| Jun 2, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Ben Cardin held off about as long as possible for a modern politician, but he finally caved to intense pressure. He launched a Facebook page.
"Back in 1966, when I first ran for the Maryland House of Delegates, there was no Facebook, no Twitter, no...
| May 25, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Don’t be fooled by the photo of the python and bikini-clad lady curled up on the couch. Vegas was all work, no play for City Council President Jack Young.
Young, who long considered the annual Vegas shoppingcenter convention a junket, attended...
| May 17, 2011
| 4:38 AM
The Baltimore Sun turns 174 years old today, and I sure hope that means cake and ice cream in the newsroom.
It's worth noting the milestone, with or without birthday party treats, since so much has changed since the paper first rolled off the presses...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 11:51 AM
Anyone with the chutzpah to run for mayor shouldn't be intimidated by a gal in a beehive hairdo and cat's-eye glasses, even if the gal in question is armed with a trademark, a litigious nature and a curious interpretation of the First Amendment.
| Jul 14, 2011
| 10:27 AM
A neighbor and friend of mine sent her first grader to camp at the Maryland Science Center, or as she refers to it now, the Maryland Shopping Center. Seems the campers are making regular visits to the gift shop.
Here's what the friend, Janine Holc, a...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 2:37 PM
The brouhaha surrounding the trademarking of the word "hon" seemed to become more serious Monday as Denise Whiting was granted a restraining order against a man who organized recent protests against her.
Judge Joan Bossman Gordan issued the so-called...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Here's one Maryland politician who will never get swept up in a Weinergate-style scandal, despite his being named in a sexual harassment lawsuit and his participation in a very strange incident in a mall parking lot.
Anne Arundel County Exec John R....
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:18 PM
This photo just made its way to me via Facebook. Not sure when it was taken, but jeeze louise, could Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, standing inches away from President Obama, look any more bored?
William Donald Schaefer was Mayor Annoyed. In SRB we have...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:00 AM
The good news for fans of Melissa Etheridge and state Del. Heather Mizeur: The Grammy-winning artist will help the Montgomery County Democrat raise money next week at a $1,000-a-head fundraiser that includes a concert ticket, backstage pass and meet-and-...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 10:23 AM
If City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway really thinks she's going to get $21 million out of Examiner columnist Adam Meister, she'd better hurry. Looks like he's about to spend a fortune.
An invite he's posted on Facebook reads: "Adam Meister's $21 million...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:49 PM
It is an image that has inspired hundreds, if not thousands.
Zach Lederer, 18, stares directly and defiantly into the camera, arms up and flexed in a muscle pose, surrounded by the medical accouterments of his hospital bed.
He had just come out of brain...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein announced Friday that a 37-year-old Baltimore County man has been taken into custody after being indicted in a hit-and-run accident that injured two Johns Hopkins University students in early May.