| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Write about language, as about climate change or evolution, and what do you get? A strident chorus of denial. I wonder why.
Last week Tom Chivers wrote about English grammar at The Telegraph, patiently explaining why a good deal of what has been...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Some things are binary. They either are or they aren't. You can't be sort of pregnant or partially certifiable; it's one or the other — like being a Yankees or a Red Sox fan.
Yet when it comes to international affairs, little is so cut-and-dried....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
As the beloved Ronald Reagan might say, "there he goes again."
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s hypocrisy ("Liberals, too, get foot-in-mouth disease," Feb. 2) is absolutely mind-boggling.
He excoriates "the staggering intolerance … practiced by the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:51 AM
This weekend, Baltimore moviegoers will get their first look at "The Monuments Men," the long-awaited film by director and actor George Clooney about the Allied effort during World War II to recover thousands of priceless artworks looted by the Nazis...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:45 AM
How fine and wise it was of our nation and its military to save Europe's cultural treasures from theft and destruction by the Nazis during World War II ("Baltimore's Monuments Men," Feb. 7).
How sadly disappointing, by contrast, that George W. Bush...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:30 AM
If prejudice masquerading as journalism were an Olympic sport, the vile diatribe of commentator Mark Nuckols against all things Russian would win gold hands down ("The Sochi experiment," Feb. 6).
The real problem, however, is that Mr. Nuckols' rant is...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Welcome to the Season 4 finale -- downsized in drama and housing.
"Downsized" being a relative term. Compared to last year's finale, when Matthew bit the dust, there wasn't a grand dramatic moment this time around.
To be fair, this isn't quite a...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:45 PM
You can't reason with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. He does not know what reason is. He is like a mad dog. You can kill a mad dog and you can kill Vladimir Putin, but you can't reason with either of them.
Vladimir Putin has reacted to a popular...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Letter writer Andrij Chornodolsky demands that the West confront Russia over the crisis in Crimea ("Stand up to Putin," March 4). But while long on eloquent phraseology, he's short on facts — the same facts that mainstream media coverage of the...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:21 PM
With signs in the hall saying “Carson 2016” and “Run Ben, Run,” Dr. Ben Carson doubled down on some of his most controversial statements in a speech Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor who became a major voice in the campaign to gain reparations from companies that transported victims to concentration camps during World War II, died Saturday in his sleep of unknown causes at his Pikesville home. He was...
| Mar 1, 2014
While it was many years ago, the horrific injustices I experienced during the Holocaust are seared in my brain. I can still recall in explicit detail the atrocities I saw as I was placed in a cattle car bound for a Nazi death camp and as I watched...