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  • WWE Raw recap: The Undertaker competes, 'Fandangoing' returns

    WWE Raw recap: The Undertaker competes, 'Fandangoing' returns
    Ever since the day after WrestleMania, when "Fandangoing" became a thing, we knew that when WWE returned to the United Kingdom just weeks later, that it would all resume. Sure, the Fandango theme singing craze took a dip in between, but it's genesis was...
  • Tony Blair tells crowd at Loyola about global challenges

    Tony Blair tells crowd at Loyola about global challenges
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a Baltimore audience Tuesday night that the world's challenges have never been greater, nor come with such speed, and he advocated intervention in struggling countries by powers such as Great Britain and the...
  • Thatcher made history by standing firm

    Thatcher made history by standing firm
    In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television — and the fact that the telegenic Mrs. Thatcher had a "certain...
  • Split the difference

    Beryl Adcock, an estimable editor whom I had the good fortune of meeting at the first American Copy Editors Society conference in 1997, sends an inquiry: "Seeing a lot of 'different than' in news stories. Is this another old 'rule' we needn't be concerned...
  • The reality behind the myth of Britain's 'Iron Lady'

    The reality behind the myth of Britain's 'Iron Lady'
    While the mainstream media in America love to wax poetic about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the sainted "Iron Lady" of the Cold War, it might be wise to remember the real person behind the carefully polished myth ("Margaret Thatcher...
  • Thatcher and the Falklands

    Thatcher and the Falklands
    Regarding the recent article, "Argentine leader not on list for Thatcher funeral" (April 12), it seems logical that to me Great Britain did not invite Cristina Fernandez, the president of Argentina to Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The news item, however,...
  • Is disability the new welfare?

    Is disability the new welfare?
    The government in Britain recently did something interesting. It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" -- a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms -- to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too disabled to work....
  • A bit of stirring, if inarticulate, Beethoven for your Midweek Madness treat

    A bit of stirring, if inarticulate, Beethoven for your Midweek Madness treat
    The European Union has been in the news lately, especially with regard to the UK's continued participation, so I thought I would use this Midweek Madness installment to remind everyone of the joy of brotherhood. The Union happens to have an anthem...
  • History Matters: Jessup Volunteer Fire Department has a new utility truck

    100 Years Ago For the birds Ads in the Times: "Books on Poultry: Pigeons, Bee-Keeping, Farming-Gardening. The Eichelberger Book Co. 308 N. Charles St. Baltimore, Md. "Send us cow and horse hides: To be tanned and manufactured into coats, robes,...
  • 'Terrorist' is in the eyes of the beholder

    Rafael Medhoff's commentary notes that when the British held the Palestinian Mandate there was much Arab unrest in the face of increased Jewish immigration, and mandate authorities resorted to punitive measures to suppress it and to deport its leaders ("...
  • In American newspapers, headline writing has a tendency toward the prosaic, Briton finds

    It's a fair cop. Tom Chivers, the estimable blogger for Britain's Telegraph, loves American newspapers, which he finds "considered, thoughtful and impartial" (at least by British standards). But our headline writing strikes him as solid mahogany. From...
  • Facebook: One billion served

    Facebook: One billion served
    Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced this morning that the massive social networking site had reached an awesome milestone: One billion active monthly users. "Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most...