| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Before Mission BBQ became one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in Maryland, it was just a concept spawned from the shared beliefs of two Howard County residents — co-owners Bill Kraus and Steve Newton.
“It’s a story of two best...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
President Obama's yearning to become a peacetime president continues to be frustrated by the reality on the ground in the Middle East, and by Republicans' zeal to capitalize on it politically at home.
The disintegration of Iraq, the emergence of a...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Lauren Cox, the wife of Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox, was not amused by Drake's song about cheating athletes at the ESPYs this week.
Cox wrote a rambling blog post Thursday titled "Drake, take your 'side pieces' and shove it" -- a sharp contrast to...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:19 AM
The response to crises such as the 9/11 attacks, the Boston Marathon bombings or the landslide that collapsed a Baltimore street this spring inevitably elevate the public consciousness of the professionalism and courage of police, firefighters and other...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Decades of careful restoration and study have revealed a lot about the flag that flew over Fort McHenry after its defenders fought off a naval attack during the War of 1812: the swatches taken as mementos of the pivotal battle, the areas worn by time,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:38 AM
A memorial to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks was unveiled Saturday by Aberdeen city leaders who were joined by first responders from the city and Harford County emergency officials, as well as Aberdeen Proving Ground military...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As Oliver Hardy used to tell Stan Laurel is those old black-and-white movie comedies, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!"
That continues to be Barack Obama's refrain to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as he struggles in his sixth...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Seventy years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill that transformed the economic and social structure of the United States and paved the way for the post-war boom. It was called the GI Bill of Rights.
One of its many unintended...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Across the United States, if the average person on the street has heard of any place in Harford County, it's Aberdeen Proving Ground.
It's an installation with a rather high profile history, and an awful lot of enlisted personnel passed through its...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:42 AM
No doubt there were some lumps in throats at Amtrak headquarters last month when they heard the words "collapse" and "rail line" in Baltimore. As it happens, it was a CSX freight line that was affected by the loss of a 120-year-old retaining wall in...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:26 AM
When historians get around to appraising the start of the new century, what will they say about it? If circumstances continue as they have been, the period may well be deemed a deep black hole in the political life of this country.
From the disputatious...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:37 AM
President Barack Obama has illegally dispatched 300 military trainers or advisors to Iraq to support an illegal sectarian Shiite government headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The United States Constitution prohibits the president from re-engaging...