| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Suddenly, after decades of impasse, it seems possible — just possible — that the stars are aligning for a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East.
Three major developments are happening right now.
Iran's new president, Hasan...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:56 AM
I lift the lid off the writhing pot on my stove and inhale deeply. The aroma of Old Bay seasoning and the briny crab reaches my nose, a smell so familiar and so comforting. Their bright red bodies smeared wholly with that special seasoning wipes...
| Dec 7, 2012
Syria's 20-month-long civil war appears to be approaching a tipping point as fighting around Damascus intensifies amid signs that President Bashar Assad's grip on power may be weakening. As the final phase in the long conflict apparently draws nearer, the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
While our politicians both Democratic and Republican decry the removal of Mohamad Morsi from office by the Egyptian military, the point is lost that when an elected leader becomes a power grabbing tyrant he must be removed. The Muslim...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Talking about gas can be dangerous. People can get pretty emotional about the stuff they put in their cars.
A couple of years ago, I got chewed out by somebody on Facebook after I mentioned that raising the price on gas seemed like a logical idea.
| Jul 3, 2013
It was June in 1960 in Aberdeen, and one of the town's organizations was celebrating its 25th anniversary with "The Arc Lite." The R. Lee Mitchell family saved this program, and it was included in a scrapbook of 1960.
It was a grand affair, with...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:43 PM
In a 1993 classic movie, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is given the assignment to view the annual awaking of the ground hog Punxsutawney Phil and finds himself living the same day over and over again. Today we are experiencing much the same thing...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Dr. Trish Perl traveled halfway around the world last month to trace the outbreak of a deadly SARS-like disease in Saudi Arabia that's spreading.
She and two colleagues pored over hospital records, tracking the spread of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Steven M. Smith, a respiratory therapist and outdoorsman, died Saturday from cancer at the Golden Living Center in Westminster. He was 56.
The son of a United Methodist minister and a social worker, Steven Montgomery Smith was born in Laurel. He was...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The recent article on multiculturalism by Bob Ehrlich ("Multiculturalism is the enemy of democracy," June 2) and the response by Wally Pinkard ("America is more than baseball and apple pie," June 7) have opened up a credible discussion on the root...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Defense contractors Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman said Thursday that they've won a $91 million contract for radars to be used on Saudi Arabia's Apache attack helicopters.
Northrop Grumman said its share of the Longbow work would be handled from...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 12:41 PM
As Maryland contemplates passing one of the nation's strictest gun laws, at least seven other states have courted its gun manufacturers, offering tax incentives and open arms elsewhere.
The governor of Texas, West Virginia's House speaker and an Illinois...