| Aug 2, 2012
| 10:30 AM
It's curious that Mitt Romney's fundraiser in Israel in itself has raised so little commentary, much less criticism, in mainstream news media ("'Culture' comment follows Romney," July 31). If he or another presidential candidate had held one in any...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 4:23 AM
A Timonium man is anxiously awaiting the weekend's mixed doubles tennis finals at the London Olympics in hopes that his grandmother — the last gold medalist in the event nearly 90 years ago — is recognized by event organizers for her...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I am starting to feel sorry for Mitt Romney. On an international tour to three countries, he made news in two of them by dissing the London Olympics and infuriating the Palestinians. The poor guy -- for months, people have complained that he never says...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 7:22 PM
It must be true: All good things indeed must come to an end — a fireworks-strafing, confetti-showering and rock-god-reviving end if you're talking about the Summer Olympics that concluded Sunday.
"We lit the flame, and we lit up the world," said...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Julian Assange, the peripatetic and elusive founder of the whistleblower web site Wikileaks, put himself at the center of a fine bit of political theater over the weekend when he used his fugitive status at the Ecuadorean embassy in London to demand the...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 12:25 PM
It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year.
But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Rafael Medhoff's commentary notes that when the British held the Palestinian Mandate there was much Arab unrest in the face of increased Jewish immigration, and mandate authorities resorted to punitive measures to suppress it and to deport its leaders ("...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 7:59 AM
It's a fair cop.
Tom Chivers, the estimable blogger for Britain's Telegraph, loves American newspapers, which he finds "considered, thoughtful and impartial" (at least by British standards). But our headline writing strikes him as solid mahogany.
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced this morning that the massive social networking site had reached an awesome milestone: One billion active monthly users.
"Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Today, dear readers, is National Arbor Day (April 27). Plant a tree. HdG has been designated Tree City USA for more than the past 10 years by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Great!
Happy birthday wishes to Shannon Taylor (April 27); Bayou Restaurant...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
With the Supreme Court taking up Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law, we're once again thrust into a useful debate over the role of the government and the obligations of the citizen -- and non-citizen. Rather than come at it from the usual...
| 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...