| Mar 31, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Talk about a Friday afternoon dump: Keith Olbermann and his $50-million, five-year contract dumped by Al Gore's audience-challenged Current TV after less than a year on-air.
There is no shortage of meat for analysts to chew on these bones, and that is...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Advocates for plain language have issued their first report card on how clearly federal agencies communicate with taxpayers and others — and the Social Security Administration has drawn a pair of C's.
That put the Woodlawn-based administration in...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Sally Ride had the coolest name. Perfect for the first American woman in space.
On that day in 1983 when she shattered the ultimate glass ceiling aboard the shuttle Challenger, many in the crowd of a quarter-million people watching the launch — a...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 7:23 AM
We had a spirited discussion Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources" about Keith Olbermann's suit against Al Gore's Current TV.
The video is at the end of this post, and I urge you to take a look especially at what Sharon Waxman, founder of TheWrap, has to...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 10:02 AM
Politicians haven't always been allergic to gun control, not even Republicans.
In 1968, after the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and the Rev.Martin Luther King Jr., Congress — on a bipartisan vote — outlawed gun sales to felons and...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:00 AM
With Mitt Romney now confident enough of the Republican nomination that he can turn his focus against President Barack Obama, the guessing game on selection of a running mate is already in full swing. It's a matter that warrants more serious consideration...
| May 25, 2012
That pop you may or may not have heard the other day was the bursting pipedream of a centrist presidential candidate outside the establishment parties. The organizers of a group calling itself Americans Elect decided to close shop after failing to find...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Former vice president Al Gore's Climate Reality Project is the topic of a program at the West Laurel Civic Association's meeting on Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the West Laurel Community Building, 16501 Supplee Lane (off Brooklyn Bridge Road).
| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:38 AM
The West Laurel Civic Association is sponsoring a very special presentation Thursday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the West Laurel Community Building. Kara Ball, a director at the National Wildlife Federation, will present the Climate Reality Project, which...
| Mar 9, 2012
After winning six Super Tuesday state contests -- the primaries in Ohio, Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia, and the Idaho and Alaska caucuses -- Mitt Romney has reason to crow. Instead, he may be asking himself: If this is victory, what must defeat feel...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Years ago, a friend told me a story from her days living in South America. The movie "Wayne's World" had come out, and she went to see it. She spoke English, but it was interesting to read the Spanish subtitles.
For instance, early in the film, Wayne...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 9:41 AM
The name "Constellation Energy" will still be around. The energy trading firm will still be doing much the same thing it ever has in a large, new building on Baltimore's waterfront. It will have somewhat fewer employees, but it will, at least for the next...