| Mar 21, 2013
"At CPAC, the Future Looks Libertarian," read a dispatch on Time magazine's website. "CPAC: Rand Paul's Big Moment," proclaimed The Week magazine. Meanwhile, The New York Times headlined its story about the annual conservative political action...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:32 AM
I grew up in Baltimore, in a world where guns were, unambiguously, for deterring or killing people.
Family lore says that back in the 1920s, my grandfather used a gun to scare off the Mafia — the Black Hand, as Sicilians of the time called it....
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Watching from his office, Vladimir Marinich would see everything from deer to cows wander onto the campus of Howard Community College. It was 1970, and the new college had about 560 students and one building nestled between a farm and some woods.
| Mar 23, 2013
The lone Union sentry stands atop Federal Hill, outlined against an ominous orange/red sky. In the distance, the tops of the Washington Monument and several spires rise above the city, as straight and determined as the rifle held in the soldier's left...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:26 AM
The State Department revealed this month that the United States has detained more than 200 children at its military prison in Afghanistan. I represent one of them, a boy who left his parents' home in Karachi, Pakistan in July 2008, when he was 14, on a...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
What if Facebook isn't the intrusive, all-seeing eye that we fear? What if it isn't just a place where workers waste time and young people post regrettable pictures of themselves?
What if it is not just a stage for narcissists who think everything...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:00 AM
To those opposed to tougher Maryland gun laws, I can only say that we have to start somewhere ("Battle lines form in gun debate," Dec. 19). The answer cannot be that criminals will get guns anyway so law-abiding people must have them as well to protect...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo appeared on 'Face the Nation' with Bob Schieffer on CBS Sunday morning. Ayanbadejo was part of a panel discussion on same-sex marriage. Read the complete transcript below.
Bob Schieffer: Good morning, again, this...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:15 AM
100 Years Ago
Six bucks per student
From the list of expenditures for Howard County for 1912 published in the Times:
"Total receipts for taxes — $96,541.12. Of this amount, the Public Schools of Howard county have received $17,400, of which...
| Mar 28, 2013
Almost exactly 20 years ago, Barbara Dafoe Whitehead wrote a controversial essay for The Atlantic titled "Dan Quayle Was Right."
In case you forgot (or never knew), let me fill you in on what Mr. Quayle was right about.
There once was a popular sitcom...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Enjoy a truly unique musical role-playing experience with General Grant and President Lincoln. Will and Bernadine Boyce have spent years perfecting their impersonations of General and Mrs. Grant (along with other Civil War personalities) and Dr. Duke...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Kwame Kwei-Armah is turning up the floodlights on Center Stage.
It's been not quite two years since the British-born playwright became artistic director of Maryland's largest regional theater. With his production of two button-pushing dramas nicknamed...