| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:18 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:23 AM
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...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:45 AM
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,...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 6:55 AM
It's not quite Mother's Day in America yet, but you can send your parents cool footage of a physicist talking about rubber bands. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 11, 2013.
Richard Feynman's discussion of hacking elasticity...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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....
| Nov 10, 2010
| 12:33 PM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
In response to an inquiry from the federal government trade czar, the Recording Industry Association of America released Monday a filing itemizing "notorious markets" across the globe.
Notorious markets are physical places...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 1:25 PM
At a time when much of the English-speaking world is fixated on the royal wedding, it's worth pointing out that if it weren't for the original Baltimore bad girl, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Friday's nuptials might not be taking place.
Without her, there...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Friday mornings at 4 a.m. generally find me asleep, but this week I'll be among the thousands of Anglophiles glued to my television for the "wedding of the century."
At 25, I've spent the better part of my adult life either in Europe or wishing I was...
| May 8, 2011
| 6:05 AM
Kwame Kwei-Armah has a way of pulling others into his gravitational field, whirling them around and then depositing them in a place at some distance from where they started out.
People leave an encounter with Center Stage's incoming artistic director...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 10:11 AM
Last year when CNN was talking about hiring Eliot Spitzer and Piers Morgan, I expressed my dismay at the way in which both could harm the credibility that the channel had steadfastly built through its journalism.
Spitzer did prove to be an...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Rupert Murdoch is in trouble and a whole lot of folks are delighted. They are practically drooling at the mouth that the downfall of Fox News could be around the corner. Members of Congress are calling for an investigation into allegations that the...