| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in for the second time as president of the United States, he faces the stark reality that little of what he hopes to accomplish in a second term will likely come to pass. Mr. Obama occupies an office that many assume...
| Mar 7, 2013
One thing nearly everybody agrees upon is that the "sequester" is a silly sideshow to the real challenge facing America: unsustainable spending on entitlements. Ironies abound. Democrats, with large support from young people, tend to believe that we...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 11:00 AM
What a perverse country we live in. We spend $2 billion on an election where people in this country actually think we are better off with a huge percentage of our population not having health care. Mental health issues are swept under the rug and...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Colonial Players offers a gem in historical and dramatic substance in its current production of Joanna McClelland Glass' "Trying," continuing through March 2 in Annapolis.
This two-person "memory play" is set in 1967 and finds Judge Francis Biddle, 81,...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Two new movies, "Lincoln" and "Hyde Park on the Hudson," are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never been prefect human...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 10:23 AM
I read with great interest your article Jan. 31 about Laurel's first bank robbery by John Morgan. Sadly, this was not our last bank robbery and just as sadly, not the last 19-year-old to go to prison from our county. A quick review by the state archivist,...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Federal prosecutors have taken on the case of a Baltimore City firefighter accused of running a prostitution ring, alleging that he lured women to the city to work for him from as far away as Texas and South Dakota.
Prosecutors say Jamar Simmons, 30, and...
| 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...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 11:34 AM
Well, that pretty much settles it.
My fellow Americans, I have heard and understood the loud and unequivocal message you sent with this year's election:
Liberty is for losers.
True, we have not been a free people in some time. It's been a long and...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The Progressives won on Tuesday.
I don't mean the people who voted Democrat who call themselves "progressive." Though they won, too.
I mean the Progressives who've been waging a century-long effort to transform our American-style government into a...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Matt Patterson's thoughtful op-ed piece in The Baltimore Sun, "America the Dictatorship" (Nov. 27), constitutes a bad case of sour grapes.
These questions arise from his column. Is it freedom to fail and never ask for help? Is it freedom to watch a...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Leapin' lizards! Just in time to put us in the holiday mood, the world's most famous orphan returns to the stage at Tidewater Players in the family-friendly musical, "Annie."
Set at Christmastime in Depression Era New York City, the show is directed...