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  • U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]

    U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]
    In the original 1990's British version of "House of Cards," Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) is a conservative ideological extremist who rises through the political ranks by defeating one starry-eyed opponent after another. He is a cold-blooded...
  • Why I stopped trusting TV history - totally

    Why I stopped trusting TV history - totally
    Don’t trust TV history — ever. That’s the big conclusion I came to this week after starting out on the simple assignment of previewing a two-hour National Geographic special on the Iraq War. “America Vs. Iraq,” which...
  • Op-ed takes a too rosy view of Iranian intentions

    Commentator Ray McGovern charges Israel with using the pretext of alleged Iranian support for terrorism, to "whip up support for war" ("Is Israel fixing the intel? Netanyahu's rhetoric has echoes of Bush administration's justification for the Iraq war,"...
  • Tony Blair tells crowd at Loyola about global challenges

    Tony Blair tells crowd at Loyola about global challenges
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a Baltimore audience Tuesday night that the world's challenges have never been greater, nor come with such speed, and he advocated intervention in struggling countries by powers such as Great Britain and the...
  • Thatcher made history by standing firm

    Thatcher made history by standing firm
    In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television — and the fact that the telegenic Mrs. Thatcher had a "certain...
  • Michele Bachmann is right: We need to ask questions about radical Islamic infiltration

    Michele Bachmann is right: We need to ask questions about radical Islamic infiltration
    Like the ghosts of Shakespeare's Banquo or Dickens' Jacob Marley, the specter of the late commie-hunting congressman from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, will always be with us. It is summoned up today, by some on the left, who use it as a tool to thwart...
  • Frederick Co. welcomes G-8 summit move to Camp David

    Frederick County officials welcomed news Tuesday that President Barack Obama will host this year's G-8 summit at Camp David. They also acknowledged the potential for protests of the sort that have accompanied past gatherings of the leaders of the Group...
  • State park near Camp David to close during G-8 Summit

    A state park will be closed to the public for three days next month while world leaders gather nearby at the Camp David presidential retreat for the G-8 Summit, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The move is highly unusual, and...
  • So you think I'm a mean restaurant critic...

     
    Fans of Pappas Restaurant in Parkville weren't happy with my review last Sunday. Some expressed their difference of opinion politely, some not. But I think that's what inspired EdG to write to me about some of England's much more terrifying......
  • When President leads, the world will follow

    THE PRESENCE of British Prime Minister Tony Blair made clear that President Bush addressed not only Congress and the American people last night, but the world. The leadership he put on display was measured, not impetuous. Because Mr. Bush rose to the...
  • Pope's funeral set for Friday as thousands pay respects

    VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II took a nearly last journey yesterday, carried solemnly from his papal home, across St. Peter's Square and into the ancient basilica where he preached, as more than 100,000 pilgrims looked on. They then waited in a line...
  • Leaders around the world welcome pope

    LONDON - From Notre Dame in Paris to the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, cathedral bells tolled and prayers were offered yesterday to celebrate the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Roman Catholics and political and religious leaders around the...