| May 27, 2012
Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
| Jun 9, 2012
In a recent column, I wrote about Gen. George Washington's aide-de-camp, Tench Tilghman, Maryland's version of Paul Revere, whose historic ride in October 1781 from Virginia to Philadelphia brought news to the Continental Congress of the British surrender...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 1:08 PM
To some, he might seem a rebel in a Ravens town. But ironically, David Nitkin is a Patriot — a fan of the New England football team, albeit one who works for a county government whose executive, Ken Ulman, bleeds the purple and black of the...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She also studies public...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 12:55 PM
Claiming "I know my American history," Sarah Palin on Sunday defended her claim that Paul Revere's ride was intended to warn the British they weren't going to take American arms.
At a stop in New England on her bus tour of the United States, Palin...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• It's looking worse and worse:...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 6:31 AM
Last night, on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart was forced to tackle an issue he hates to joke about: His friend U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) tweeting of his own penis.
Stewart and Weiner are old buddies and shared a beach house in Delaware in their...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 4:22 PM
All men are created equal, Paul Revere wrote on his Esquire blog, but are all daily deals?That's what I was wondered after reading Jay Hancock's article in today's paper. I'm not sure dyed-in-the-wool cheapskates are going to plunk down $50......
| Aug 12, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Doug Mainwaring's article about the tea party, "Why the name calling?" (Aug. 10), was highly amusing. If name-calling is the problem, I'd suggest hey start with themselves.
Whether it is Sarah Palin talking about "death panels" or Tea Party Nation CEO...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 1:03 PM
You are my hero! It would have been so easy to say, "Oops, I misspoke. You see, I've been on the road, I haven't slept much, and I have this terrible fire in the belly. Of course, Paul Revere wasn't warning the British…"
But no. You...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 12:11 PM
After all the publicity surrounding Sarah Palin's unique version of Paul Revere's midnight ride, plenty of people in Baltimore are probably wondering about Ms. Palin's take on the War of 1812, given her recent visit to Fort McHenry. In light of her...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:45 AM
To imagine that the famous call to arms, "The British are Coming!" would only have been heard by patriots and not by British loyalists is patently absurd. Both sides, out of necessity, would have had to hear the same message, as they were neighbors!...