| Apr 27, 2013
| 3:00 AM
One of the consequences of abandoning a standard by which right and wrong can be judged is our increasing inability to mete out punishment that fits the crime. In fact, too often we weigh extenuating circumstances rather than guilty actions.
In the case...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Carol Benjamin didn't like having the bull's-eye on her back.
Competing in the seventh Maccabiah Games in 1965, she despised the pressure that came with being one of the most highly regarded athletes in fencing. And she didn't like the idea that if...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Alfred Sommer, a former Johns Hopkins University dean who discovered the importance of vitamin A in preventing child blindness, will accept an award Sunday in Israel honoring his contributions to preventive medicine.
Sommer was chosen as a laureate of...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:27 AM
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| Feb 24, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Aaron Margolis, an attorney active in Zionist organizations, died of complications of a pituitary adenoma Feb. 10 at the North Oaks Retirement Community. The former Northwest Baltimore resident was 87.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Minnie and...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Pikesville resident Debra Attman is well known as a local philanthropist, providing the driving energy behind several events, including the Chocolate Affair, the annual event benefiting Health Care for the Homeless.
But it was her work with The...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Now that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is unemployed, here is a synopsis of the world situations she was engaged in and responsible for during her tenure:
In China, officials whom she upset would not even meet with her for the last three...
| Jan 31, 2013
What if, during the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney had accused President Barack Obama of wanting to let servicewomen serve in combat? After all, Mr. Obama had hinted as much in 2008. What would Mr. Obama's response have been?
My hunch is that he...
| Feb 1, 2013
The column about a theoretical Mitt Romney presidency by Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. contains two serious flaws ("What if? Life under President Romney," Jan. 27). First, Mr. Ehrlich writes "... there would be a fiscal plan to cut $4 trillion of federal spending...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Straddling the divide between the chaos in Syria and the calm of the Galilee in northern Israel is a pastoral plateau known as the Golan Heights. Famous for its world-class vineyards, wandering cattle, and lush nature trails, the Golan has served as the...
| Feb 9, 2013
It takes little effort to find severe problems with the character of Richard Wagner, the man who was born two centuries ago and, as he was the first to acknowledge, became one of history's greatest composers.
It's much harder to dismiss his music, which...
| 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...