| Jul 30, 2012
| 11:28 AM
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's strong pro-Israel statements over the weekend, including his endorsement of Jerusalem as Israel's capital (a reversal of long-standing U.S. policy), increases the pressure on President Barack Obama to...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Just for the record, President Obama is a bit hypocritical too regarding the killing of Osama bin Laden in that it was the CIA under President Bush that, by using enhanced interrogation techniques, first got the information leading to the discovery of his...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 8:55 AM
Sure, her official position is hazy -- and she might not even be getting paid, but Carrie Mathison is back at the CIA. And so are bunch of video screens fixed on Nicholas Brody.
The recursive storylines that defined Homeland's first season were back in a...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, a Republican, spoke at Johns Hopkins University last week. He mostly avoided partisan politics, instead focusing on the roles of China and technology in determining America's future. However, he did address his failed...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 4:30 AM
After a week of President Barack Obama's typical lying fashion, his administration finally admitted that the terrorist assault on the American consulate in Benghazi and the assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens was a preplanned operation by anti-...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Cary deRussy, the former publisher of Fishing in Maryland magazine, died of emphysema complications Oct. 10 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. The former Mays Chapel resident was 70.
Born Wilson Cary Nicholas deRussy in Baltimore and raised in...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 6:45 AM
In "Understanding Arab anger" (Sept. 19), Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland, claims that "the deepest sources of anger against America … pertain to the presence of U.S. forces in...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:04 PM
The biggest winner Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards had to be Showtime’s “Homeland,” which took the top three drama awards in an upset over such favorites as “Mad Men” and Downton Abbey.” But Baltimore-based...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:01 AM
On Twitter, @SherrieVossMatthews inquires about the use of articles with initialisms and acronyms.* An article at Daily Writing Tips summarizes the conventions:
"Because acronyms like NASA are pronounced as words ('na-suh,' in this case), there’s...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Over the past decade, the United States has engaged in the most significant increase in defense spending since the Korean War. Trillions of dollars have been allocated for the Pentagon, with little congressional monitoring or internal oversight. The...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 5:51 AM
Don't forget that 'Homeland' has done this to you before. Just like they confirmed much earlier than you may have expected last year that Brody was in fact in league with terrorists, the show's creators threw out our expectations last week that Brody...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 6:54 AM
Talk about a TV series keeping current with the news.
Thirty seconds into the Season 2 opener of Showtime’s “Homeland,” viewers see the first image of an American embassy under attack in the Middle East. At just over two minutes into...