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  • The really outrageous part of Romney's foreign trip

    It's curious that Mitt Romney's fundraiser in Israel in itself has raised so little commentary, much less criticism, in mainstream news media ("'Culture' comment follows Romney," July 31). If he or another presidential candidate had held one in any...
  • Timonium man hopes London Olympics recall 'Queen Mother of U.S tennis'

    Timonium man hopes London Olympics recall 'Queen Mother of U.S tennis'
    A Timonium man is anxiously awaiting the weekend's mixed doubles tennis finals at the London Olympics in hopes that his grandmother — the last gold medalist in the event nearly 90 years ago — is recognized by event organizers for her...
  • History Maters: Spring was the time for social calls in 1912

    100 Years Ago Sunday best From the county social column: Miss Carrie Hewitt of Sykesville is visiting her brother, Mr. David Hewitt of Portland Oregon. Mr. Herbert Hausenfluck of Virginia is visiting his uncle, Mr. Simon Hausenfluck of Savage. Mr....
  • Sometimes, you almost want to feel sorry for Mitt Romney

    Sometimes, you almost want to feel sorry for Mitt Romney
    I am starting to feel sorry for Mitt Romney. On an international tour to three countries, he made news in two of them by dissing the London Olympics and infuriating the Palestinians. The poor guy -- for months, people have complained that he never says...
  • London Olympics close with more music and much praise

    London Olympics close with more music and much praise
    It must be true: All good things indeed must come to an end — a fireworks-strafing, confetti-showering and rock-god-reviving end if you're talking about the Summer Olympics that concluded Sunday. "We lit the flame, and we lit up the world," said...
  • Wikileaks' wings are clipped

    Julian Assange, the peripatetic and elusive founder of the whistleblower web site Wikileaks, put himself at the center of a fine bit of political theater over the weekend when he used his fugitive status at the Ecuadorean embassy in London to demand the...
  • Your papers, please: Arizona, immigration and the welfare state

    Your papers, please: Arizona, immigration and the welfare state
    With the Supreme Court taking up Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law, we're once again thrust into a useful debate over the role of the government and the obligations of the citizen -- and non-citizen. Rather than come at it from the usual...
  • An odd flag to commemorate an odd war [Editorial]

    So misunderstood is the historical context of the War of 1812 that Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture has become something of a standard at American concerts of patriotic music. Actually, it was written by the Russian composer in honor of his...
  • The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'

    The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'
    The networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible." I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark...
  • In a word: subfusc

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: SUBFUSC Granted, it's mainly British, but it...
  • History Matters: Russians ready to take on any Japanese threat 75 years ago

    100 Years Ago The iceman cameth From the social notes: "Prof. Charles Kolb of Westminster was the guest Saturday and Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Barnes. "Mr. Washington Ridgley spent several day last week with Mr. and Mrs. Charles...
  • The British are coming — this time, with flowers

    The British are coming — this time, with flowers
    Prepare for the British Invasion. This one, however, will be of the floral, not musical, variety. The nearly 200-year-old Philadelphia Flower Show runs March 2-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year's theme is "Brilliant!" with exhibits...