| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The beat goes on in 2014, at least when it comes to jazz in Annapolis provided by a program nurtured by Joe Byrd and, before that, by his brother, Charlie Byrd. A tradition set by those two will again draw major talent to Annapolis this year for a...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Bill Schroeder, owner of a bustling Italian grocery on Westminster's Main Street, doesn't know Rep. Chris Van Hollen's voting history or many of his positions. But he knows his Democratic congressman lives in Montgomery County.
And he finds it...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:35 PM
George Frank Thompson, who made and served lunch to Pope John Paul II on his visit to Baltimore and who had earlier mixed drinks for five presidents as a Capitol Hill barman, died Dec. 14 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 98 and lived in the...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:08 AM
One of the best features of our quadrennial presidential campaigns is the series of debates between the major party nominees, plus another between their running mates. Voters tune in by the millions and get a better look at them than they might at any...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:25 AM
While there may be some bruised feelings and anger left behind in the aftermath, the so-called "nuclear option" unleashed Thursday by Senate Major Leader Harry Reid and the Democrats hardly seems worthy of its destructive billing. It means only that...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Historically, the month of August in Maryland is known for its hot and humid lazy southern days, and a slower schedule. It's the time often referred to as the "dog days" of summer. Although many say it is a quiet time of the year usually reserved for...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The death this week at age 96 of former Pennyslvania Gov. Bill Scranton, briefly a Republican presidential candidate in 1964, was also in a sense a final obituary on moderate Republicanism that began fading from the political scene half a century ago....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:47 AM
For us aging Vietnam War protesters, the secret domestic surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden, a young former CIA contractor, is like a bad flashback.
In 1968, Lyndon Johnson demanded that something be done to curb the demonstrations that were...
| Jun 6, 2013
Joseph S. Eubanks, a noted bass-baritone and Morgan State University music professor who performed with the first American company of "Porgy and Bess," which toured the world in the 1950s, died May 16 of renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson....
| Oct 21, 2012
| 4:00 AM
It may be time to say farewell to affirmative action in higher education admissions and to the aspirations that went with it.
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case challenging the sliver of...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Some recent headlines from the alternate universe of modern conservatism:
Rush Limbaugh claims the bad guy in the new "Batman" movie was named Bane to remind voters of Mitt Romney's controversial tenure at Bain Capital.
Michele Bachmann, citing zero...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 12:46 PM
First, the Army told Frank Olson's sons that the Fort Detrick scientist's death in a fall from a 13th-floor window of a New York hotel had been an accident.
Then a presidential commission revealed that the CIA had given an unwitting Olson LSD as part of...