| Feb 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Ever since Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, there's been a lot of talk about how the Republican Party needs to "rebrand" itself.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wants, among other things, for the GOP to stop being "the stupid party." Rep. Paul...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It was appalling to see columnist Dan Rodricks criticize Dr. Ben Carson for flirting with Republican politics ("Ben Carson's biblically based conservatism," March 31).
I wish Mr. Rodricks wouldn't always look at the world through the prism of liberalism...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:30 AM
I grew up in the 1950s in a sports-deprived area of southeast Georgia. Except for a not-so-close and generally unnoticed Georgia Florida league baseball farm team, there was no major league baseball, football or basketball. Sports meant cow pasture...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Baltimore will launch its commemoration of the War of 1812 by land, sea and air this week, starting with parachute jumps into Camden Yards and a parade of tall ships into the harbor. The history-filled week features music, fireworks and an air show over...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
— Let's talk about the other speech.
No, not Bill Clinton's 48-minute stemwinder to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night that was so mesmerizing even Republicans praised it. Instead, let's offer a little nod of affirmation for...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:37 PM
During his more than 60 years in the news business, Timonium resident Lou Panos crossed paths with people from legendary Baltimore scribeH.L. Mencken to the Kennedy brothers — as in RFK and JFK.
Along the way, Panos, 86, who was inducted last...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 1:46 PM
I have been watching the backlash against HBO's groundbreaking comedy "Girls" the last couple of weeks, and much of it looks to be coming from writers and wannabe critics who might just be jealous of Lena Dunham's success.
Racism is a complicated and...
| Mar 17, 2012
100 Years Ago
A fine Ford in E.C.
"Quite a number of young people of our neighborhood attended the play in the Masonic Hall, Mt. Airy, on last Friday night.
Mrs. Annie Wheeler of Washington spent the week end with relatives in the neighborhood.
| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Every week on the lecture trail, I meet progressives who are demoralized and/or infuriated by Barack Obama's performance as president. They insist that they will not work for him again or even vote for him. Many have signed petitions saying as much....
| Mar 23, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Outhouses. Potbellied stoves. Four-mile walks in the snow. These are legacies of the Rosenwald Schools.
For the past several weeks, county students have been studying the schools, a loosely affiliated network for African-American children that a white...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:28 AM
No idea in American society is more pervasive than the notion that we all owe a debt of gratitude to the young men and women who have volunteered to fight our foreign wars. This nearly universal belief flows from a sense of collective guilt that the...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 7:31 PM
Being on TV is nothing new for Baltimore. Think of the recent political dramas like "Game Change" and "VEEP" or earlier crime shows like "Homicide" and"The Wire."
But what's going on within a five-acre area of production offices and massive warehouses...