| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served as the first...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:29 AM
NEW YORK — The green shoes.
That’s what caught my eye as I sat down across from Kevin Spacey at the Regency Hotel last week and took a mental snapshot of his outfit before asking the first question.
Neat, gray pinstriped suit, with a...
| 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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Jack W. Germond, the irascible, portly columnist and commentator who was a fixture on the American political scene for nearly 50 years, including nearly 20 of them in The Baltimore Sun's Washington bureau, died Wednesday morning of chronic obstructive...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:54 PM
I am not going to go deep on live TV coverage Friday of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy in Dallas.
I was a TV columnist at the Dallas Times Herald during the 25th anniversary and I have endured all the media...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:35 PM
From a Times article about the death of President Kennedy:
"Howard County joined this week in mourning for President John F. Kennedy, slain by an assassin's bullet on November 22.
"Court House, banks and business were closed on Monday, proclaimed a...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Edward Hall Covell Jr., a leader in Maryland's broiler industry who owned a farm supply business and was named to the Poultry Hall of Fame, died of pneumonia Friday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The longtime Talbot County resident...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy.
While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Trouble with Saigon
From the Washington Notes section of the Times: "U.S. WARNS S. VIETNAM
The United States has warned South Vietnam's military leaders that continued U.S. support is based on existence of a Saigon government "free of...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Fifty years ago this week, in his State of the Union address to the nation, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced a new "War on Poverty." The legislation he proposed and was ultimately passed by Congress made reducing poverty a national priority. As a...
| Jan 12, 2014
Fifty years after the first, it's time to launch a new War on Poverty. But to do it we need to challenge myths about the first that have convinced too many that combating poverty is just one more phenomenon of the '60s that can never happen again....