| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The hardworking volunteers of the West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department enjoyed a well earned getaway during the 121st annual Maryland State Firemen's Convention in Ocean City during mid June.
The hardworking volunteers of the West Friendship...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Once again, as he did with the BP oil spill, Anderson Cooper rises to the top on a big story.
And, man, is the actual journalism he's been doing at CNN this week needed now, in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, as MSNBC and Fox sink deeper...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Well, that didn't take long.
Just as several genuine scandals cast the Obama administration in an unfavorable light, Republicans in Congress are already overreaching — with hyperbolic comparisons to Watergate, calls for special prosecutors,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:34 PM
In the most trying moments of C.J. Brown's long recovery, there was no noise — no whistles, no coaches' shouts, no slamming of pads against training sleds.
There was only the Maryland quarterback alone in his room, contemplating the fresh, three-...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Who is the face of American liberalism? Who is the face of American conservatism?
In Washington politics and on social media these days, the king and queen of "base" politics are two freshman U.S senators — Texas' Ted Cruz for conservatives and...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Viewers of the television political talk shows may have noticed a phenomenon in the afterbirth of the last presidential election. High-powered consultants from both campaigns have invaded the studios as panelists, chewing over the political events of...
| Dec 21, 2012
In the Newtown massacre, as in all such tragic events in a free and open society, both the news and social media went all-out to provide the fullest coverage of what happened and why. The latter is not yet fully known. In too many instances, though, the...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Congratulations to the local students who were winners in the recent 2013 National History Day competition held at the University of Maryland from June 9 through 13.
More than 2,600 students from across the nation participated. Students who received...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:40 AM
What with provisions of the Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court's ruling that laws permitting gay marriage are constitutional, there has been a great deal of carrying on from various Christian groups and individuals claiming that their free exercise...
| Jul 6, 2013
Rafael Trujillo collected bottle caps. Mao Zedong was wed to an older woman at age 14 but refused to consummate the marriage. Joseph Stalin was a choirboy who studied to be a Russian Orthodox priest.
In "The Iron Bridge," Anton Piatigorsky used these...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Small is the new big. That's the premise behind the inaugural Main Street Music Fest on Saturday, Sept. 29, in downtown Ellicott City. Organizers say the event aims to shine a light on the area's independent music scene.
"A lot of people are exposed to...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:03 PM
Night of Champions is the one night of the year when fans are guaranteed to see every championship in WWE defended.
For most fans, that's a positive thing, as some of the midcard titles frequently go months without a pay-per-view defense. But it's also a...