| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Much of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week was a fairly ho-hum affair, with the usual laundry list of programs and goals (most so familiar that it could have been a recycled campaign speech from 2012, or maybe 2008) and the...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 2:54 PM
A flurry of new children's books is headed for the shelves, and the authors carry some very familiar names, including Stephen Colbert. A look at the future:
-- Colbert's book, "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" is scheduled for a May 8 release, according to...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 5:08 PM
For the better part of a decade, Jill Crowther-Peters has portrayed the widowed seamstress who stitched the Star-Spangled Banner, but on Thursday she had the chance to really feel what it was like to be her.
Crowther-Peters, dressed as 19th-century...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The last NASA crew to fly the space shuttle Endeavour will speak at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg Center on Thursday, Aug. 4. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.Astronauts scheduled to participate include Commander........
| Jan 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In a democracy, nothing is supposed to matter more than the will of the people.
So it was painful to watch last week as the will of the people was overturned and one of Arizona's duly elected representatives was forced from office. It wasn't a recall...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Sad news today -- Jeffrey Zaslow, who wrote such popular non-fiction as "The Last Lecture" and "The Girls from Ames," died today in a car crash in Michigan. The Wall Street Journal, where he has worked as a reporter, said that he died after losing control...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Charlie Sheen was clearly the man of the year.
You'll recall that 2011 began with the oafish actor celebrating his own narcotic and sexual crapulence like a victorious gladiator working the crowds. He was egged on by a media with as much decency as the...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 8:23 AM
You might have noticed someone new at recent Howard County Council Meetings: an armed police officer.
Since July 1, a uniformed officer has been present at all County Council legislative sessions and public hearings.
The change was made at the...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 3:54 PM
Last January, after the tragic attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left her severely wounded and six people dead, President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea to the nation to tone down political and partisan rhetoric. So it's both surprising and...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 3:00 AM
You know who I blame for the terrible tone in American politics? Tom Brokaw.
No, not the man himself, but what he represents.
Since Dan Rather famously beclowned himself, Mr. Brokaw stands as the last of the respected "voice of God" news anchors (CBS...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 12:19 PM
Everything you need to know about what's going on 11/14-11/20.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; Subject to change)
Happy Feet 2
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1
Basketball Wives L.A. (season finale; 8 p.m.; VH1)...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Donald F. Munson grew up around politics, but it wasn't until he became a congressional page in the early 1950s that he decided to make a career of it.
The Washington County Republican, who served 36 years in the Maryland General Assembly, met Gerald R....