| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:31 PM
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.
Between the fall of 1831 and the spring of...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:18 AM
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...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 1:37 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 4:19 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:11 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 12:45 PM
If you want to break the boredom of a late winter Sunday, you could raise a cup of cheer to the memory of President William Henry Harrison, the nation's ninth president, who was sworn into office 171 years ago today.
I'm also certain the details of...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:43 AM
The Laurel Planning Commission on Tuesday, May 15 unanimously recommended approval of the Laurel Gardens redevelopment, a project that has raised concerns from residents of the 79-unit apartment and townhouse complex and neighboring property owners....
| May 24, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Alexa Courtney Abee, Erin Elizabeth Adams, Ethan Mikhail Adams, Frederik William-Baden Agvald, Taha Etezaz Ahmed, Eray Kadir Akbas, Sandia Yun Akhtar, Edidiong Nathan Akpan, Giancarlo Michael Albano, Nadah A. Ali, Jason Robert Allen, Guru Ram Ambalavanar,...
| Mar 3, 2009
Go here: With its cobblestone streets, sweeping views of the Delaware River, grassy commons and rich architectural heritage, New Castle's historic district ranks among the finest heritage towns in the Mid-Atlantic. It's got history: William Penn first set...
| Feb 9, 2005
Democratic lawmakers said yesterday that the $100,000 settlement paid to a well-known elected official who claimed he was fired from a state job because of party affiliation is part of a broader strategy by the Ehrlich administration that they hope to...
| Mar 1, 1999
CENTER, Texas - She wanted to get their children away from the city. He'd had this dream since high school, of raising chickens and staying close to home. And before they knew it, Rodney and Nancy Fisher had a government-backed loan and a contract with...
| May 10, 2014
There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...