| Jun 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Are you easily annoyed these days? Me too.
So, herewith, a brief sampling of the most annoying and shamelessly under-analyzed and under-reported incidents of recent weeks.
•Democratic silence as President Barack Obama follows and expands upon...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. couldn't be more wrong when he describes the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as "a woman of principle and strong moral character" ("A silence from liberals that speaks volumes," June 23).
On the contrary,...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
MANCHESTER, England -- There is a story about Margaret Thatcher that is probably apocryphal but speaks volumes about the strength of Britain's first female prime minister, who died Monday at age 87.
Following her election in 1979, the story goes that...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 1:24 PM
BALTIMORE -- A tuba and banjo duo dressed in saddle shoes, khakis and button-down shirts plays polkas and foxtrots by a set of escalators at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Friday morning. A nearby shoeshine man takes a break from his...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a Baltimore audience Tuesday night that the world's challenges have never been greater, nor come with such speed, and he advocated intervention in struggling countries by powers such as Great Britain and the...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Harford County Council members on Tuesday again delayed voting on a controversial bill that would charge all county residential and agricultural property owners an additional $125 a year to help treat stormwater and improve the water quality of the...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:23 AM
In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television — and the fact that the telegenic Mrs. Thatcher had a "certain...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 7:30 AM
While the mainstream media in America love to wax poetic about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the sainted "Iron Lady" of the Cold War, it might be wise to remember the real person behind the carefully polished myth ("Margaret Thatcher...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Regarding the recent article, "Argentine leader not on list for Thatcher funeral" (April 12), it seems logical that to me Great Britain did not invite Cristina Fernandez, the president of Argentina to Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The news item, however,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:59 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - As world leaders bury hatchets for the day and unite in paying respects to Nelson Mandela, the late South African leader may have a chance to promote peace, in death as he did in life.
Funerals of the great and the good, demanding...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:18 AM
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Neither Israel's prime minister nor president will attend South Africa's commemorations of the late Nelson Mandela this week, officials said, a notable absence at events expected to draw more than 70 world leaders.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:06 AM
MOSCOW, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Russian authorities should follow Britain's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's example in attempting to combat crowd violence, the vice-president of the domestic football union (RFU) said on Monday.