| May 26, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The speakers at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens had finished, the rifle team had fired its volleys and the musicians had begun to pack up. Vincent Krepps stood by the stone that bears the name of his twin brother....
| May 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Among the generations of fine ancestors Dennis Ayers discovered while climbing through the branches of his family tree are a "witch" and an "Indian-slayer." Then there's the 11th-century tale of the origin of his family name with William the Conqueror's...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Just two questions about The Sun's latest editorial regarding Benghazi ("The latest Benghazi attack," May 6).
First, if the real attack (as opposed to your equivocating over the GOP's inquiry into the death of four Americans, a real classy posture...
| 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...
| May 17, 2014
The author Porochista Khakpour's earliest memory is of being terrified by anti-aircraft missiles dropping near her Tehran home during the Iran-Iraq f War.
Her shell-shocked family relocated to Los Angeles in the 1980s — and she had barely...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Baltimore County officials co-opted the media coverage of a man's invasion of the WMAR-TV studios in Towson last week — the latest in a string of news events in which politicians were given center stage for no apparent reason.
| May 20, 2014
| 6:02 AM
There were no somber crowds, no guest tents, no military musicians or American Gold Star mothers, not even flags on the flagpoles, as Alan Walden toured the Circle of the Immortals at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens on a chilly, misty morning, two weeks...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:50 AM
UPDATE, 5/20: Part 2 of this landmark documentary airs tonight at 10 on MPT, and it is not to be missed.
From Verizon being ordered to hand over phone records of its customers, to James Clapper, director of national intelligence, lying to Congress about...
| May 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As secretary of state, John Kerry has left no doubt that he is ready, willing and able to go anywhere and do anything to make headway in his unenviable pursuit of progress in international stalemates.
His perseverance in seeking to salvage the decades-...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Most Americans have probably tuned out of the latest inside-the-beltway debate about the Benghazi attack. That's probably because it isn't about the 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi at all but, at this point, has descended into...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:41 AM
On Sept. 12, 2001 senior managers and technical experts crammed into the narrow and stuffy conference room of the National Security Agency's Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) director. Each was trying to make sense of what had just happened the previous...