| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
You don't have to be a Marxist to conclude that the working conditions of millions of American workers today are akin to wage-slavery ("Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough," Aug. 27).
According to columnist Robert Reich, the shareholders...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:29 PM
On a Civil War battlefield where tens of thousands of men clashed fifteen decades ago, eight Ku Klux Klan members unfurled their group's banner Saturday afternoon and called for a new uprising to oust President Barack Obama.
The Klansmen — who...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:14 AM
The suicide of former school bus driver and Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro comes with mixed sentiments, but it serves as a reminder that many other predators like him still live and work among us.
People across America can no longer claim, "It doesn't...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:05 AM
In 2013, one can look online and see, via a live camera feed, the green fields of the Codori Farm outside Gettysburg, Pa.
The only sound to be heard through the feed, which is provided through the http://www.earthcam.com website, is the whoosh of cars...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Arthur Hirsch's recent article about the Battle of Gettysburg reveals a disturbing ignorance of the political dynamics that brought this nation to a war that 150 years later remains the most cataclysmic event in our history ("A defining day relived," July...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Wave it proudly, dear readers, today (Friday) is Flag Day. "Flag Birthday" was originally observed June 14, 1885, by school teacher B. J. Cigrand and the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisc., Public School District 6. The year 1885 was the 108th anniversary of...
| Jun 7, 2013
"...in the neat little village of Fallston - rather a small village, there being only seven or eight houses and a store. There is also a schoolhouse, and a machine shop, altogether it is quite a nice little Quaker village."
The above, taken from an...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:16 AM
It really pains me to admit this, but I’ll confess it anyway: I like Jaime Lannister.
Yes, he pushed innocent 7-year-old Bran Stark from a window, paralyzing him. And, yes, he very-grossly has sex with his own sister. And, yes, he’s...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Thanks for Mike Klingaman's article, which focused on Kevin Krigger and his aspirations to break the over 100-year absence of African American jockey winners at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes ("With the weight of racing history," May 16). One...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Poor Sansa Stark.
First, she was pledged to marry the despicable, pathetic, cruel, spineless boy-king Joffrey. Now, the Lannisters are plotting to stick her with his even less-attractive uncle, Tyrion.
Granted, to viewers of “Thrones,”...
| May 7, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Nora Worthington, the resident costumer for the Baltimore School for the Arts, has long loved the idea of dressing up and living the past. As a sixth-grader, she starred in Hampton Elementary School's Bicentennial production, and she visited her two...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:21 AM
There are no known photos of James Too, but here I am talking with him about his life as a slave in Maryland, and later in Texas, when he was a young man.
He tells me professional slavers captured him in west Africa, but isn't sure exactly where,...