| Sep 8, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Brig. Gen. Raymond J. Winkel Jr., a retired career Army officer and a Vietnam War veteran who was chairman of the physics department at West Point for more than two decades, died Aug. 30 of cancer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:54 PM
Deborah S. Edelman, an author and writer who wrote widely on health issues and established Public Health Media Inc., died Nov. 10 of metastatic breast cancer at her Mount Washington home.
She was 51.
Dr. Edelman, who kept her maiden name, was born and...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:41 PM
Harry Shearer says his "head exploded" 20 months ago. That's when he heard President Barack Obama, during a town hall meeting in New Orleans, refer to the flooding of the city after Hurricane Katrina as "a natural disaster."
The comedian, actor, radio...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:10 PM
It was an hour or so after the game, on the ride back to the team hotel, that Alex Morgan found a moment to reminisce.
Her second-half goal had helped the United States defeat France, earning a spot in the Women's World Cup final Sunday, but Morgan was...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 5:00 AM
I have no beef with the student Republicans.
Oh, I disagree with them about affirmative action, and probably a dozen other things as well. But I am not troubled — amused, but not troubled — by the way they've expressed their view....
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:53 PM
More than anything else, in the wake of the elation and tumult accompanying Tuesday's announcement that he'd won a share of the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Adam Riess wants to get back to work.
"I really want to...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 9:37 AM
Current TV, the prime-time home of Keith Olbermann, Wednesday announced a strong election-year move with Jennifer Granholm joining the channel in January to host a show weeknights at 9 following Olbermann's.
Granholm, the former governor of Michigan,...
| Jan 11, 2012
Meryl Streep's eerie reincarnation of Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady" brings to mind Ms. Thatcher's most famous quip, "There is no such thing as 'society.'" None of the dwindling herd of Republican candidates has quoted her yet, but they might as...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Shirley L. Tansey, a retired mental health counselor and licensed clinical social worker who had worked at Taylor Manor Hospital and the Johns Hopkins University, died Saturday of Alzheimer's disease at the Charlestown retirement community.
She was 92....
| Feb 1, 2012
President Barack Obama believes government has a vital role in creating good jobs in America. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrichsay American business will create good jobs here if their taxes are lowered and regulations eased.
The facts are on the president's...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Harry L. Rosenzweig, an influential mathematics professor who had been chairman of the math department at McDaniel College, died Friday of pancreatic cancer at his Westminster home.
He was 72.
"Harry was very popular with math majors and, in general,...
| Mar 7, 2012
Rick Santorum called the president "a snob" for wanting everyone to get a college education. (In fact, President Barack Obama never actually called for universal college education but only for a year or more of training after high school.)