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  • Baltimore was site of pivotal political conventions in 1800s

    Baltimore was site of pivotal political conventions in 1800s
    In "The First American Political Conventions: Transforming Presidential Nominations, 1832-1872," Stan M. Haynes writes that the modern presidential nominating convention evolved during the campaign of 1832.
  • Less than glorious: the War of 1812

    Less than glorious: the War of 1812
    No one calls the War of 1812 America's finest hour. But it had its moments. Resentful over treatment by the British and determined to enhance national sovereignty, Henry Clay and a small group of "War Hawks" in the Twelfth Congress pushed an unprepared...

    Mathilde B. "Mimi" Lee, former acting first lady of Maryland, dies at 91

    Mathilde B. "Mimi" Lee, former acting first lady of Maryland, dies at 91
    Mathilde B. "Mimi" Lee, who as the wife of Lt. Gov. Blair Lee III eschewed the political pomp and circumstance of Annapolis for the fields and woods where she could hike, canoe and swim, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Laurel Regional...

    Navy doesn't want to play flag football against W. Kentucky

    Navy doesn't want to play flag football against W. Kentucky
    After his football team opened the 2011 season with a 40-17 win over Delaware last Saturday in Annapolis, Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo was beaming. Niumatalolo could not have been more proud of a quarterback, senior Kriss Proctor, who rushed for 176...

    Editorial: Celebrating a defeat

    Havre de Grace is getting a bit of a late start on planning for marking the 200th anniversary of the city's sacking during the War of 1812. It's already 2012, which means the 200th anniversary of the murky start of the war is this year, and the...