| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings will be among 26 congressmen traveling to South Africa to attend memorial services for revered leader Nelson Mandela Tuesday in FNB Stadium, known as Soccer City in Soweto.
It was at that stadium in July 2010 that...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Commander in chief, leader of the free world, POTUS (President of the United States) — these are common monikers for the U.S. president.
Yet after taking Patrick Heline's class on presidential malfeasance, one might come up with a few other...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Nelson Mandela, a 20th-century statesman of towering moral stature, and I grew up worlds apart; his was South Africa and apartheid; mine was America and the Jim Crow South — both worlds of de facto second-class citizenship and racial separation....
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Ariel Sharon, the daring Israeli general who as a field commander and prime minister became one of the most influential and controversial leaders in the Middle East, died Saturday. He was 85.
Sharon, who had been incapacitated since suffering a severe...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Lary Lewman, an actor who delighted baby boomers as television's Pete the Pirate and later became the recorded voice of national Democratic presidential campaign advertisements, died of complications for Parkinson's disease Thursday at his Clarksville...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Well, that didn't take long.
Just as several genuine scandals cast the Obama administration in an unfavorable light, Republicans in Congress are already overreaching — with hyperbolic comparisons to Watergate, calls for special prosecutors,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
AT&T and T-Mobile's decisions to allow more frequent device upgrades ("New AT&T plan to allow customers phone upgrades once a year," July 16) is further evidence of the growing competition for consumers in the wireless market.
Soon there will be four...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
As Americans, we all agree that everyone should get a fair hearing in our nation's courtrooms. Public defenders — lawyers assigned to those unable to afford one — ensure that every American's right to legal counsel, and a fair trial, is...
| Jun 7, 2013
President Barack Obama's latest changes in his top national security team seem more a shift to a stronger emphasis on human rights than a break with his long-range determination to keep the United States out of nation-building adventurism.
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Many present-day Republicans seem bent on making "Backward, Christian Soldiers" their marching song in their relentless determination to "repeal and replace Obamacare," even to the point of repeating their lemming-like plunge over the cliff of another...
| May 10, 2013
In Hillary Clinton's farewell remarks in February on stepping down as President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she echoed one of her predecessors, Madeleine Albright, declaring America to be "the indispensable nation."
"We are the force for...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Almost everyone knows CEO pay is out of control. It surged 16 percent at big companies last year, according to the New York Times, and the typical CEO raked in $15.1 million.
Meanwhile, the median wage continued to drop, adjusted for inflation.