| May 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Tethered to the rather sobering notion that the youngest baby boomers are turning 50 this year, CNN's "The Sixties" provides a nostalgic if not particularly insightful look at that tumultuous decade, one that inevitably features considerable overlap as it...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Three hundred Spartans once held off the Persian hordes at Thermopylae. Can 300 Americans hold off the ISIS hordes in Iraq?
President Obama obviously hopes so. He announced Thursday that up to 300 U.S. military advisors would be sent to Iraq to help...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid 'dens of crime' that Dickens loved to paint. It is not even done in concentration camps and labor camps. In those we see (evil's) final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded,...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China’s placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Anti-China riots in Vietnam left two Chinese citizens dead and more than 100 injured, China’s state-run media said Thursday, as officials in Taiwan worked to evacuate its nationals from the Southeast Asian country.
About 1,000 Taiwanese-owned...
| Jun 24, 2014
By the spring of 1975, U.S. combat troops had been gone from Vietnam for two years. The country's long involvement there had ended, the draft had been abolished, Richard Nixon had resigned and the Americans who fought there were engaged at home in an...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Akif Eskalen steps through the dense, damp leaves in a wooded neighborhood, scrutinizing the branches around him. He's looking for evidence of an attack: tiny wounds piercing the bark and sap dried around them like bloodstains.
The victims are box...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:27 AM
The vintage photo shows a young American medical officer examining a 5-year-old Vietnamese refugee, tears rolling down the boy's cheek.
The year is 1979, and the earnest physician on board the USS Wabash in the South China Sea is Richard Bosshardt,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Editor's note: This week's Writers' Block column is being written by staff writer Ann M. Efimetz.
The season of summer reading is upon us.
Blockbusters aren't just movies. Online booksellers have editor's picks suggesting titles that can entertain and...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Citizens of Carroll County, many of you already know me, but let me introduce myself here as a candidate for public office, and ask for your vote.
My name is Charles Harrison and I currently serve as a Judge of the Orphans’ Court of Carroll...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:14 AM
The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, which we can now watch in a video provided by the Taliban, has caused spasms of outrage among Republicans (mostly) who take issue with swapping him for five high-value Taliban leaders. Conservatives, for their own...
| Jun 1, 2014
The ritual of the severed political head is by definition a theatrical business.
Once the head is tossed in the dust at the feet of those who loudly demanded it, they say they really didn't want it.
The chief head lopper never holds his work by the...