| May 3, 2013
| 2:55 PM
With all three seats open in District 12 of the Maryland House of Delegates, candidates are starting to come forward for the 2014 election.
Del. Elizabeth Bobo, who represents Howard County in District 12B, announced her retirement in September 2012....
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:44 AM
I kept reading the Howard County Times' review of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of "Taming of the Shrew" waiting for the punch line. Just like the production, which I saw with my family on June 23, I waited patiently through all the...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 11:49 AM
The power? That blunt-force ability to lay wood to a baseball and propel it 400, 420, 450 feet? He had it even when he was a boy. Came from God, as far as he's concerned.
Harnessing it? Well, that's the work of Chris Davis' life.
| Jun 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Who doesn't admire former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole? Wounded World War II veteran, part-time comedian (Mr. Dole once described a meeting of former presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon as "see no evil, hear no evil -- and evil"), former...
| May 25, 2013
| 4:00 AM
President Barack Obama gave two commencement addresses in one to graduates of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., last weekend. It would be easy for this conservative to critique the political and social elements of his speech. Instead, I choose to focus...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 2:18 PM
If there's one work that economically and poetically encapsulates the theme of the new exhibit "Ashe to Amen," it's a black-and-white photograph of a well-thumbed Bible, flipped open and lying atop an African drum.
The 1989 gelatin print by Chester...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:19 PM
A visiting Circuit Court judge from Baltimore County dismissed a motion Wednesday to suppress evidence in a case against a Jarrettsville woman who is accused of bestiality, ensuring the case will likely go to trial.
Judge Robert Dugan also reluctantly...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:23 PM
Soccer has long been known for its one-name goal scorers. Fifty years ago, it was a brilliant Brazilian star everyone called Pele. Today, it's an Argentine artist named Lionel but now known by his last name: Messi. Just saying their names evokes images of...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Opponents of a giant housing development proposed for Kent Island have opened a new front in their battle to stop the project — questioning the ethics of a county commissioner who supports the proposal.
Robert Foley, a 40-year resident of Kent...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:10 AM
A Harford County Circuit Court judge heard arguments Tuesday from the attorneys for Aberdeen Mayor Mike Bennett and the city's ethics commission over a disputed unfavorable ruling the panel issued against the mayor in 2011.
Bennett has accused the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
When it comes to accessing public information, the Free State isn't all that free. The law requires state and local government agencies to make records of all kinds available to the public, and although it is allowed certain exceptions, the government...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:05 AM
The Board of Carroll County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to send another proposed draft of its ethics policy required by state law to the Maryland State Ethics Commission.
A state law, effective Oct. 1, 2010, requires local governments to...