| Oct 7, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Kemba Smith Pradia went to Tallahassee, Fla., last week to demand the right to vote.
Back in the '90s, when she was just Kemba Smith, she became a poster child for the excesses and inanities of the so-called War on Drugs. Ms. Pradia, then a college...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 3:16 AM
Tuesday night, there was a two-hour report by "Frontline" that explained better than anything I have ever seen on TV how the middle-class got shredded by Wall Street and sold-out by our elected leaders in Washintgon -- and that includes Democrats in the...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Since World War II, Americans have tended to elect middle class presidents. With the exception of the two Bushes — the first of whom lost his second election, the second of whom "lost" his first — both parties succeeded by nominating...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Once again, there won't be much national interest in the 2012 federal election results here in Maryland next month.
President Barack Obama, who carried the state by 25 percentage points four years ago, is a cinch to capture the state's 10 electoral votes...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 10:51 AM
In the cease-fire struck between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got second billing to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's role as the prime go-between, and rightly so. But her highly visible hand-holding on both...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 11:55 AM
Conservatives were quick to accuse President Barack Obama of embracing class warfare in his speech last week in Osawatomie, Kan. And liberal Democrats were thrilled to see a hint of the populist president they had hoped they were voting for in 2008.
| Dec 20, 2011
| 12:00 PM
The Sun and other national media have come under fire from Ron Paul supporters for ignoring their candidate. There's a reason for that: He himself said that he would be a different kind of president, one that got out of the way. It's hard for the media to...
| Apr 9, 2012
For the past three years, the Howard County Conservancy has served as host for a juried "Art of Stewardship" exhibit that commences in January with a call to artists and concludes in April with an awards reception and auction. This year, the show's theme,...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Isaac Cate Lycett, a retired engraver of social stationery who produced the invitations for Bill Clinton's presidential inaugurations, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his Delta, Pa., home. He was 84 and had a second home on Mount Vernon Place.
| Dec 27, 2011
As fans of the late Christopher Hitchens cycle through the five stages of grief, it's interesting to see which of his opinions can still inspire the kind of anger that is unlikely to ever fade into acceptance. There are, of course, the obvious candidates:...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Remember that awkward silence that fell across the nation back in '94 when Bill Clinton's surgeon general used the M-word?
Jocelyn Elders, speaking at an AIDS conference at the U.N. about reducing the risk of sexually transmitted disease, said that...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:00 AM
With the Iowa caucuses just days away, the Republican crack-up threatens the future of the Grand Old Party more profoundly than at any time since the GOP's eclipse in 1932. That's bad for America.
The crack-up isn't just Romney-the-smooth versus...