| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Similar to the situation today, confidence in American political institutions was flagging roughly 20 years ago. Our economy was undergoing a recession, and there appeared to be a widening disconnect between our elected officials and the citizenry. The...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 2:46 PM
In Camden, N.J., a principal said the pressure to pump up students' standardized test results came with a threat from a district supervisor — nice medical benefits you have for your sick daughter, sure would be a shame to lose them.
In Atlanta, one...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 1:40 PM
April 3, 1989: President George H.W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Memorial Stadium as the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day.
| Nov 6, 2010
Phelps, Lochte headline start of Grand Prix Series
The top swimmers in the country, including Michael Phelps (Fells Point) and Ryan Lochte, will be back in the pool Friday through Nov. 14 for the Minnesota Grand Prix, the first stop of...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 6:24 PM
Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of an eponymous addiction center in California, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.
Ford died Friday evening with...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:59 AM
Barry H. Landau has rubbed elbows with presidents, helped plan inaugurations, and claims one of the largest collections of Oval Office memorabilia outside museums and presidential libraries. His Manhattan apartment includes a collection of china from...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 9:36 AM
With time running out for Congress to raise the federal debt limit or see the nation face fiscal calamity and an almost certain end to the tenuous economic recovery, President Barack Obama has taken the lead on the issue with a proposal that...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 8:58 AM
A lot of conservatives are having fun at President Obama's expense after his latest gaffe. In the midst of testy debt-limit negotiations last week, Mr. Obama told House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, "Don't call my bluff."
The first rule in bluffing is...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:38 AM
William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a new burst of energy to the city he loved.
Mr. Schaefer was 89....
| Apr 18, 2011
| 5:10 PM
Significant dates in William Donald Schaefer's half-century in politics:
1950: Schaefer, a graduate of the University of Baltimore law school, opens downtown practice. Runs unsuccessfully for the House of Delegates from West Baltimore.
1954: Fails again...
| May 7, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Killing Osama bin Laden is a strange way to start a presidential campaign season, but that's where we are.
Now, bin Laden wasn't taken out for partisan political reasons. Nor was his death ultimately a partisan policy. With only the most cartoonish...
| May 25, 2012
That pop you may or may not have heard the other day was the bursting pipedream of a centrist presidential candidate outside the establishment parties. The organizers of a group calling itself Americans Elect decided to close shop after failing to find...