| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Through the miracle of modern science, man has come up with something that is going to be well received by PETA and other animal rights advocates: In the near future, we very likely will be eating synthetic meat ("Test-tube hamburger patty makes its...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:55 AM
On June 27, 1895, a local newspaper at the time, the American Sentinel, reported that Westminster was under attack by bugs.
"(An) invasion from myriads of insects of the beetle species, which night after night swarmed about the electric arc lights on...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:00 AM
"Can we say then … that the general economy of power in our societies is becoming a domain of security?" Michel Foucault, 1978
In 1791, the Fourth Amendment — sanctifying what we now call the human right to privacy — became part of...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Famed Baltimore neurosurgeon Ben Carson said this week he believes he was targeted for an audit by the Internal Revenue Service because of his vocal opposition to the Obama administration.
Carson said he had only his suspicions to go on, but this year...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:53 AM
We're still in Paris, where Yolanda and Brandi are running through the streets backed by what sounds like Parisian dubstep.
Brandi's on a mission to look as good as Yolanda does when she's her age, to which I say, "Yesssss, ma'mm!" Both of them spent...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:15 AM
The vegan proselytizers at Mercy for Animals, PETA, and the Humane Society of the United States have propaganda campaigns claiming that housing pregnant pigs in individual maternity pens is inhumane, but their shrill screeds aren't backed up by...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 5:39 PM
More than 200 rabbits were seized from a Calvert County rescue because of poor living conditions, police said Thursday.
A veterinarian, accompanying the Calvert County Sheriff's Office, determined that 43 rabbits were healthy enough to stay at the...
| Aug 18, 2012
You never know where you might meet neighbors. I once met a Dayton couple in Central Florida. Those Dayton people get around.
Randy and Margaret Walton were running errands recently in Frederick. They stopped for a quick lunch at Bald D's Barbecue. It...
| Jun 30, 2013
Regarding your story about PETA urging a Cockeysville retirement home to allow its pet finches to leave their cage, animals are not on the earth to serve people ("Let birds spread wings, PETA urges retirement home in Cockeysville," June 27). However,...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:33 PM
PETA is calling on a Cockeysville retirement community to let its pet finches spread their wings and leave the cage.
The animal rights organization, which alleges the birds are being kept in inhumane conditions, is urging its members to contact the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:37 PM
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party's nominee for vice president last year, challenged the Maryland GOP on Thursday night to follow the example of the party in his home state of Wisconsin and take back the State House.
Bringing a message of hope...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:52 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt spent the better part of last year in heated political disputes, but by Christmastime, the two city leaders exchanged gifts.
They just can't agree on what was exchanged.
The mayor reported...