| 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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 3:25 AM
From a Real Estate ad: "Security Investment Realtors, 8 Normandy Shopping Center
"94 Acres: Murphy Road and Route 216 in the Fifth district of Howard County. Improved 8 room frame home in good condition. This tract...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:15 PM
A day after a federal judge barred Carroll County commissioners from invoking Jesus Christ in their pre-meeting prayers, Commissioner Robin B. Frazier did just that — twice — saying she was willing to go to jail for her beliefs.
| Mar 30, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Returning from a religious service (let's omit the denomination), I described it to my college roommate, who asked, "Why do those people bother to be there? What's their purpose?" I answered, "I believe that their purpose is to mean well."
I have the...
| 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...
| Apr 16, 2014
An article in the April 18, 1914 edition of The Argus reported the need for more help at the post office.
In spite of the increase in the volume of mail coming to the Catonsville postoffice, including the load of parcels post packages, the Postoffice...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Orville Wright Donnelly, a retired physician who was a McDonogh School graduate, died of dementia complications March 28 at Kendall-Crosslands retirement community in Kennett Square, Pa. The former Homeland resident was 91.
Born in Trenton, N.J., he was...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:28 AM
Laurel resident Lisa Willis is looking forward to wearing a royal blue and lime green ribbon to brighten the spring landscape during the Limb Loss 5K Community Walk/Roll at Granville Gude Park on Saturday.
Organized by the newly formed Amputee...