| Oct 2, 2012
| 12:32 PM
The debates, starting Wednesday night, are Mitt Romney's last chance to turn around his campaign. He must communicate what he has failed to convey so far: his vision to give Americans a better life and deal with tough challenges, like the financial...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Since President Richard Nixon's visit to China in February 1972, American presidents have hoped that building personal rapport with Chinese leaders would strengthen bilateral ties and win political points at home.
While Nixon's trip was a diplomatic...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Howard County schools officials showcased the system's resources and educational approaches to a delegation of social studies and art supervisors from Thailand this week, joining officials in other local jurisdictions to welcome Asian educators.
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Good morning, Baltimore. There's a leaker in jail next door, Game of Thrones is a fantasy, and Turkey's flirting with anarchy. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for June 3, 2013.
Bradley Manning, the whistleblower accused of releasing a giant...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Mitt Romney may have won the first presidential debate, but what stuck in many people's minds was his threat to fire Big Bird. Apparently, Mr. Romney thinks America's debt problem can be fixed by picking up pennies along Sesame Street.
Pressed to explain...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Despite prognostications to the contrary, it is not inevitable that the United States will cede its place as the world's leading nation to China. However, if the American political system remains as dysfunctional as it is today, China may rise above us by...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Will consumers pay $20 for a reusable glass drinking bottle?
Walt Himelstein thinks so. The Owings Mills environmental chemist and entrepreneur invented the Pure reusable glass drinking bottle, which features a shock-absorbing plastic sleeve that holds...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Had Vice President Joe Biden behaved toward Sarah Palin in their 2008 debate the way he behaved toward Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in their debate last Thursday, he might have been denounced as a patronizing misogynist.
In his debate...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, a Republican, spoke at Johns Hopkins University last week. He mostly avoided partisan politics, instead focusing on the roles of China and technology in determining America's future. However, he did address his failed...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:47 AM
The third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney included a few memorable lines — Mr. Romney's promise that in his administration, Russian President Vladimir Putin would be on the receiving end of "more backbone,"...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Four years ago, Osama bin Laden was at large, the U.S. and world economies were in free-fall, America was bogged down in two wars, and the Bush Administration had lost friends — governments as well as ordinary people — for America around the...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:48 AM
In his recent speech, President Barack Obama set forth what he described as narrow, reasonable guidelines for using drones to carry out targeted killings overseas. The U.S., he said, will only use drone strikes "against terrorists who pose a continuing...