| Sep 25, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Presidents get the praise or blame for everything that happens on their watch, but, as Barack Obama has learned, the things the commander-in-chief can actually command are limited in number, thanks to James Madison and Newt Gingrich.
Madison and his...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:25 AM
Some recruits might look at the growing pains of Maryland’s football program as a negative. But Jalen Brooks, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker from North Gwinnett High in Suwanee, Ga., has always seen the Terps’ struggles as an opportunity....
| Jul 13, 2012
In the wake of the furor over the Supreme Court's salvation of President Barack Obama's health care act, the presidential campaign seems now to have settled down to the old partisan argument: The Republicans like to call it class warfare, while the...
| May 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It was going to happen anyway, but Mitt Romney's wealth and history as a healer of troubled corporations doubly assures that this year's presidential campaign will see a return in spades to good old "class warfare."
David Axelrod, President Obama's chief...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:12 AM
When a play bears the title "Lethal Injection," it gets your attention. Michael Reimann's courtroom drama holds your interest, too, even though this Baltimore Playwrights Festival entry at Vagabond Players does not exactly have a light touch with its...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Nothing could be more middle-class than a cruise ship vacation. The telltale signs are all present: the women for whom decollete ceased to be advisable some years previously, the teenage girls teetering on high heels while chewing gum, the men wearing...
| May 15, 2012
| 9:02 AM
Readers of this blog know I have been grinding my teeth for years over President Obama's masterful manipulation of TV. It's not about Obama, it's about the press looking the other way, rolling over and refusing to critique and deconstruct the way Team...
| May 18, 2012
| 8:58 PM
Kenneth O'Donnell, aide to President John F. Kennedy, stepped into a small cubicle at Parkland Hospital, where Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson nervously waited with his wife and several aides to learn the condition of the president. Kennedy had...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Aug. 4, 1996: Earl Weaver, the irascible Orioles manager who led the club to 1,480 victories, four American League pennants and the 1970 world championship, is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. "I'm proud of my record," Weaver tells the crowd in...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
With his nomination as the Republican candidate for president all but wrapped up, Mitt Romney now faces the challenging task of selecting a running mate. What was once a fairly ho-hum matter (the running gag in the 1931 Gershwin musical lampooning...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Franklin D. Rooseveltreceived 85 percent to 90 percent of the Jewish vote in 1932, 1936, and 1940. How was it, then, that in the run-up to the 1944 election, FDR's top Jewish supporters were worried that he might lose a significant portion of the Jewish...
| May 27, 2012
Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.