| Aug 4, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Obama re-election team must be in panic mode. The president is stuck in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in some polls and behind him in others, so in desperation it has reached out to the Big Dog, Bill Clinton, for help.
Mr. Clinton will speak next...
| May 15, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Tea party advocates in Indiana are congratulating themselves on the Republican primary victory of one of their own, Richard Mourdock, over six-term Senate veteran Richard Lugar. But the rest of the country should be mourning the departure of the epitome...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 4:00 AM
One guy was among the greatest losers in the history of politics, the other, one of the biggest winners in all of sports.
They were unalike men who shared little except recent headlines. But there was, in that brief juxtaposition, an object lesson for...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Sunday, Oct. 21, we lost former U.S. Sen. George McGovern. Although many will recall his disastrous 1972 loss to Richard Nixon and his subsequent leadership in getting us out of Vietnam, his truly lasting legacy will be his war on hunger and malnutrition....
| Aug 12, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Aug. 14, 1998: Orioles catcher Chris Hoiles hits two home runs with the bases loaded in a 15-3 romp over the Indians in Cleveland. "My biggest asset is when I have a stick in my hands," says Hoiles, only the ninth player [and first catcher] to slug two...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 9:51 AM
Since exiting the White House in January 2009, George W. Bush has effectively managed to keep himself out of the spotlight. While a handful of news stories have captured Mr. Bush's promotion of his cancer initiative in Africa and furnished updates on...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 2:28 PM
As the 2012 presidential campaign soldiers on toward its final days, no one seems at a loss for an opinion on the outcome.
Since 2010 in Maryland, we don't have to wait until the first Tuesday in November to vote. Early voting centers — in...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:57 AM
A female giant panda at the Smithsonian's National Zoo is a mother for the second time, giving birth to a cub. The birth late Sunday by Mei Xiang was a surprise after years of failed pregnancies.
Mei Xiang gave birth at 10:46 p.m., the zoo said. The...
| May 2, 2012
| 5:46 AM
James Collins walked into work at Laurel Automotive on Main Street one day last month, returning to the same job he had 41 years ago, though not the same job he had held since Richard Nixon was president.
For nearly 38 years, Collins had a career he...
| Sep 21, 2012
Every political candidate commits a gaffe from time to time. It becomes a major cause for concern when a pattern sets in that creates a negative image with voters. That's what is happening with Mitt Romney right now in the wake of his hapless remarks at a...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:42 AM
As The Sun's maritime editor from 1949 to 1969, I was given a free hand to cover the shipping world as I saw fit. And in those days we believed our mission was not just to make certain that The Sun was the leader in maritime news but also to enhance and...
| Jul 20, 2012
Being a losing presidential candidate is like what Mr. Dooley said about vice presidents: "It isn't a crime exactly. You can't be sint to jail f'r it, but it's kind iv a disgrace. It's like writin' anonymous letters."
So it has been, unfairly, for former...