| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Privacy advocates expressed outrage Thursday over revelations that the National Security Agency has been collecting telephone records of virtually every phone call made in the United States for seven years, but the Obama administration and a bipartisan...
| Mar 14, 2013
I hope I'm not too late to the fight.
Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Mr. Paul's stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For about 20 years, I have been teaching a course at Towson University called "Media Criticism," which deals largely with alleged ideological media bias.
The claims of liberal bias in the mainstream media go back at least as far as Barry Goldwater's...
| Jun 19, 2013
Missouri-Kansas City's Hall accepts post as UMBC AD
UMBC announced the appointment of Tim Hall as athletic director, effective July 8. Hall has served as AD at Missouri-Kansas City since February 2007. He succeeds Charles Brown, who...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Brian Rogers, manager of the T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund in Baltimore, won't be voting the fund's shares in support of splitting the role of CEO and chairman at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jamie Dimon has been CEO at JP Morgan since 2005 and became...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:50 PM
On Wednesday, HBO renewed the Baltimore-made sitcom "VEEP" for a third season.
That means the series, which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer, will be producing another 10 episodes in the Baltimore area next year.
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Liberal media bias.
So incessant is this complaint from conservatives that the three words string together as one, like Holy Roman Empire. But like the old saw about that infamous regime being neither holy nor Roman nor an empire, liberal media bias...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:58 PM
It's been a good year for the 1 percent.
The protesters who occupied public spaces in cities across the country, beginning with Wall Street on Sept. 17, 2011, garnered a great deal of attention for the idea that our democracy is being hijacked by the...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 6:45 AM
In "Understanding Arab anger" (Sept. 19), Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland, claims that "the deepest sources of anger against America … pertain to the presence of U.S. forces in...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 8:36 PM
Skip McAfee is a man who cares.
He cares that the rules are followed and the dates are right.
In 1991, he cared enough to take over the task of breathing life back into the Columbia Inter-Village Co-Rec Softball League.
The league, founded by Pat...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:30 PM
The racy "Fifty Shades" book series by E. L. James has been causing a stir since hitting shelves in April with its erotic plot line and subsequent ban in various libraries across the country.
In Harford County, the public library system made the decision...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:45 AM
I read with interest columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary regarding the recent Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Constitutional — but contemptible," July 9).
I am still confused — indeed...