| Apr 12, 2012
| 10:37 AM
In the spring of 1980, the race for the Republican presidential nomination got nasty. The front-runner, Ronald Reagan, said his main challenger,George H.W. Bush, wasn't a real conservative. Mr. Bush went on the attack, accusing Mr. Reagan of peddling...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:00 AM
This summer, the Republican and Democratic parties will hold their presidential nominating conventions in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C. In so doing, they will continue a political ritual that began 180 years ago in Baltimore. From their inception in...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 7:36 AM
It won't have the glitter of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions, but Baltimore will nevertheless get a piece of the 2012 nomination action as the national Green Party opens a three-day convention here today to pick a presidential...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has become the latest incumbent in Congress to announce he will skip his party's national convention this year to spend time campaigning for reelection, drawing a contrast with other state Republicans as well as his Democratic...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 10:31 AM
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is expected to announce his vice presidential running mate any day now. He could make a conventional pick, for instance Ohio Sen. Rob Portman or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. He could also throw us a...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Obama re-election team must be in panic mode. The president is stuck in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in some polls and behind him in others, so in desperation it has reached out to the Big Dog, Bill Clinton, for help.
Mr. Clinton will speak next...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Former vice president Al Gore will anchor convention coverage on his Current TV channel, it was announced Wednesday.
This is what happens if you own the candy store, I guess. But when was the last time a former Nobel Prize winner sat in the anchor...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 3:05 AM
The City Council president showed me his underwear. The state prosecutor let me try on Sheila Dixon’s ill-gotten mink. A state delegate swore at me for asking why she’d lied about her age. A priest denounced me from the pulpit. And David Simon...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Here they come. Three neighboring jurisdictions are set to launch the latest editions of their winter restaurant promotions. Baltimore County's promotion starts Jan. 14, Baltimore City's starts Jan. 21, and Howard County's starts Jan. 17.
| Jan 20, 2011
| 3:28 PM
When Walter Hill was flipping through the first 40 pages of the science fiction/horror script that became "Alien," he considered it turgid, a snooze.
"I thought it was just terrible," said Hill, who co-wrote and co-produced the movie with his partner,...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 3:04 AM
At the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Sen. Barack Obama said, "There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America -- there is the United States of America."
Those were welcome and commendable words....
| Sep 7, 2011
100 Years Ago
"C" Cup for Cash
In the Times' notes from all over:
"Mrs. A.A. McCormick, of Chicago, was robbed of a hand bag containing $2,200. There is only one safe place for a woman to carry her money when travelling but modesty prevents our...