| 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 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 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 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...
| 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 25, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Frieda Fettweis, a retired master cake decorator who was the co-owner of Northeast Baltimore's Belmar Bakery, died of a stroke Sunday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 96 and lived in Rosedale.
Born Frieda Kramer in Kunzelsau, Germany,...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Last week, top officials in Baltimore County stood together to proudly announce that the homicide rate there was at its lowest level since Jimmy Carter was president. This week, top officials in the Baltimore City Police Department had to answer questions...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:02 PM
In some important ways, the last month or so has seen some impressive advances for President Barack Obama. Under ordinary circumstances, his success so far at staring down Syrian dictator Bashar Assad over chemical weapons and then his rebuff of the House...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:57 AM
As has long been his practice, Del. Pat McDonough, who represents Western Harford in the Maryland House of Delegates, recently made some rather prescient observations about education policy in Maryland and across the U.S. and then took the opportunity...
| 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...
| 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...