| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Warning: What you are about to read is a deeply cynical view of the 2012 election. If you're looking for puppies and rainbows, check back with me another time.
Many conservatives feel like this is the most important election in our lifetimes because we...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 7:39 PM
As a 5-year-old who adored her father, Shirley Bossom contentedly tagged along with him 70 years ago on daily errands that often included business in the granite-clad Ellicott City Post Office on Main Street.
The lifelong Ellicott City resident recalls...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburglikes the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act and other ingredients of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare." Why, she asked toward the end of three days of hearings, shouldn't the court...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Through the holiday season, Toby's Baltimore Dinner Theatre is offering such an entertaining, surprisingly relevant classic version of "Annie" that it is worth a half-hour drive for Anne Arundel county residents.
Based on the Harold Gray "Little Orphan...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Chessie M. Brailey, a civil rights activist who had been married to former state legislator F. Troy Brailey, died Dec.16 from complications of dementia at her daughter's Harbor Court condominium.
The former longtime Easterwood Park resident was 94....
| 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....
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Conservatives took great relish this week in attacking President Barack Obama for some ill-considered observations regarding the Supreme Court and its role in reviewing the administration's health care reform law. One would think that the nation's highest...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2012
Second terms have rarely been kind to American presidents.
Our last two-term leader, George W. Bush, ended his tenure with a financial crash so disastrous that his own party has tried to erase him from memory. Mr. Bush's predecessor, Bill Clinton, was...