| Oct 23, 2011
| 2:40 PM
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...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 11:17 AM
How do we love thee, oh small towns of Maryland? Let us count the ways.
When earlier this year, a Budget Travel magazine poll named Lewisburg, W.Va., as "America's Coolest Small Town," it got us thinking: aren't Maryland's small towns worth bragging...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 6:20 PM
On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:00 AM
The militarization of the Mexican border is a new phenomenon for two nations whose militaries have traditionally been made to stay out of politics. There are constant expansions of our prisons, and further explosions of the drug-related caseloads of our...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:02 AM
Back in 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, the National Mall overflowed with people who'd traveled from near and far seeking equality for all Americans.
Almost a half-...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 2:21 PM
Art collectors take note: There's an Andy Warhol about to hit the market.
Federal prosecutors in Baltimore have approved the sale of a Liz Taylor print — aptly titled "Liz" — and several other artifacts from the private collection of Barry H....
| Sep 2, 2011
| 11:30 AM
In her recent diatribe against Gov. Martin O'Malley ("O'Malley and Jobs: Contrasting visions," Aug. 31), Marta Mossburg spends so much time attempting to assert her intellectual superiority that she misses the governor's point on the subject of jobs...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:09 AM
The last time Donald Halverson was on a Liberty ship, he was heading across the Atlantic Ocean, a fresh-faced draftee who would spend the next 21/2 years fighting his way across Germany, France, Italy and North Africa during World War II.
A more recent...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 10:29 AM
If there was still any doubt that Social Security is the proverbial third rail of American politics — that is, potentially deadly to the touch — Gov. Rick Perry has provided the electrifying answer: You don't mess with the monthly checks,...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 6:41 AM
An article in the Oct. 12, 1961 edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported that the cast and crew of a popular television series was in town.
Hollywood came to Catonsville this past week as Lancer Productions, Inc., producers of the...
| May 18, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Farm subsidies could finally be on the chopping block.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently acknowledged that corn and ethanol "subsidies need to be phased out" over time. And on a swing through Iowa, Mr. Vilsack suggested that the Obama...
| 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,...