| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:45 AM
As an Army officer in the late 1960s, I was trained in riot control, responding to the race riots in Washington, D.C. after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and just before my departure to Vietnam. I have a simple solution. You see the use of...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Writing at the Daily Dot, EJ Dickson confesses to perpetrating a fraud: planting a false entry in Wikipedia about the Amelia Bedelia children's books saying that the character is based on a maid in Cameroon.
She was, she concedes, stoned at the time and...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:00 AM
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on the harms of smoking, which launched anti-tobacco public health efforts that have saved an estimated 8 million American lives. We are today a far more educated public when it...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Wikipedia notes that although the connotation of the term Redskins is debatable, the term is defined in current dictionaries of American English as "usually offensive, disparaging, insulting, and taboo" ("Facts and logic say rename Redskins," June 27)....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Don’s on the mend. Sort of.
It was an admittedly slow yet steady start to the new season. That’s how it should be with recovery.
There was no jumping into massive transformations or profound moments of clarity. It was more of a catch-up to...
| May 11, 2014
| 1:00 PM
I was amazed in watching the gubernatorial debate when Attorney General Douglas Gansler said marijuana had been illegal for hundreds of years ("Debate: Round 1," May 8). The actual number is less than 100. Various forms of regulation had grown up in the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
I suggested to Funk & Wagnalls (I guess I should really tell Wikipedia, too) that the editorial regarding President Barack Obama's foreign policy be listed as a good example of "sycophancy" ("Obama at West Point," June 1). President Obama's foreign policy...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Two news websites Monday published images of the three of the most secretive U.S. agencies including the Maryland-based National Security Agency.
Outside of a single undated image provided by the NSA — which has been used repeatedly by The Sun and...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:33 AM
"Glee" brought back a bunch of awesome old faces for the first part of its two-part special.
The episode starts by pitting two of its most successful grads, Rachel and Mercedes, against each other. One is a future Broadway starlet; the other, a...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 5:02 PM
FRISCO, Texas — Towson trailed North Dakota State, 21-7, at halftime of Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivision title game, but nothing took more of a beating than the turf at Toyota Stadium.
The Bermuda-grass field at the 20,500-seat...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The whiteboard that keeps track of Jack Andraka's schedule would be an exhausting blur for anyone, let alone a 16-year-old high school student: Last-minute requests are squeezed into already full days, scientific conferences bump up against speaking...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 12:39 PM
If you have not yet read Luke O'Neil's "The Year We Broke the Internet" at Esquire, let me quote a couple of salient passages:
This, he says, is how online sites operate: "Give me the viral pictures, and I’ll give you the truth. And then, after...