| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama had a dinner date last week with a dozen of his worst enemies, thus proving that the governmental stalemate in Washington, D.C., is driving him to unusual acts of political creativity -- or desperation.
The president personally...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Lewis R. "Lew" Bush, a photography director whose career at The Baltimore Sun spanned nearly two decades, died Friday of complications from dementia at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. He was 80.
"Lew was skilled at his trade and knew cameras and film back...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 10:49 AM
One of the great works in politics and political rhetoric is John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage. Courage has always been important to the Kennedys, who created a Profile in Courage Award a generation ago, and the awards, although...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 1:20 PM
It would be troubling — though perhaps fitting — if Alabama, the state that gave us the Voting Rights Act in 1965 because of its opposition to providing African-American citizens the ability to register and vote, became the state that would...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Sharon Boston, media relations manager at University of Maryland Medical Center, normally spends her days fielding requests from the media. But when it comes to weekends and vacations, it's a safe bet that she's on the road, traveling to visit homes...
| Aug 28, 2012
As the 2012 Republican National Convention gathers in Tampa, I find my thoughts going back nearly half a century, to San Francisco in 1964. It was the first political convention I covered as a reporter, and it was the one at which Sen. Barry Goldwater...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:54 AM
It's a cold, gray Friday afternoon in a dark and drafty concrete warehouse at an industrial park in Columbia. Not exactly the setting in which anyone would expect to find glamour, wit or the next big thing in pop culture.
But through a series of doors...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Many Maryland legislators were making happy returns to the General Assembly Wednesday, but nobody -- not even Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller -- could approach the record held by Baltimore County Sen. Norman R. Stone.
The Dundalk Democrat marked...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:56 PM
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) was formed with the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. As stated by President Lyndon Johnson when he signed the bill into law, while the CPB will receive support from the government, it will be...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 3:15 PM
The persistence of poverty in Baltimore is disturbing. It is even more so when one looks deeper into the official data.
The 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) estimates that 25.6 percent of Baltimore's population "for whom poverty status is determined"...
| May 16, 2011
| 9:22 AM
This spring I attended two town hall meetings hosted by Rep. Andy Harris. As part of the minority in the 1st Congressional District, I wanted to express my opinion regarding the Republican agenda in Congress. At both meetings, Rep. Harris presented lots...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 7:47 PM
Linda Flaherty has been teaching at Mayo Elementary School in Edgewater for so long that she says her first students are now approaching their mid-50s. She was hired out of college in 1967, when Lyndon B. Johnson was president and the first Super Bowl was...