| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Democrat Douglas F. Gansler sharpened his public attacks against rival Anthony G. Brown, charging Wednesday that his chief political opponent "did absolutely nothing" during his tenure as lieutenant governor and failed at the two main tasks he was given....
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler disparaged Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's military service, drawing outrage from a veterans group Monday as the two top Democrats contending for the governor's mansion clashed over Brown's work history.
A political action...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:06 AM
The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Tuesday that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, would make a better governor than Brown.
"Oh, yeah, I think everybody knows that," Gansler said after a candidate's forum...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:37 PM
When I think of ice skating in this area, I immediately go to Patricia Muth, who has taught the sport here and in Laurel for more than four decades.
Co-founder of the Columbia Figure Skating Club, she was inducted into the Howard County Community Sports...
| Mar 2, 2014
The recently proposed U.S. troop cuts are an important step toward re-sizing today's forces to meet the current U.S. defense strategy, which calls for defeating a major adversary and deterring a second by denying objectives or imposing unacceptable costs,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Christian Rojas has a plan.
The Iraq War veteran wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree eventually and...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:24 PM
After more than a dozen years fighting side by side in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army and the National Guard are battling each other over budget cuts.
The Army, tasked with restructuring for a postwar future amid rising personnel costs and spending cuts...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:13 AM
In early 2003, I marched through downtown Washington, D.C., with my fellow University of Maryland students to protest the Bush Administration's push toward war with the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.
The American people were being told that invading...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:03 AM
In a 20,000-square-foot warehouse, where visitors are required to trade in a driver's license for a visitor's badge, some of the nation's secrets are torn apart, reduced to sand or demagnetized until they are forever silent.
"We make things go away,"...
| Dec 16, 2013
The Rev. John T. Carter, a retired Roman Catholic Navy chaplain who later pastored several churches in Western Maryland, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of respiratory failure. He was 71.
"Our Uncle Martin Hyland was...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Last year, Lupe Fiasco found himself in the middle of a hot-button debate in hip-hop. His single at the time, "Bitch Bad," explicitly confronted the culture's knotty issues with misogyny, language and gender roles. The chorus begins with the song's title,...