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  • Biden is the wrong candidate if Democrats want to win the presidency in 2016 [Letter]

    Biden is the wrong candidate if Democrats want to win the presidency in 2016 [Letter]
    I read with interest Jules Witcover's column about the Democrats' presidential prospects ("If not Hillary, how about Joe?" Aug. 4).
  • Two-day, reigning 'Jeopardy' winner is Morgan State alumnus

    Two-day, reigning 'Jeopardy' winner is Morgan State alumnus
    Craig Cornish Jr. knows former U.S. President Martin Van Buren's first language was Dutch, not English. It might seem like a useless bit of historical trivia to some, but the factoid netted Cornish $1,400 on "Jeopardy" and capped off the Morgan State...

    President Biden? History says no

    I read with interest Jules Witcover's recent commentary, "Don't count Biden out in 2016" (Jan. 29), suggesting that Vice President Joe Biden might be a serious candidate for president in 2016. If history is a guide, the chances of a sitting Vice...

    President Biden? Not such a long shot at all

    President Biden? Not such a long shot at all
    Martin Van Buren was not the only sitting vice president elected president during the 19th century ("President Biden? History says no," Feb. 2). Thomas Jefferson achieved the same distinction when, as vice president at the start of the century, he...

    In its 175th year, deep roots for Ellicott City's Emory United Methodist

     In its 175th year, deep roots for Ellicott City's Emory United Methodist
    On Nov. 27, 1837, eight months after Martin Van Buren, the 8th President of the United States, was sworn into office, a group of citizens gathered in the Union Meeting House adjacent to the mill in Oella. The citizens assembled to elect the first nine...