| May 30, 2012
| 9:21 AM
"You will be our president when you read this note," George Herbert Walker Bush wrote to Bill Clinton, the man who defeated him in the 1992 campaign, denying Mr. Bush the provisional vindication that reelection provides until history has its chance to...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:54 AM
Demonstrating once again that a sound bite is worth 10,000 words, President Barack Obama has been raked over the coals in recent days for what amounted to a six-word aside: "The private sector is doing fine." He said it a press conference last Friday in...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:11 AM
It's time for someone to say it aloud. As a member of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights for more than a decade and its chairman for much of that time, I'm willing to take the risk of being misunderstood.
African-Americans are no longer the...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:02 PM
Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including one in Baltimore, where the scheme...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, was sentenced seven years in federal prison Wednesday for stealing thousands of historic documents from archives and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast.
| Jan 19, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Charles Adam Fecher, a self-taught Baltimore scholar, author and editor who undertook the formidable task of editing the controversial diaries of H.L. Mencken, died Monday of respiratory failure at St. Agnes Hospital.
The longtime Govans and Rodgers...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 1:45 PM
It was H. L. Mencken's last party, and the invitation had been written more than 25 years earlier.
I was among the invited guests at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street to witness the opening of Mencken's final papers, which his will...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Even the most ardent fans of Mitt Romney ought to take the latest of President Barack Obama's reelection ads to heart. Here's its point: 537. That's the number of votes (along with a favorable Supreme Court ruling) that decided who won Florida — and...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 10:20 AM
The following are the comments made by Harford County Sheriff Jesse Bane at Sgt. Ian Loughran's funeral service Wednesday:
"I begin with a quote from Arthur Ashe who once said, "True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There is one necessary condition for the selection of a vice president, and that is whether the individual has the experience and capacity to become president of the United States on Day One. Nine vice presidents have succeeded to the presidency upon...
| May 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It was going to happen anyway, but Mitt Romney's wealth and history as a healer of troubled corporations doubly assures that this year's presidential campaign will see a return in spades to good old "class warfare."
David Axelrod, President Obama's chief...
| May 7, 2012
| 9:31 AM
First Lady Michelle Obama is on a mission to get our kids to eat healthy, but every now and then she is known to indulge on a cheeseburger or other food that is not so good for the body.
A few years ago she made a lunch run with staff to a Five Guys...