| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Few nonfiction writers think bigger than Walter Isaacson, who has taken on subjects like Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. But when Apple founder Steve Jobs invited him in 2004 to write a complete and frank biography, Isaacson held...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:19 AM
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's historic visit to China, a diplomatic triumph that realigned American foreign policy. Since Nixon's trip, U.S.-China relations have been managed from the uppermost echelons of the executive...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 10:10 AM
Weapons-makers, ideologues and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta are busy whipping up fears in reaction to scheduled reductions in our bloated military budget. Don't be fooled. These cuts will not put our security at risk, though they will cut into profits...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 10:16 AM
As defense strategists at the Pentagon carry out their review of how to make roughly $400 billion in cuts over 10 years, and Congress considers the possibility of reductions twice as large as required by the supercommittee's failure to reach agreement,...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 1:58 PM
The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il leaves a cloud of uncertainty over North Asia and complicates efforts by the U.S. and its allies to halt the nuclear weapons program that is the principal legacy of his 17-year rule. Kim was a canny and...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 3:09 PM
He was born into freedom in Pusan, South Korea, 60 years ago. Still, Jong C. Jang of Marriottsville spent much of his boyhood hearing his father, Ok Kyun Jang, rhapsodize about growing up in a place about 350 miles to the north.
Families were close-...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Isaac Cate Lycett, a retired engraver of social stationery who produced the invitations for Bill Clinton's presidential inaugurations, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his Delta, Pa., home. He was 84 and had a second home on Mount Vernon Place.
| Jan 1, 2012
About 20 of High Street Partners' employees are based at its Annapolis headquarters. The rest of its 160 workers are spread around the world, from California to London to Shanghai — which makes sense, considering its niche.
The company helps...
| Dec 31, 2011
If you had slept Rip Van Winkle-style through 2011, you'd be awakening now to find that your stock portfolio was much the same as you left it.
Presuming you stayed awake, you endured a volatile year for equities. Market swings were so violent that by the...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Pu Yang learned some English while growing up in China, but when he moved to Ellicott City, he discovered that he didn't know enough about the language to speak it.
Then he heard about a group called the English Conversation Club that meets Wednesday...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:00 AM
My political prediction for 2012: Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton versus Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio.
Joe Biden has been a good and energetic vice president, but President Obama will need to stir the passions of the Democratic base, and Mr. Biden won'...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Richard K.C. Hsieh, a public health specialist and former National Library of Medicine official who in retirement traced his family tree back to seventh-century China, died of a heart attack Dec. 31 at his Towson home.
He was 79.
Born in 1932 in...