| 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...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
So Harford County Executive David Craig wants to eliminate income taxes on the rich, blow a $775 million hole in the budget and implement "zero-based budgeting" to keep spending under control ("Tax cuts for the rich," Feb. 21). Obviously, Mr. Craig is not...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. questions if the harsh treatment toward the president isn't racist, then what is ("Race and Obama news coverage," April 20)?
How about that he's just doing a lousy job, both domestically and especially on the international...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Seniors often remark how fast time flies as they get older. I certainly identify with that. It seems like I just wrote about Older Americans Month and here it is again.
Older Americans Month is now a tradition in the United States. The idea was first...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The commentary regarding challenges facing the U.S. in the global economy ("Corvette economics," March 2) contained the most succinct and clear descriptions of our two chaotic political parties in the last 30 years that I have ever read. It is a shame...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:15 AM
I don't know where commentator Gene E. Bigler got the idea that Panama is handling eight million containers "mostly to U.S. consumers this year" ("Panama Canal expansion critical to the U.S.," March 18).
The canal expansion project will have only a...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. errs in claiming that the American diplomats taken hostage by Iran were freed in 1979 ("Drawing insults, not fear, from our foes," March 30).
The diplomats were actually taken hostage in November of 1979 — not freed...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If great theater is your thing, Arena Stage is the place to be. The Southwest Washington, D.C., theater has been on a roll this season, with exceptional plays that covered a broad range of subjects, featuring well-known cast members.
I've always felt...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:13 AM
If you haven't yet felt pity for Secretary of State John Kerry, you will after seeing "Camp David," the new play by Lawrence Wright at Arena Stage about the most famous attempt to broker peace in the Middle East.
Every issue that has frustrated Kerry...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In his State of the Union speech last month, President Barack Obama charged Vice President Joe Biden to "lead an across-the-board reform of America's training programs to make sure they have one mission: Train Americans with the skills employers need...
| 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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Every so often Greg Rosenthal comes across a word like "diapause."
And that's when things get interesting.
A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rosenthal is frequently responsible for translating the wonky, academic language used...