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  • Banned Md. vanity plates include HEROIN; SUX2BU allowed

    Banned Md. vanity plates include HEROIN; SUX2BU allowed
    Want to express yourself on a license plate? Go ahead. The state will gladly take your $50 per year. You can't say any old thing, though. The Motor Vehicle Administration has cataloged more than 4,000 words, phrases and letter-number combinations it won't...
  • 15 years later, CIA acknowledges fallen Marylander worked for agency

    15 years later, CIA acknowledges fallen Marylander worked for agency
    The report from the State Department was brief: Thomas M. Jennings Jr., a federal worker from Burtonsville on a temporary assignment with NATO peacekeepers, had died in a car crash in Southern Bosnia. Fifteen years later, it turns out that was only...
  • Another Tilghman involved in a historic moment

    Another Tilghman involved in a historic moment
    Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. They...
  • Obama ducks tough questions on Benghazi

    President Barack Obama just continues to avoid questions on requests that were made for help in the Libya attacks on our consulate and the killing of our ambassador and three other brave Americans. President Obama did not give a yes or no answer last...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Oct. 7

    now playing "Finding Nemo" (G). Re-release of the animated Disney film in which a fish searches the ocean blue to find his missing son. With Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres and Alexander Gould. TownMall Cinemas (11:50* a.m.) "Frankenweenie" (PG). In this...
  • Second episode of 'Homeland' Season 2 vindicates Carrie

    Second episode of 'Homeland' Season 2 vindicates Carrie
    Nicholas Brody is in deep trouble. Not just because Episode 2 of Homeland's second season ends with a damning piece of evidence against him, but because Carrie Mathison's about to be back on his trail. Even as Brody is pulled in different directions by...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Putting Benghazi in context

    Putting Benghazi in context
    My initial impression of the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was probably similar to yours. A horrific incident. A security failure. Another example of radical Islamic overreaction to the most tepid of incidents — in this case,...
  • 'Seal Team Six' celebrates Obama, suffers sins of docudrama

    'Seal Team Six' celebrates Obama, suffers sins of docudrama
    There is no TV genre more problematic than docudrama. And Sunday's premiere of "SEAL Team Six," which claims to be the true, inside story of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, is as problematic as they come. The core issues all grow from the...
  • 'Homeland' Season 2, Episode 6 recap

    'Homeland' Season 2, Episode 6 recap
    Maybe Carrie's family is right about this job being too stressful. Beyond the psychological challenges of subterfuge and shifting loyalties, this week's episode of "Homeland" zeroes in on the broader, more tangible threat of violence. Episode 6 of the...
  • The economy is sliding backward, not moving forward

    In recent days there has been much talk of the presidential debates. We are preoccupied with relatively trivial perceptions of who "won" or "lost." There has also been endless discussion of whose policy proposals are better. Rather than entertain these...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Nov. 4, 2012

    now playing "Argo" (R). In 1979, after Iranian revolutionaries storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans trapped. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin. TownMall Cinemas (1:00,...