| 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...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 5:39 AM
With its cozy space, approachable wine list, and tasty Slavic dishes, Ze Mean Bean is heavy on character.
Where else can you nosh on 25-cent happy hour special pierogies while sipping a thoughtfully selected zinfandel, all while perched on a velvet...
| Jan 28, 2012
Golden wishes to Carol and Don Miles who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October 2011. The Miles were married in Baltimore in October of 1961.
Last fall, the couple renewed their vows during a Mass at St. Michael's Catholic Church in...
| Feb 4, 2012
Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School was very proud of the work of its January Artist of the Month, fourth-grader Andrew Choe. Andrew created an origami work that starts out as an octagon, and compresses to create a star.
This month, Triadelphia Ridge...
| Feb 2, 2012
The Fitch Ratings agency has downgraded the credit of another five European countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia and Spain -- citing "the financing risks faced by eurozone sovereign governments in the absence of a credible financial firewall...
| Sep 13, 2012
It would seem that we're now at the stage of global economic lunacy where the worldwide socialist slide is so far gone that the president of Russia is lecturing the world, and particularly Europe, about the risks of socialism.
Speaking at the Asia-...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 12:17 AM
I know some of my more parochial colleagues can't get past the troubles CNN continues to have in its prime-time American operation.
And I am right up there in being dismayed by some of the moves management has made with Eliot Spitzer, Kathleen Parker,...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:35 PM
As excitement builds for this week's opening of the Summer Olympics, many an armchair athlete may yearn to hop a transcontinental flight to London.
But if a trip overseas isn't in the cards right now, why not discover a taste of jolly olde England closer...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s increasingly irrational rhetoric in his criticism of President Barack Obama bears closer scrutiny ("No, Mr. President, nobody else 'made that happen,'" July 22).
Mr. Ehrlich is not content to challenge Mr. Obama's policies on...