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  • 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...
  • Helen Bentley is still tough and kind today [Commentary]

    Helen Bentley is still tough and kind today [Commentary]
    The place was the U.S. House of Representatives. The time was the mid-1980s. I was a relative newcomer to Congress from California, and the Republican conference was hosting President Ronald Reagan. The president, beloved by the members, was coasting...
  • Gratitudinal [Editorial]

    It's that time of year when we give thanks for the former colleague who had the bright idea to forgo the heartfelt, mostly predictable appreciation of family and fortunes on this uniquely American holiday and instead reflect on the writing of the...
  • Edward H. Covell Jr., broiler industry leader

    Edward H. Covell Jr., broiler industry leader
    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...
  • National Zoo's 100-day-old baby panda cub named Bao Bao

    National Zoo's 100-day-old baby panda cub named Bao Bao
    The National Zoo's adorable baby giant panda cub got a really appropriate name today. The 100-day-old female cub was dubbed "Bao Bao," which means "precious" or "treasure" in Mandarin Chinese. Bao Bao is the second surviving panda cub to be born in...
  • Kibitzers seek to mess with the presidential debates [Commentary]

    Kibitzers seek to mess with the presidential debates [Commentary]
    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...
  • Phyllis Brotman, who blazed trail for women in business, dies at 79

    Phyllis Brotman, who blazed trail for women in business, dies at 79
    Phyllis Brotman, who began her public relations and marketing career at her kitchen table and became one of the most respected and influential women in Baltimore business and civic affairs, died Friday at Arden Courts. She was 79 and had been suffering...
  • Don't minimize minimum wage [Editorial]

    Don't minimize minimum wage  [Editorial]
    Ever interested in the region's troubled youth — although usually in the context of a police crackdown on them — Del. Pat McDonough says he wants Maryland to adopt a "training wage" of $7.25 an hour for businesses of 100 workers or fewer. If...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obamacare is the gift that keeps on giving for Republicans

    Obamacare is the gift that keeps on giving for Republicans
    Just as the Nixon White House tapes have been for years "the gift that keeps on giving" for the Democrats, Obamacare seems destined to be a recurring basis for political mischief by the Republicans. While the GOP seriously damaged its brand with its...
  • Gansler hands his opponents a sword

    Gansler hands his opponents a sword
    "I gave 'em a sword and they stuck it in and they twisted it with relish, and I guess if I had been in their position, I would have done the same thing." This great quote from the interviews that Richard Nixon gave to David Frost in 1977 summarizes...