| Jun 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The signs were all there.
This is what jumps out at you in perusing postmortems of the two greatest surprise attacks in American history. In the days and weeks leading up to Dec. 7, 1941 and Sept. 11, 2001, there were numerous clues that seem neon in...
| 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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:18 PM
The grisly discovery Monday of the bodies of three Israeli teens who had been abducted June 12 as they hitchhiked home from a West Bank settlement yeshiva set off a week of mounting violence in the region.
Israel blamed Hamas and promised and delivered...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:05 AM
A crisis of enormous economic and humanitarian impact is unfolding in Central America, and it's hard to find much mention of it in our national media, other than constant references to a result of the crisis: tens of thousands of human beings, many of...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:55 AM
When she's winging it, Beverly Bleything finds herself in the limelight. The South Laurel resident, a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, is a magnet for commentary from curious passengers whose safety, first and foremost, she is there to emphasize...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:39 AM
The life of an artist takes you places far and wide. For 31-year-old Graham Coreil-Allen, it has taken him from Galveston, Texas, to New Orleans and Brooklyn, N.Y., before he ended up in Baltimore.
Coreil-Allen has been focused on his ongoing art series...
| 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,...
| 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 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"Political cover" is a powerful phenomenon in contemporary politics. But it can make voters plenty cynical about the ways and means of political warfare.
It's typically utilized wherever a well-known progressive Democrat speaks or acts outside of...
| 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...