| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:00 AM
An incendiary video about the prophet Muhammad, "Innocence of Muslims," was blamed for the mob attacks on our embassies in Libya and Egypt(and later, Yemen). In Libya, Ambassador Christopher Stevensand three other Americans were murdered. The video...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Del. Heather Mizeur writes that she plans to introduce legislation in January to ban fracking in Maryland until the oil and gas industry agrees to fund a study of the "potential threats" of the process ("No studies? No fracking," Sept. 13).
| Oct 1, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Thomas Roberts, a news anchor for MSNBC who grew up in Towson, is marrying Patrick D. Abner, his partner of 12 years, at a ceremony today in New York City.
Roberts, who is 39, is a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and McDaniel College in...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:26 AM
Baltimore's Jim McKay anchored the first American telecast of the Summer Olympics in 1960 from a primitive CBS studio in Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Coverage of the Rome Games totaled 20 hours and cost the network $394,000 in rights fees.
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:10 PM
As the funding controversy swirled around Susan G. Komen for the Cure this week, much of the criticism was directed not at the group's chief executive but at a Maryland native who serves as a senior policy adviser.
Karen Handel, who faced a hard-luck...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O'Brien said in a strongly worded letter that the Archdiocese of Baltimore will not comply with federal law requiring churches to offer birth control coverage even it means dropping health insurance for its 3,500 employees....
| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:26 PM
MSNBC commentator Rev. Al Sharpton cut a web video supporting same-sex marriage legislation in Maryland and hosted MD Gov. Martin O'Malley on his cable show this evening to talk about the issue.
Sharpton says in his video: "As a Baptist minister, I don'...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 9:36 AM
I was going to be nice and NOT write about the NBC newsmagazine "Rock Center" moving to 9 p.m. tonight after a failed run at 10 Mondays with Brian Williams at the helm.
But then, NBC News sent out a press release calling special correspondent Chelsea...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Eight Maryland religious leaders make a pitch for same-sex marriage in a web video released today by Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the latest in a series put out by the advocacy group.
Leaders include Rev. Stephen Anderson of the Pilgrim United...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:31 PM
Saying the offenses strike at the "values of this nation," a judge sentenced Paul E. Schurick, the campaign manager of former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., to home detention and community service Thursday for approving automated Election Day telephone calls...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When one writes about moral convictions, it's probably a good idea to consistently live up to them. That way people can still disagree with your convictions, but they have a difficult time accusing you of hypocrisy.
Last week at the Conservative...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 7:36 AM
Conservative analyst Pat Buchanan Thursday night confirmed what some in the worlds of politics and cable TV believed to be true for months: He hadn't just been suspended by MSNBC in the wake of his latest controversial book, he was through and would never...