| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:30 AM
It's ironic that Republicans, who seem to spend all of their time finding things to criticize President Barack Obama for rather than doing anything positive to help our country, are now up in arms regarding his handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:00 PM
With the evident agenda of President Barack Obama to make friends of our enemies and to make enemies of our allies, it was understandable that he would not only shake hands with Raul Castro but even exchange pleasantries with that Cuban dictator ("Obama...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:28 AM
"One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed." — Russian Proverb
The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:00 PM
5 P.M. UPDATE: Chantal has dissipated into a tropical wave southeast of Jamaica, expected to bring rain to that nation, eastern Cuba and Florida by Friday. The system is still packing some tropical storm-force 45 mph winds.
ORIGINAL POST, 10:23 A.M.:...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:19 PM
The Orioles have agreed to terms with Cuban outfielder Dariel Alvarez, according to an industry source.
The Orioles scouted Alvarez in Fort Lauderdale last month, as did four other clubs. He will report to the club’s spring training facility for a...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 12:34 PM
HAVANA — Cuba accused the United States of lying about the health and conditions of confinement of a jailed American government subcontractor, and pushed back Wednesday against an apparent U.N. ruling that his 15-year sentence is arbitrary and a...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:45 AM
There is so much constant movement in our world that it takes an artist to translate some of that motion into a lasting image. In the aptly titled exhibit "Motion" at the Artists' Gallery in Columbia, painters Rana Geralis and Nancy Lee Davis encourage...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 10:11 AM
It's not quite warm outside but with the return of spring and summer offerings to our favorite local bar menus, you can certainly try to will (or numb) your body into feeling like it is.
So it snowed last week? Inside, I was sipping on a daiquiri,...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:43 PM
For anyone growing up in the 1950s, black-and-white television images of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev threatening Western leaders with his "We will bury you!" statement were more than a little frightening.
In an era when communism and the nuclear...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 2:40 AM
100 Years Ago
A nickel a night
Times ads: "Interesting, Moving Pictures, change each night, In the Banquet Hall of the HOWARD HOUSE Ellicott City, Commencing Saturday night, Nov. 30th Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. Admission 5 cents. Wm. F....
| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:37 PM
U.S. could play in Gold Cup here
M&T Bank Stadium will host CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals July 21 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., and one of them could include the United States.
The U.S. team will play Belize, Costa Rica and Cuba in 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...