| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:48 PM
A report this week that American students are lagging behind their top international peers in math, reading and science should give pause to those who argue that the nation's school reform efforts are going too far and too fast. In fact, they suggest just...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Veterans from World War II and all wars to present as well as family members and officials gathered around the Wayside Cross in downtown Towson on a chilly Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Day on Monday.
Towson American Legion Post No. 22 Commander Ken...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Allan Stover wasn't even in high school when he enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1953.
Despite his doctored birth certificate, he believes commanders could tell he was too young to enlist. Stover never admitted it — though he came close when a drill...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
On the surface it sounds like a virtuous ideal: America, which has long stood against tyranny and injustice throughout the world, coming to the aid of the Syrian people in upholding the international ban on chemical weapons ("A shaky but promising deal on...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The specially modified, intelligence-gathering C-47 plane lifted off from Vientiane, the capital of Laos, March 23, 1961, and headed north toward Xieng Khouangville, a Communist-held area. The experienced Air Force crew was accompanied by Army Maj....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Mr. President, you and I having a similar challenge: selling a military strike against Syria as a "moral imperative."
But we have different audiences. Your constituents come from all parts of the country; mine from different parts of the world. Yours...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As a Vietnam-era U.S. Marine, I understand why there are only eight female names on the Vietnam Memorial wall out of 58,267. What perplexes me is why women would want to face the horrible conditions of forward combat units in the horror of war ("...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Don has taken the elevator ride straight to Hell.
“Excuse me,” Don yells behind jail bars. “I shouldn’t be in here.”
Yes, he should. And not just for punching a minister, even if that hatemonger deserved it. (MLK, RFK and...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 11:32 AM
My favorite story in The Baltimore Sun last week was by my colleague Eileen Ambrose, reporting on how Marylanders are a bunch of whiners, at least according to a state-by-state breakdown of the complaints received by the federal Consumer Financial...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Unfortunately, our nation faces enormous challenges in virtually every region of the globe.
In countries ranging from Iran to North Korea to Syria to Mali, and on issues spanning terrorism, drug trafficking, global warming and cyber warfare, each day...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Did Don Draper cheat on Megan? You get an answer, but it is far from the point of the episode.
"The Doorway," the good-but-not-great, often poetic (but also often very slow moving) Season 6 premiere is not an exuberant return. The action is often very...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Megan’s sun-bronzed stomach and bikini bottom versus Dante’s “The Inferno.”
Guess which one Don Draper is locked in on at the opening of Sunday night’s “Mad Men” on AMC.
If you guessed the midsection of the...