| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:06 AM
The elderly woman who lives in the van in the shopping center on 41st Street in Hampden is Harriet Kahn. It says "Kahn" on the vanity plates of her van, but "Can" is how she pronounces her name because, she says, the softer "ah" (as in "Kaan") gives her...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The remarkable humility of Pope Francis is causing lapsed Catholics to reconsider their relationship with the church, this one included.
Those of us who left the church in a huff or drifted away, disillusioned by the scandals or the money, or...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:10 PM
In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
Since that time, these things have happened:
•In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago.
•In 1896, the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I am amazed that some people are so myopic that they can't bring themselves to listen to the financial experts on matters such as the prospect of a U.S. default on its debts ("A deal, three weeks too late," Oct. 17).
It is no secret that a default would...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Annapolis Alderman Ross Arnett has been fielding angry calls from as far as California since Sunday, when it was reported that the Democrat would move to sharply curtail the power of the mayor, days after the city elected the first Republican to the job...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Annapolis Alderman Ross Arnett made a proposal last weekend that made waves from the capital city across the country: to change the city's form of government to give the mayor less power.
Many conservatives — including radio host Rush Limbaugh...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Annapolis mayor-elect Mike Pantelides faced the first major test of his term well before the swearing-in ceremony scheduled for today. Almost immediately after the last provisional and absentee ballots were counted to give him a narrow edge over incumbent...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The GOP's attempt to de-fund the "Affordable Care Act" (aka "Obamacare") is somewhat complicated, but I will attempt to bring it together for you.
We begin with the fact of universal Republican opposition to the law. Not one Republican supported...
| May 16, 2013
Well, this is a fine mess.
After years of moaning about various "conspiracies" against them, conservative activists finally have a real (i.e., not manufactured by Fox or inflated by Rush Limbaugh) piece of evidence to take before the court of public...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:47 AM
The following letter was sent to Collins Bailey, vice chairman of the Maryland Republican Party; Carol Kiple, president of Harford County Republican Women; delegates Kathy Szeliga, Susan McComas, and Glen Glass; and Patrick McGrady, of the Harford...
| May 3, 2013
| 8:01 AM
To the age-old question of how many conservatives does it take to screw in a light bulb, we now have a definitive answer: Just one, but it will take him weeks to chase down a vintage incandescent bulb because he won't touch an energy-efficient one.
| Apr 25, 2013
"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...