| Sep 24, 2012
| 4:02 PM
Sometime after 8 p.m. Thursday, a train will come roaring out of the north from Delaware toward Perryville at 165 miles per hour, matching the fastest speed ever attained on a U.S. rail line.
After putting on the brakes, the Acela Express will make the...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The article, "Free speech clash grips U.N." (Sept. 25) could also apply to the recent lecture at the Baltimore Council for Foreign Affairs (BCFA), where its president, Frank Burd, caved into pressure from pro-Israel groups and would not allow questions...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 1:04 PM
In her singsong voice, Sarah Moses asked the nervous 22-year-old Colombian man questions about American civics and culture: What is the name of the national anthem? At what age may a citizen vote? Why does the American flag have 13 stripes?
| Jun 12, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Your recent stories last week about the closing of Sparrows Point and the Maryland Port Authority's purchase of new cranes from China were sad in many ways ("Gloom hangs over Sparrows Point mill," June 5). This state does not care about manufacturing,...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I can predict a few things with virtual certainty. For instance, in the upcoming presidential debates, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will try to outdo each other in condemning China's economic practices. Their positions will be virtually...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:00 AM
You should probably sit down before you read this.
Syria has put its name up for membership on the United Nations Human Rights Council, and it will most likely win a seat.
Yes, Syria, the state that has slaughtered close to 15,000 of its own people over...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 6:53 AM
It was one of Barack Obama's best lines -- and best moments -- in the 2008 presidential campaign.
He had said we could save as much oil as we could get from domestic drilling if everybody properly maintained their cars and got their tires inflated. Now,...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Today's decision by Russia and China to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution to impose sanctions on the brutal regime in Syria is, at most, a hollow victory for President Bashar Assad. Russian officials say they opposed the measure for fear...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 12:40 PM
The mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., was fresh in the minds of Harford County Council members, who wore green ribbons at their meeting Tuesday in honor of the colors of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Councilman Dick Slutzky led a moment of silence at...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:21 AM
In a few weeks, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be reinaugurated with great fanfare in Washington. Shortly after that, in Beijing, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang will ascend to the presidency and premiership of China. (China's...
| Dec 21, 2012
'Google for Genealogists' The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Refreshments and networking follow the meeting. Information: 410-760-9679 or aagensoc.org....
| Dec 28, 2012
| 12:39 PM
HANOI, Vietnam -- It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism.