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  • George F. Thompson, bartender

    George F. Thompson, bartender
    George Frank Thompson, who made and served lunch to Pope John Paul II on his visit to Baltimore and who had earlier mixed drinks for five presidents as a Capitol Hill barman, died Dec. 14 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 98 and lived in the...
  • Protect the Endangered Species Act [Letter]

    Forty years ago this month, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act; astute, visionary legislation that's served as our nation's lifeline for plants, fish, and wildlife on the brink of extinction. The act has since become one of the strongest and...
  • A lingering question: 'Are you related?'

    There are plenty of people around with names like Adams, Johnson, Harrison, Jefferson, Jackson, Washington and any number of others that, by coincidence, are shared with people elected to the office of U.S. president. It stands to reason that in a...
  • Some agencies do better than others at keeping the language simple

    Some agencies do better than others at keeping the language simple
    Every so often Greg Rosenthal comes across a word like "diapause." And that's when things get interesting. A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rosenthal is frequently responsible for translating the wonky, academic language used...
  • The triumph of progressivism: Graduation 2013 and 1968

    The triumph of progressivism: Graduation 2013 and 1968
    Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place. Some of you are choosing careers in public service or joining nonprofits or volunteering in your communities. But many of you are cynical about politics. You see...
  • Boxing Obama in

    Boxing Obama in
    Greater than the risk of being accused of criminality in the three scandals now gripping the Obama administration is the peril that the president's substantive agenda is being hopelessly knocked off track. The liberal Illinois senator who entered the...
  • Andy Harris on 'Crossfire' -- Why I hate this show

    Andy Harris on 'Crossfire' -- Why I hate this show
    I will leave it to the political reporters and analysts at The Sun to judge how Maryland Congressman Andy Harris did on CNN's "Crossfire" Monday night. For my money, he did just fine in his debate on Obamacare, showing what an act-like-you-know...
  • 'Our Nixon' -- Audio tapes and home movies made into first-rate history

    'Our Nixon' -- Audio tapes and home movies made into first-rate history
    "Our Nixon," a documentary on Richard Nixon's presidency based on Super 8 home movies made by aides John Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman and Dwight Chapin, is the TV surprise and delight of the summer. It premieres at 9 tonight (Aug. 1) on CNN with multiple...
  • If Obama is qualified to be president, maybe Martin O'Malley is, too

    If Obama is qualified to be president, maybe Martin O'Malley is, too
    Although a bid for the presidency by Martin O'Malley appears to be stretching the realm of possibility ("O'Malley framing his plans for 2016," Aug. 5), he has only to look at the present holder of the office. President Barack Obama, as a first term...
  • GOP moderates pass into history

    GOP moderates pass into history<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    The death this week at age 96 of former Pennyslvania Gov. Bill Scranton, briefly a Republican presidential candidate in 1964, was also in a sense a final obituary on moderate Republicanism that began fading from the political scene half a century ago....
  • August: The time when bored political journalists make mountains out of Washington molehills

    August: The time when bored political journalists make mountains out of Washington molehills
    With Congress in the doldrums of summer recess, our town has inevitably sunk to the game of making political mountains out of molehills. The latest example is disclosure that the campaign manager of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell confided to a...
  • Scandals put presidential credibility on the line

    Scandals put presidential credibility on the line
    When the storm of administration scandals first hit President Barack Obama, he offered a good impersonation of Claude Raines in "Casablanca," expressing shock that gambling was going on in Rick's saloon. His verbal outrage at the snooping of the IRS and...