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  • Bartlett, Van Hollen taking service members to State of the Union speech

    Bartlett, Van Hollen taking service members to State of the Union speech
    Reps. Roscoe G. Bartlett and Chris Van Hollen are planning to take service members past and present to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday evening. Bartlett, a Western Maryland Republican, and Van Hollen, a Montgomery County...
  • A summer song says, spoof me maybe

    A summer song says, spoof me maybe
    Every summer, there is one song that's insidious. (How many times did you unconsciously hum along toLMFAO's"Party Rock Anthem" last summer?) But if this year's seasonal favorite seems particularly inescapable, there's good reason. Carly Rae Jepsen's...
  • Bad policy, not profiteering, is the reason for $4 a gallon gas

    Bad policy, not profiteering, is the reason for $4 a gallon gas
    When gas prices spike in the wake of Middle East turmoil or hurricanes, conspiracy theories abound about profiteering speculators. The truth is Americans are suffering from bad energy polices — politicians eager to sell pet projects and hoist...
  • The Great Recession of 2012?

    The Great Recession of 2012?
    Just as the U.S. economy appears to be improving, four sets of forces could thrust America into an abyss rivaling the Depression. •First, for decades, Washington has pursued more open global trade and domestic deregulation. These unleashed great...
  • Obama should focus on trade, energy, deregulation

    Obama should focus on trade, energy, deregulation
    America is in crisis. The new normal is not good enough. The unemployed can't find jobs, the old can't retire and those in between live in constant fear of being tapped on the shoulder and thrust into the abyss. Property values are lower than a snake'...
  • Michael Phelps still has work left to do

    Michael Phelps still has work left to do
    On the first full day of his life as the most-decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps went back to work — those medals don't start winning themselves just because you've hit 19, after all. But first he had to attend to his correspondence. "Thank you Mr....
  • Michael K. Williams builds his own TV empire

    Michael K. Williams builds his own TV empire
    Michael Kenneth Williams is feeling lucky these days. The 44-year-old performer known to fans of HBO's "The Wire" as fearless stickup man Omar Little says there is nothing he's wanted more since the Baltimore-based drama ended than to "just...
  • Omar Little arrested in Baltimore

    Omar Little arrested in Baltimore
    Over the weekend, the arrest of a 19-year-old man on a handgun charge caught my eye. His name? Omar Little. That of course is the name of the iconic stick-up man from "The Wire," a show that was based heavily on real people and events from Baltimore's...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Houston auditions

    'American Idol' recap: Houston auditions
    Tonight's episode kicked off with a special greeting from Commander Burbank at the space station, "currently flying 250 miles above the earth." The video quality's so crisp and sharp for something so far away. Ain't technology grand? THIS! Is "American...
  • With new book, Madeleine Albright sheds light on long-hidden family secrets

    With new book, Madeleine Albright sheds light on long-hidden family secrets
    In 1997, Madeleine Albright couldn't have been more certain that she knew everything important about herself and was in possession of every relevant fact about her life. And then, at age 59, just days after being confirmed as U.S. secretary of state,...
  • First look at HBO's 'Game Change' - A film so political in so many good ways

    First look at HBO's 'Game Change' - A film so political in so many good ways
    I just walked out of a dark room after spending two hours with the screener for "Game Change," the HBO film about the 2008 Republican presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin. Based on a best-selling, non-fiction book about the historic race,...
  • Interview: The National on 'High Violet,' Wye Oak and how Obama's done so far

    Interview: The National on 'High Violet,' Wye Oak and how Obama's done so far
    The most distinctive piece of the National, an indie-rock quintet from Brooklyn, N.Y.-via-Cincinnati, is lead singer Matt Berninger's slurred baritone. It's a smooth, low purr that, when combined with the band's circular guitars and Bryan Devendorf's...