| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:41 AM
It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee.
Members were considering House Speaker John...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive who boosted the Space Shuttle program and whose passion for military history fueled four books on the subject, died June 27 of a blood platelet disorder. The Eastern Shore resident was 71.
Dr. Finn, a New York...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:39 PM
The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to lower the speed limit and add median fencing and a new traffic light on U.S. 1 near the University of Maryland, College Park, after a startling number of pedestrian deaths on the road.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The celebration of America's birthday rarely includes references to Thomas Paine, the author of the pre-Revolutionary War pamphlet "Common Sense." But Paine's role in the break with Great Britain was important, and his life has a way of reminding us...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:37 AM
In a cabin built in the 1750s, just a few hundred feet from a 201-year-old stone bridge across the quiet Casselman River, a man sits at a slab of a wooden table, an array of carving tools spread before him.
The rush of traffic from nearby Alternate U.S....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:43 AM
The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
| May 10, 2014
| 10:54 AM
It's not every day that a law professor has his book quoted by the Supreme Court, and so the University of Baltimore's Michael I. Meyerson was understandably intrigued when his 2012 work about the Framers' views on religion made it into Monday's...
| May 11, 2014
| 7:23 AM
The cracks have been repaired. The stone has been patched. The elevator is fixed.
The 500 tons of scaffolding have been down for weeks, and the lawn is freshly mowed.
On Monday, 994 days since an earthquake shook the Washington Monument from top to...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Nature couldn't have been more gracious Saturday as she beckoned visitors of all ages to the 18th annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts at Montpelier Mansion in South Laurel.
"We got very, very lucky with the weather," said Montpelier...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Gov. Chris Christie, beleaguered back in New Jersey and in the national media over the scandal of contrived traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, unveiled his strategy for putting his 2016 presidential aspirations back on track the other day...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:37 AM
President Barack Obama, with European support, has imposed selective sanctions against Russia, and he indicated in a Rose Garden news conference today that he will continue moving "to impose additional costs on Russia." But we have been down this road...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Alberta Stornetta loves history.
Years ago, when members of the Arnold Preservation Council said they were interested in learning about the area's history, Stornetta eagerly took on the project.
But she was surprised to find there wasn't much out...