| Jul 6, 2012
| 5:44 AM
On fields where baseball has been played for decades, young athletes last Saturday were unpacking bats and balls for a friendly game on the diamond.
But it wasn't America's pastime.
Youngsters in the Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council were...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Tim Gregory is fond of telling schoolchildren that his music career began while playing his mother's pots and pans with pencils as a kid. It's a testament to his credo that "everything is a potential instrument."
Gregory not only encourages playing...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:53 AM
President Obama won the third and final presidential debate Monday night, there is no doubt about that.
In a debate about foreign policy, the man who made the call to kill Osama bin Laden looked and sounded, firm, decisive and focused. He could have done...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:47 AM
The third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney included a few memorable lines — Mr. Romney's promise that in his administration, Russian President Vladimir Putin would be on the receiving end of "more backbone,"...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:45 PM
It's a safe bet that President Barack Obama misses the old Mitt Romney — the one who described himself as "severely conservative."
In their first debate in Denver, Mr. Romney outflanked the president by assuming the role of Moderate Mitt, a sweet-...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 9:00 AM
For the past few weeks there has been outrage in Muslim countries across the world because of an anti-Islam video posted on YouTube ("Anti-U.S. protests rock Pakistan," Sept. 22).
Yet as a 12-year-old Ahmadi Muslim American, I didn't feel angry at...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:00 AM
You should probably sit down before you read this.
Syria has put its name up for membership on the United Nations Human Rights Council, and it will most likely win a seat.
Yes, Syria, the state that has slaughtered close to 15,000 of its own people over...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 12:49 PM
Here's an important fact you haven't heard much about in the presidential campaign: The armed forces of the United States are at war in at least four countries, and that number could increase any day.
About 87,000 Americans are still fighting in...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Shabir Malik is still waiting for "the good times" to return to the Rotunda.
Malik, a restaurateur, said he and fellow merchants have held out hope for the long-delayed redevelopment of the half-empty shopping center in the Roland Park area. But their...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 10:44 AM
After years of impasse, a behind-the-scenes deal between Giant Food and Rotunda owner Hekemian & Co. could make long-awaited redevelopment of the mall in Hampden a reality.
In an agreement inked last week, New Jersey-based Hekemian agreed to let Giant...
| Feb 9, 2012
Mitt Romney appears to have all the foreign-policy savvy of someone who once visited Euro Disney, and it's freaking me out. Not to say that President Barack Obama is any more knowledgeable on that front, but at least he seems aware of his limitations,...
| Feb 16, 2012
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Pentagon legal official approved war crimes charges Wednesday for a Pakistani detainee at Guantanamo who is accused of joining al-Qaida and taking part in a series of post-Sept. 11 terror plots after spending much of his...