| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Karl Marx is credited with saying that religion is "the opium of the people." But here in the nation's capital, baseball is the drug of choice that rescues political junkies from the unpleasant realities around them.
Currently providing relief from...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:31 AM
After spending the previous five seasons as the school's junior varsity coach and varsity assistant under former coach Albert Holley, Silverman is excited about the prospects of maintaining the program's lofty standard on and off the basketball court in...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Forty-three years of letters, photographs, campaign buttons, itineraries and the occasional miniature flag are crammed into 2,000 fat binders lining three walls — floor to ceiling — of a storage room in the University of Maryland School of...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:18 AM
Since the news broke that baseball union pioneer Marvin Miller passed away this week, there has been a growing media chorus advocating his induction in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
It certainly is long overdue.
Miller changed baseball for the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:46 AM
The marriage of two disciplines, mathematics and art, may seem an unlikely union given an artist’s innate desire for free expression. Meet Helaman Ferguson, whose sculpture is known for its root in mathematical design.
Ferguson, of North Laurel,...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:13 PM
In his seven years in an Orioles uniform, right fielder Nick Markakis couldn't talk about the upcoming season as optimistically as he did on Tuesday.
Surely, every offseason comes with its share of hopefulness. But this one, coming off the Orioles first...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 2:32 PM
In 2008, Tony Shermeyer was The Baltimore Sun’s Football Coach of the Year after leading Century to the state semifinals in only his fourth season as head coach. The Knights also had their first winning season, 12-1, that fall.
| Sep 24, 2012
| 10:46 AM
When women have pre-wedding jitters they shouldn’t ignore them, according to researchers at UCLA.
New research shows that doubts, particularly the woman’s, predicts higher divorce rates and less marital satisfaction years later.
| Nov 16, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Dr. Moreland Perkins, a philosophy professor who taught at the University of Maryland, College Park and was also former mayor of Riverdale Park, died Nov. 7 of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center.
The Roland Park resident was 85.
"Moreland was highly...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:12 AM
Back in 2008 I put up a short post on the grammar of the Second Amendment, pointing out that the introductory absolute puts the right of bearing arms in the context of the establishment of a militia.
It would have been interesting to expand on that in...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Sterling S. "Spence" Keyes, a veteran educator who had served as acting superintendent for Baltimore public schools in the early 1970s and later held positions with the New York State Department of Education, died Nov. 8 of prostate cancer at Gilchrist...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Esther "Penny" Love, a Baltimore public school guidance counselor for nearly 40 years who was an outspoken advocate for emotionally challenged and dyslexic students, died Monday of lung cancer at Sinai Hospital. She was 89.
Esther Shulman, whose...