| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:00 PM
You know you are entering a different world when you see the heavy cordless iron that requires a fire to heat it sitting atop a wooden ironing board covered with a bed sheet used as an ironing pad at the Howard County Center of African American Culture....
| Nov 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It's that time of year when we give thanks for the former colleague who had the bright idea to forgo the heartfelt, mostly predictable appreciation of family and fortunes on this uniquely American holiday and instead reflect on the writing of the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory is a good place to start for some perspective on the recent presidential election. Within its gray stone walls, the tumultuous 1912 Democratic National Convention played a major scene in the political drama that...
| 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...
| Jun 30, 2011
Wilma Ferrebee was still in high school in 1941 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the nation on the heels of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
"I can still hear his voice saying we're at war," said the 65-year resident of Laurel, who...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 9:36 AM
A seagull chattered away in the parking lot of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City (Md.) as, indoors, hundreds of elected officials gathered for the Maryland Municipal League annual meeting, June 26-29.
Just inside, in the front lobby,...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:59 AM
Barry H. Landau has rubbed elbows with presidents, helped plan inaugurations, and claims one of the largest collections of Oval Office memorabilia outside museums and presidential libraries. His Manhattan apartment includes a collection of china from...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 9:01 PM
People outside the world of local government may not know it even exists, but the Maryland Municipal League is an important group — it's a statewide advocacy nonprofit that strengthens the role and capacity of municipal government through research,...