| Apr 14, 2013
| 4:05 PM
April 20, 2002: The Ravens select Miami safety Ed Reed with their No. 1 pick (24th overall) in the NFL draft. It's the first time the club has failed to get a college player ranked among its top 15 choices.
April 20, 1985: The Skipjacks, Baltimore's...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:36 AM
In this era of huge federal debt and fiscal dysfunction, it's less than heartening to learn from the Congressional Research Service that the nation's four living former chief executives got a total of $3.7 million in pensions and operating expenses last...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Much of Friday's political-media online chatter was focused on Fox news hiring failed presidential candidate and pizza executive Herman Cain as a political analyst.
But the big story that seemed to mostly sail under the radar was the embattled channel's...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 9:47 AM
The Baltimore Orioles are back in town for their home opener on Friday, and this is the moment when newspaper editorialists generally wax poetic about baseball in spring, fathers and sons, the uncertain state of the national pastime and hope springing...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 4:00 AM
It may be time to say farewell to affirmative action in higher education admissions and to the aspirations that went with it.
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case challenging the sliver of...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Since World War II, Americans have tended to elect middle class presidents. With the exception of the two Bushes — the first of whom lost his second election, the second of whom "lost" his first — both parties succeeded by nominating...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:28 AM
No idea in American society is more pervasive than the notion that we all owe a debt of gratitude to the young men and women who have volunteered to fight our foreign wars. This nearly universal belief flows from a sense of collective guilt that the...
| Dec 26, 2011
So now it's Ron Paul's turn.
The diminutive Texas libertarian is poised in the latest polls to win the Iowa caucuses.
Obviously, this would be rough news for Newt Gingrich — who's in third place and falling — and very good news for Mitt...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:34 PM
William N. Jackson, a decorated World War II veteran and retired Internal Revenue Service group supervisor who assisted in the criminal investigation of 1970s political corruption cases, died at Sinai Hospital on Sunday after falling at his home. He was...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:19 AM
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's historic visit to China, a diplomatic triumph that realigned American foreign policy. Since Nixon's trip, U.S.-China relations have been managed from the uppermost echelons of the executive...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Should juries vote "not guilty" on low-level marijuana charges to send a message about our country's insane marijuana arrest policy?
Jury nullification is a constitutional doctrine that allows juries to acquit defendants who are technically guilty but...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:00 AM
With the Iowa caucuses just days away, the Republican crack-up threatens the future of the Grand Old Party more profoundly than at any time since the GOP's eclipse in 1932. That's bad for America.
The crack-up isn't just Romney-the-smooth versus...