| Jan 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
America lost one of its iconic brands last month when Hostess, maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and other staples of postwar Middle America, closed up shop.
The announcement was an occasion for wags to litter the Internet with jokes about the...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 1:16 PM
As far back as Robert Lewis can remember, he has been fascinated by what he heard on the radio — he would even sneak a receiver under his pillow when he was younger so he could listen to music late at night.
Decades later, he's still feeling that...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Is the Iraq war to blame for the mess we are in?
Now, I should qualify that question by explaining "mess" and "we." By "mess," I mean the dawn of Barack Obama's second term, the predictably catastrophic rollout of Obamacare, the exploding debt and...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Mildred Kern, an original resident of the North Oaks Retirement Community who had worked overseas for the United Nations, died of heart disease Sunday at her home. She was six days short of turning 105.
"She was our oldest resident, and she was our...
| 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...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 2:09 PM
It didn't take long for the talk at this week's national work-life conference in Baltimore to turn to Yahoo Inc.
The Internet company's new ban on employees working from home has proved wildly unpopular with working mothers who had expected more...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:48 AM
As you may have read, the Associated Press decided this week that its writers are permitted to use husband and wife for same-sex couples, in those jurisdictions where same-sex marriage is legal.
Should you not have read about it, I commend to your...
| Feb 23, 2013
At the end of 1995 and stretching into January 1996, the federal government "shut down" because of an impasse between President Bill Clinton and House Republicans led by then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The issue was increased taxes vs. less spending....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:02 PM
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Legg Mason Inc. is expected to announce its new CEO as early as Wednesday and also will likely name a new independent board member.
The Baltimore-based money manager has been without a permanent leader...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Dr. Benjamin Carson, the eminent Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon, has received much attention over the years not only for his skills in the operating room but for what he has achieved beyond it. For many Baltimoreans, his story is a familiar one...