| Feb 9, 2012
Mitt Romney appears to have all the foreign-policy savvy of someone who once visited Euro Disney, and it's freaking me out. Not to say that President Barack Obama is any more knowledgeable on that front, but at least he seems aware of his limitations,...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:03 PM
As the scandal that sunk Rupert Murdoch's News of the World continued to unfold last week, one of the questions that loomed was whether there would be any fallout on this side of the Atlantic.
What most American analysts were wondering was whether...
| Feb 18, 2012
100 Years Ago
Ellicott City Boy Gets A Prize
In the Baltimore News contest for the best essays by children, 12-year old Noble Watkins, of Ellicott City, was awarded the second prize for the following essay.
"Essay On Ireland: Ireland is a...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 12:46 PM
Kwame Kwei-Armah is doing his utmost to speed up the transitions.
Center Stage's new artistic director strides back and forth along the stage where the troupe's production of "The Whipping Man" is being rehearsed, scrutinizing the set from all angles....
| Aug 17, 2011
| 6:15 AM
We should learn the lessons of the London riots, as the root causes can also be found in Baltimore. The real reason why British youth loots is simply because they are following the example shown to them by the establishment. Young Brits are immersed in...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:26 AM
In this bicentennial year of the start of the War of 1812, the StarSpangledBaltimore.com website tells us:
"The War of 1812 represents what many see as the definitive end of the American Revolution. A new nation, widely regarded as an upstart,...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 10:31 AM
Isabella Martire, a 52-year-old oncologist in Laurel, will be sentenced Oct. 17 after pleading guilty to buying prescription drugs not approved for use in the United States, and using them on cancer patients.
According to U.S. Justice Department...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 5:35 AM
Goodness knows if one of our pets is having a medical emergency, we'd want to do anything to make sure whe could get help -- and as fast as humanly possible. But a couple in Britain is drawing fire for calling the UK's version of 911 for their cat....
| Sep 22, 2011
| 7:49 AM
Random "Jay Walk"ers interviewed by Jay Leno doubtless have forgotten the War of 1812, if indeed they learned about it at all, but Marylanders know all about it, don't we?
Let's see, there's the (original) British Invasion, Fort McHenry, Francis Scott...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Because it's the U.S. Army's Energy Awareness Month, it may be a good time to remind President Obama of oil's importance to economic security and the role that wartime leadership and image play in getting your hands on it post-victory. He can't just...
| Nov 7, 2011
100 Years Ago
A Times political story included a picture of John Carroll with the caption, "John Lee Carroll, Doughregon, Governor 1876." The story also mentioned the 1912 presidential election and the "Honorable Blair Lee of...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 6:50 AM
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" packs up a lot of troubles into its old kit bag of magic spells and evil ambitions — and the result is smiles, smiles, smiles. The supposedly last installment in Warner Bros.' big-screen "Harry Potter"...