| 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...
| 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,...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 11:47 AM
The Sept. 11 observances that were the focus of much of the nation last weekend were in marked contrast to the somewhat understated 10th anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
Perhaps what presaged this change was TV's ascendancy and power,...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:53 PM
The FBI raided Barry H. Landau's Manhattan apartment twice, hauling out thousands of documents that authorities say link him to a theft scheme involving historical artifacts pilfered from libraries and museums in Baltimore, elsewhere in the United...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:15 AM
In response to Thomas F. Schaller's recent opinion piece on Republican criticisms of federal agencies ("Cabinet agencies in the cross-hairs," Nov. 16), readers may recall that the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy was ostensibly to free us from...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 3:00 AM
This is not about your neighborhood.
Probably not, at least. The demographics of newspaper readership being what they are, you likely do not live in Liberty Square or anyplace like it.
Maria Williams does live in Liberty Square. She wishes she did...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 11:20 AM
Barney "Barr" Harris, who was born above his father's Howard Street cabinetmaking business and turned it into a successful antiques auction house, died of dementia complications Thursday at Arden Court in Pikesville. The longtime Bolton Hill resident...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Mabel Hilda Young, a retired Baltimore City public schools administrator who was present at the desegregation of Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, died of complication from surgery Nov. 19 at Sinai Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 84.
| Nov 29, 2011
| 10:58 AM
The famous maxim that "the more things change, the more they remain the same" is not always true. Sometimes, things get worse. Consider, for example, the recent efforts of Gov. Martin O'Malley to influence the resolution of an environmental lawsuit...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 11:19 AM
Herman Cain, the business executive who was recently the leading Republican candidate for president, has dropped out of the race after allegations that he carried on a 13-year extramarital affair. Even though Mr. Cain says the accusations are untrue, as...
| Dec 4, 2011
100 Years Ago
Rolling out the welcome mat
In the Times social column:
"Mr. Henry J. Bender has returned to his home on Rolling Road after visiting friends in New York City. Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Davis have returned to their home on Rolling Road after...