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  • Analysts weigh in on Maryland's 2012 football recruiting class

    Analysts weigh in on Maryland's 2012 football recruiting class
    Start with a 2-10 season, add an exodus of players, and then subtract two coordinators. What you would typically get from those undeniably negative ingredients is a football recruiting class ranked among the lowest of any BCS-level program in the country....
  • News and notes from Randy Edsall's Signing Day presser

    News and notes from Randy Edsall's Signing Day presser
    Maryland coach Randy Edsall unveiled his second Terps recruiting class today at the Gossett Team House in College Park. The 24-man group is ranked 42nd in the country by 247Sports.com, 44th by Scout.com, and 49th by Rivals.com. Here are news and notes...
  • Gladys W. Winter, homemaker

    Gladys W. Winter, homemaker
    Gladys W. Winter, a homemaker and benefactor of several Baltimore cultural institutions, died Wednesday of emphysema at her home on Roland Mews in the Village of Cross Keys. She was 88. Gladys Woolford, the daughter of a banker and a homemaker, was born...
  • Broken families and the achievement gap

    The recent article by Joe Pettit entitled, "Achievement gap: It's still about race" (Feb. 24) misses a much larger picture. It has been nearly 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society." In 1964 two important pieces of legislation were...
  • Afghanistan: what 'victory' looks like

    Afghanistan: what 'victory' looks like
    Where is Afghanistan policy headed at this crucial moment? As the nation's excellent if unsung war commander, Gen. John Allen, testifies on Capitol Hill this week, and as Republican presidential aspirants continue to attack President Barack Obama from...
  • Wanted: The second best man or woman for the job

    Wanted: The second best man or woman for the job
    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...
  • Obama and the Jews

    Obama and the Jews
    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...
  • Romney: The ideal foil for Democrats' class warfare campaign

    Romney: The ideal foil for Democrats' class warfare campaign
    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...
  • Terps commitment Dallas Griffiths is a 'prototypical middle linebacker'

    Terps commitment Dallas Griffiths is a 'prototypical middle linebacker'
    Dallas Griffiths was immediately intrigued by a scholarship offer from Maryland last spring, and his affinity for the Terps grew stronger after an official visit to College Park in September. But when it came to making a decision about his college future,...
  • President Obama dazzles in latest campaign stop on 'The View' Tuesday

    President Obama dazzles in latest campaign stop on 'The View' Tuesday
    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...
  • Miller, Busch set records for longevity

    Miller, Busch set records for longevity
    It's been more than a quarter century since someone other than Thomas V. Mike Miller was president of the Maryland Senate and almost a decade since House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch was first chosen for his post. Today, when the two chambers of...
  • Mike Wallace: The archetype for watchdog journalism on TV

    Mike Wallace: The archetype for watchdog journalism on TV
    I was in the CNN green room in Washington Sunday when I heard about the death of pioneering CBS newsman Mike Wallace at 93 Sunday. Being a live show, host Howie Kurtz and the CNN team scrapped the planned opening and went with a segment on Wallace that I...