| Jan 1, 2012
"Back again, back again, we've got Franklin D. Roosevelt back again, since Roosevelt's been re-elected moonshine liquor's been corrected, we've got legal wine, whiskey, beer and gin." —Recorded by Bill Cox in 1936
Happy New Year!
Oh, I'm sorry....
| Aug 11, 2011
| 11:17 AM
How do we love thee, oh small towns of Maryland? Let us count the ways.
When earlier this year, a Budget Travel magazine poll named Lewisburg, W.Va., as "America's Coolest Small Town," it got us thinking: aren't Maryland's small towns worth bragging...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 6:20 PM
On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I was recently shown a picture from one of the Occupy protests taking place across the country. It featured a young woman surrounded by police. She was the only protester in the picture, but she didn't seem intimidated. All by herself, up against the...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:00 AM
The militarization of the Mexican border is a new phenomenon for two nations whose militaries have traditionally been made to stay out of politics. There are constant expansions of our prisons, and further explosions of the drug-related caseloads of our...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:02 AM
Back in 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, the National Mall overflowed with people who'd traveled from near and far seeking equality for all Americans.
Almost a half-...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Republicans, beware. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller may be channeling his inner FDR this year.
In an interview Thursday, Miller mentioned that he is currently reading "Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin...
| Jan 9, 2012
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a man whose political success is largely attributable to the aura of befuddled incompetence he uses to disarm his adversaries, was a failed Watergate baby.
In 1974, a slew of often sanctimonious and very liberal...
| Jan 14, 2012
100 Years Ago
The chicken and the egg
From the Sykesville column:
"The chicken farmers of Sykesville who visited the Baltimore Poultry Show in the Fifth Armory were enthusiastic in their praise of the show's exhibits.
Mr. George Schrame who entered...
| Oct 26, 2011
The year Doris Russell swam in her first meet, Franklin D. Roosevelt was in his first term as president, John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd were slain by FBI agents and F. Scott Fitzgerald published "Tender is the Night."
Seventy-seven years later,...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:00 AM
I am happy to see that once again there are Americans raising their voices in protest. I know I'm not happy with the direction that our elected officials, the banking industry and the military-industrial complex are taking this country.
| May 18, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Farm subsidies could finally be on the chopping block.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently acknowledged that corn and ethanol "subsidies need to be phased out" over time. And on a swing through Iowa, Mr. Vilsack suggested that the Obama...