| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Surely, even for Democrats there's remarkably little joy to be had in watching mainstream Republicans turn on Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz for forcing the GOP into a suicide mission. The big show in Washington — the final (at least one can hope)...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Ever see the Al Pacino movie, "Dog Day Afternoon?" Based on a true story, it's about a bank robbery that goes bad. When it becomes clear that the jig is up — that there's not much money to be had and they're surrounded by police — the list...
| May 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
In 1998, when President Bill Clinton signed the bipartisan Internet Tax Freedom Act, which prohibited state and local taxation of Internet access and Internet-only services, the purpose was to promote the commercial potential of the Internet, especially...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Baltimore's Legg Mason Opportunity Trust, co-managed by well-known stock-picker Bill Miller, is the top-ranked U.S. diversified stock fund for the third consecutive quarter, according to a Wall Street Journal ranking.
Miller and his co-manager, Samantha...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Something unusual happened when the controversy over the nation's health care law erupted again on the floor of the House of Representatives this month: A Maryland Democrat voted with Republicans.
Rep. John Delaney, the state's newest member of Congress,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:06 AM
There's a drawer in my house that's full of things my wife and I just can't bring ourselves to part with. It's not so much that they're valuable or useful. They're actually neither.
And it's not like they're suddenly going to be in demand in the...
| Aug 10, 2013
During the depth of the 2008 financial crisis when Bill Miller's funds were in free fall, a colleague advised him to get a dog.
"I needed to change my luck," said the Legg Mason money manager, famous for beating the market 15 years in a row. "I reasoned...
| Aug 28, 2013
While letter writer Marie Mullen may be warranted in the conclusion that The Sun favors the Democratic Party and a liberal view in its editorials and columnists, certainly the paper is not unique in this respect ("More balance in The Sun, please!" Aug....
| Aug 17, 2013
| 6:42 PM
I had a brief encounter today with one of those braying jackasses who say that linguists are laissez-faire types who think that anything goes and no usage is ever wrong. You've encountered the type.
As evidence to the contrary I cite post at...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:08 AM
Lance Armstrong's well-orchestrated apology tour has brought back a bad memory: all the wasted hours I spent reading his book, "It's Not About the Bike." I was one of many readers captivated by his dramatic tale: hot-headed young rider gets felled by...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Reports of the death of the tea party are greatly exaggerated.
For about two years now, certain observers have been declaring the demise of this insurgent tendency within the Republican Party. However, despite recent headlines, we should expect to...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 8:48 PM
The last day of 2012 is the first of a new era for Tribune Co.
After spending more than four years embroiled in a contentious Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the reorganized Chicago-based media company will emerge Monday under new owners and a newly...