| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:33 PM
President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it.
Looking out over hundreds of thousands of...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:52 AM
Jimmy Carter was the newly-inaugurated President and Reggie Jackson had yet to take a swing with the New York Yankees when the Francis Scott Key boys' basketball team last made an appearance in the state semifinals.
The Eagles have seen plenty of lean...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:58 AM
The four-story brownstone near Washington's Lafayette Park is one of the most exclusive hotels in the world. There's a fireplace in the master bathroom, and the thread counts on the sheets is high enough to rival the Four Seasons.
And only four people...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:36 AM
In this era of huge federal debt and fiscal dysfunction, it's less than heartening to learn from the Congressional Research Service that the nation's four living former chief executives got a total of $3.7 million in pensions and operating expenses last...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:15 AM
In response to letter writer David Drake ("Voters see through the GOP smoke screen," Jan. 9), he seems to fail to realize that there can be no public sector without the private sector jobs that generate the money for it to exist in the first place....
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Louise Johnson popped out of her seat at the Patapsco Arena in South Baltimore — taking a break from tying decorative gold and silver sashes to the backs of hundreds of chairs — and smiled warmly at a man delivering newly pressed gleaming...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 12:27 PM
Its candidate having blundered into unfamiliar foreign-policy territory by accusing President Barack Obama of apologizing in the current Mideast crisis, the Romney campaign has now bizarrely compounded the political misstep by throwing more fuel on the...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:54 PM
The last time a U.S. ambassador was murdered was 1979 when do nothing Jimmy Carter was president.
Now he has been trumped by the great apologist Obama causing another ambassador to be killed. Even worse Obama and his administration apologized...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:34 AM
Along most of America's coastline, crustaceans get boiled. Sometimes in plain old Yankee water. Sometimes in spicy Cajun stock. Whatever the liquid, there's a whole pot of it bubbling away. Whatever the seafood — Maine lobster, Carolina blue crab,...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 3:03 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• President's speech important,...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Rick Santorum's assertion that President Barack Obama's agenda is not about the quality of life or jobs but "some phony ideal. Some phony theology" may not be an appropriate characterization of his religious views. However, it is an accurate description...
| 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....