songz and Tyga
    Chris Brown postpones Between the Sheets Tour with Trey Songz and Tyga

    On Monday evening, Chris Brown announced via Instagram that the start of the Between the Sheets Tour with Trey Songz and Tyga — which is scheduled to stop at Royal Farms Arena on Saturday — has been postponed due to a judge's ruling against the singer's travel request. 

  • John O'Hurley to head cast of 'Chicago' at the Hippodrome in March
    John O'Hurley to head cast of 'Chicago' at the Hippodrome in March

    The national touring production of the hit musical "Chicago" heading to the Hippodrome Theatre in March will feature John O'Hurley -- a.k.a. J. Peterman on "Seinfeld" -- as the sneaky lawyer Billy Flynn.

  • Viet Pearl in Ellicott City has great food, odd decor
    Viet Pearl in Ellicott City has great food, odd decor

    In Howard County, excellent ethnic restaurants pop up in so many unlikely spots that finding a good meal in a nondescript strip mall is no longer surprising. But that doesn't take away from the appreciation of the good food we enjoyed after dinner at Viet Pearl, which opened in Ellicott City in...

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  • Under Armour's gift
    Under Armour's gift

    Under Armour evidently wants to get into the law enforcement officer uniform business, and they have what sounds like a scheme to get free marketing and field testing of their new products by outfitting one Baltimore police district with them for free. Sounds like a great idea to us, yet the...

  • Does Maryland have the political will to restore the bay?
    Does Maryland have the political will to restore the bay?

    On Oct. 4, Jay Sadowski, an avid fisherman and hunter, died of leukemia at age 59. The cancer was discovered while he was being treated for a flesh-eating infection he contracted while fishing in the South River near where Gov. Larry Hogan lives. The infection ravaged his body even before the...

  • Netanyahu invitation unwise
    Netanyahu invitation unwise

    Once upon a time, not so long ago, the Republican party was generally thought of as the party of national security. The final years of Ronald Reagan's administration, successful arms control talks and masterful handling of the collapse of the Soviet Union by George H.W. Bush strengthened that...

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