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  • Chautauqua history tour starts in Catonsville this weekend

    Chautauqua history tour starts in Catonsville this weekend
    Chautauqua is the name, and living history is the game. This weekend, the Maryland Humanities Council begin its 19th annual Chautauqua tour throughout the state, starting with free performances on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County Friday, July 5; Saturday, July 6; and Sunday, July 7.
  • Paycheck Fairness Act: Good politics, good policy

    Paycheck Fairness Act: Good politics, good policy
    If Maryland's resident pit bull, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, has demonstrated anything in her several decades in Congress and as dean of Senate women, it's a willingness to stand up for the less powerful in society, and she was at it again this week advocating...

    Melissa McCarthy -- after 'Tammy,' time for a change?

    "SPLENDID MISERY." That was Thomas Jefferson's description of the job of the presidency. I would say for some occupants of the White House -- the current inhabitant, for instance -- it might just be "miserable misery." I CAME across the above quote re-...

    Witness debate between Founding Fathers Jefferson and Adams at Colonial Williamsburg

    Witness debate between Founding Fathers Jefferson and Adams at Colonial Williamsburg
    "Jefferson & Adams" explores the turbulent 52-year relationship between two celebrated Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Written by Howard Ginsberg, the play takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday through Monday July 5-7 at Colonial...

    Valerie Strauss: July 4, 1776 — Popular misconceptions about American independence / VIDEO

    Valerie Strauss: July 4, 1776 — Popular misconceptions about American independence / VIDEO
    You learned in school about what happened in July 1776, and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right? Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the Continental...