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  • On dumping vice presidents

    On dumping vice presidents
    A new post-mortem account of the 2012 presidential campaign holds that President Obama's strategists toyed with, but rejected, the notion of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket and replacing him with then Secretary of State...
  • Milton Bromberg, tailor and veteran

    Milton Bromberg, tailor and veteran
    Milton Bromberg, a custom tailor and decorated World War II veteran who visited the White House to fit President Bill Clinton for suits, died of respiratory failure Nov. 1 at Season's Hospice at Northwest Hospital. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills....
  • John Kerry's legacy at stake in Mideast peace talks

    John Kerry's legacy at stake in Mideast peace talks
    Secretary of State John Kerry still has a long way to go in his intensive quest for Palestinian-Israeli peace. But his diligent and persuasive pursuit of it suggests that his uneven career search for a legacy of his own may finally have found its proper...
  • With 'honor flights,' World War II vets see their memorial

    With 'honor flights,' World War II vets see their memorial
    The U.S. National World War II Memorial opened on the Mall in Washington in 2004 — too late for most of the war's veterans. At the time of the memorial's dedication, it was estimated that only a quarter of the 16 million Americans who served in...
  • How the U.S. hung a potential Iranian ally out to dry

    How the U.S. hung a potential Iranian ally out to dry
    The plight of the organized resistance to the regime in Iran, particularly the violent persecution of the group known as the Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK/PMOI), has been one of the great, untold stories in international politics. It is a story of deadly...
  • Blacks and Republicans: an overdue debate

    Blacks and Republicans: an overdue debate
    Quick quiz: What do LL Cool J, The Rock, 50 Cent, Karl Malone, Don King, Lynn Swann, Wilt Chamberlain, Eldridge Cleaver, Peter Boulware, Tony Dungy and Alveda King, (niece of Martin Luther King Jr.) have in common? If you guessed membership in the...
  • Same-sex marriage opponents set to turn in first petitions

    Same-sex marriage opponents set to turn in first petitions
    Church-led activists hoping to repeal Maryland's same-sex marriage law plan to deliver the first batch of petitions ahead of schedule this week, and they say the number of signatures will far exceed the mark. The question is: By how much? There's little...
  • Oriol Servia, Baltimore's 'favorite driver,' ready for Grand Prix

    Oriol Servia, Baltimore's 'favorite driver,' ready for Grand Prix
    A year ago, Oriol Servia said he should be Baltimore's favorite driver because his name, Oriol, means Oriole in Spanish. He felt he was Baltimore's own. "Ever since I arrived in this country, people say, 'Oh, Oriol, like the cookie,' and I always say,...
  • Bush's war, 10 years later

    Bush's war, 10 years later
    The 10th anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq seems an appropriate time to look back at how it all happened and what it has wrought, not so much for Iraq as for the United States, which poured its own troops, treasure and world reputation into...
  • Iraq's bitter lessons

    Iraq's bitter lessons
    It has been 10 years since then-Secretary of State Colin Powell's U.N. speech on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. I watched the secretary's presentation intently on assignment to Fort Jackson, S.C. that day. The presentation, of course, would make...
  • Wake up, socially liberal fiscal conservatives

    Wake up, socially liberal fiscal conservatives
    Dear Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative Friend, That's pretty toothy, so I'm going to call you Bob. But whatever specific name you go by, Bob, you know who you are. You're the sort of person who says to his conservative friends or co-workers...
  • What might have been: Life under President Romney

    What might have been: Life under President Romney
    News flash: President Romney and congressional leaders met today to review the terms of the recently concluded fiscal cliff deal wherein the Bush tax cuts were extended by four years, the corporate income tax rate was reduced from 35 percent to 25...