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  • The difference 537 votes make

    The difference 537 votes make
    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...
  • Obama's second-term dilemma

    Obama's second-term dilemma
    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...
  • At Shrine of St. Anthony, a taste of history and a sense of peace

    At Shrine of St. Anthony, a taste of history and a sense of peace
    Beyond the verdant crops flourishing in this summer's 100-degree heat and regular rainstorms, a guesthouse from long ago sits near the northeastern edge of the 236-acre property that is home to the Shrine of St. Anthony in western Ellicott City....
  • Republican policies are no recipe for freedom

    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...
  • Are you better off?

    Are you better off?
    Are you better off than you were four years ago? That question, first raised by Ronald Reagan in a landmark 1980 debate with Jimmy Carter, is getting a second tour of duty these days courtesy of Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans. That's not...
  • Havre de Grace: HdG welcomes Christmas with parade Friday

    The Day of Infamy, dear readers, Is what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called today, Dec. 7, 1941 with the Japanese attack upon Hawaii. Now called Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, it is embedded in our national psyche and continued by our veterans in...
  • Obama builds a bridge to the 20th century

    Obama builds a bridge to the 20th century
    A few years ago, it was fashionable for Democratsto describe themselves as "members of the reality-based community." These days, it seems the foreclosure crisis has hit them so hard they've been forced to move to another neighborhood. Metaphorically,...
  • Obama offers hard path to 'a better place'

    Obama offers hard path to 'a better place'
    — Arguing that he needs more time to fix the nation's sluggish economy, President Barack Obama formally accepted his party's nomination for a second term Thursday while stressing that voters will face a stark choice in November that could affect...
  • Excerpts of President Obama's remarks

    Here are excerpts of President Barack Obama's remarks as prepared for delivery to the Democratic National Convention: "But when all is said and done — when you pick up that ballot to vote — you will face the clearest choice of any time in a...
  • Obama's full remarks

    Below are President Barack Obama's full remarks as prepared for delivery at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday night. Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and...
  • Is Obama cruising to re-election? He seems to think so

    Is Obama cruising to re-election? He seems to think so
    In President Barack Obama's much-anticipated acceptance speech in Charlotte, he sounded at times to be relying on the reverse of the old breakup line: "It's not you, it's me." He told the American public that it is "you," and not he as president, who must...
  • Art investigators: Saving the country's cultural heritage, one recovered work at a time

    Art investigators: Saving the country's cultural heritage, one recovered work at a time
    When Paul Brachfeld heard about the heist of historic documents in Baltimore this summer, the National Archives inspector general acted quickly. First, he checked his records to see if the suspects — Barry Landau, a well-known collector, and his...