| Jun 14, 2012
| 3:25 PM
The white-haired Bosnian grabbed his certificate of citizenship with two hands, held it over his head and smiled broadly. A South Korean woman bowed. A long-haired woman from Ecuador posed like a beauty queen.
They were some of the 40 immigrants (from 31...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Throughout America's history, there have been people who denied threats from our enemies. During the Revolutionary War, significant numbers sided with the British monarchy. Enablers in politics, the media and even religion helped Communism remain in power...
| Jul 12, 2012
Testifying before a Senate committee a few months ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lamented that America was "in an information war, and we are losing that war." This week, she blew a fuse at the "Friends of Syria" meeting in Paris, saying that...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Each month this year, climate data have shown one of the warmest starts to any year on record, and that continued in September across the country and state and in Baltimore.
Across the contiguous U.S., January through September was the warmest first nine...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:43 PM
For anyone growing up in the 1950s, black-and-white television images of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev threatening Western leaders with his "We will bury you!" statement were more than a little frightening.
In an era when communism and the nuclear...
| 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-...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:53 AM
Much has been made about President Barack Obama's budding friendship with Jay-Z, but there's another, perhaps more surprising artist you'll find on his iPod: Regina Spektor, the imaginative 32-year-old singer/songwriter whose latest album, "What We Saw...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Gustavo, a 12-year-old orphan from Colombia, has spent a week at camp, attended the Catonsville July 4th parade and watched an IronBirds baseball game at Ripken Stadium during what he has been told is a vacation to America.
In reality, he and nine...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Today's decision by Russia and China to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution to impose sanctions on the brutal regime in Syria is, at most, a hollow victory for President Bashar Assad. Russian officials say they opposed the measure for fear...
| Jul 31, 2012
Baltimore's cutting-edge theater scene just became a bit less razor-sharp.
For the first time in more than 40 years, Spanish puppet troupes and headline-making performers who smear chocolate on their skin will have a hard time finding a stage where...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
As the world struggles to deal with its two largest foreign-affairs dilemmas, Syria and Iran, resolutely standing in the way are the BRICs.
That's the acronym foreign-policy wonks use for the block of nations that routinely refuses to join the...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 4:38 PM
And then there was one.
Michael Phelps came up golden again today swimming his last individual race, the 100-meter butterfly. He has just his leg in the 400-meter medley relay left to swim in these Olympic Games — or any other for that matter....