| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
As the presidential election counts down to (despite recent tightening in the polls) a likely Obama victory, even moderate Republicans despair that America is going the way of "social democratic" Western Europe, with a smaller private sector, more power...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2012
As European leaders meet this week in an attempt to once again shoo reality away from the continent's respirator, countries outside the European Union are making it increasingly clear that they'll have no role in prolonging the charade.
Cyprus has just...
| Jul 1, 2012
With all the upheaval in the eurozone and the promise of more to come, what's an investor to do? Kick anything vaguely European out of the 401(k)?
Baltimore money managers T. Rowe Price and Legg Mason say they both have relatively low levels of...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 5:48 AM
Blame it on Lawrence Welk.
If you're unfamiliar with that name, members of the American Accordionists' Association will give you an extra-warm welcome to their festival in Baltimore this week.
Accordionists in this country have long struggled with the...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Thornton F. Green, a retired IRS tax specialist and World War II veteran, died June 29 of pancreatic cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 91.
Mr. Green, the son of government workers, was born in Wellsboro, Pa., and raised in Riverdale.
| Jul 9, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Regarding your recent article on the Egyptian presidential elections, Turkey has no claims or aspirations to be a ''model'' for the Middle East ("Slouching toward democracy," June 27). We are ready to share our experience and provide all possible...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Marie McG. Leaf, a World War II combat nurse who cared for the wounded and dying on the battlefields of Europe, died Thursday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Lochearn.
She was 95.
The daughter of...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In the mid-1980s when I was a graduate student in England, my parents came to visit and my mother ended up getting a first-hand look at socialized medicine.
It was dad and mom's one-and-only trip to Europe -- a very big deal -- and I wanted to show...
| Jan 17, 2012
Eleanor A. Laun, a combat nurse who served with the Army in North Africa and Europe during World War II, died Jan. 10 of complications from a stroke at the Charlestown retirement community.
The longtime Ten Hills resident was 94.
Eleanor A. McNelis...
| May 2, 2012
Europe is in recession. Portugal, Italy and Greece are basket cases. The British and Spanish economies have contracted for the last two quarters. It seems highly likely that France and Germany are in a double dip as well.
Why should we care? Because a...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Growing up, George E. Raley Jr. heard stories that the military had conducted some sort of testing during World War II on the quiet Southern Maryland peninsula known as Newtowne Neck.
As an adult, he would learn that his father had assisted in...