| Jun 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The poison seeps slowly into the future. No one notices.
"The Obama administration," the Wall Street Journal informs us, "plans to arm Italy's fleet of Reaper drone aircraft, a move that could open the door for sales of advanced hunter-killer drone...
| Aug 28, 2012
Ethics professors at business schools aren't short of teachable moments these days.
This year alone, a Goldman Sachs' executive announced his resignation in The New York Times, outraged by managers' callous talk of "ripping off clients," whom they...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Just in time for the Grand Prix of Baltimore on Labor Day weekend, a local technology company is offering spectators a way to keep their mobile phone batteries charged as they watch the races.
NV3 Technologies, a Canton-based maker of rapid-charging...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers," says Neil Newhouse, a Romney pollster.
A half-dozen fact-checking organizations and websites have refuted Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's claims that President Obama removed the work...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Recently I called a local radio talk show, not to blast President Barack Obama or ridicule Mitt Romney but to chide the conservative host and his conservative guest for their tiresome narrative about liberal bias in the "mainstream media.'" They...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:19 AM
You may imagine that journalists, because they make their bread by wielding language, would (a) know something about grammar and usage and (b) write about grammar and usage intelligently. If so, you have a vivid imagination.
I put it to you...
| Jul 1, 2012
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary most of next week. There will be a slide show of Mt. Zion history plus an ice cream social July 10 at 7 p.m.
A music program with cookies and punch will be featured on July 11 at 7 p....
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Buck Showalter not only has baseball talents, Baltimore -- he's also quite a believable prankster.
The folks at Major League Baseball's Fan Cave just posted a really funny video where Showalter "punks" relief pitcher Darren O'Day.
Here's the setup:
| Jun 28, 2012
| 12:42 PM
I wonder if Darren O'Day's heart has started back up yet. Because when the Orioles' reliever was pranked recently by manager Buck Showalter for a Major League Baseball Fan Cave video, you wondered if the poor guy was going to need a defibrillator...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:44 AM
"In my first term, we passed health care reform," President Barack Obama joked this spring. "In my second term, I guess I'll pass it again."
Thanks to the Supreme Court, President Obama can take that item off his agenda. But Chief JusticeJohn G....
| 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...