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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'

    Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'
    It was a steamy weeknight in July on Centre Street, and the extras in black tie were flagging. The $100 million series "House of Cards" was prepping a crowd scene outside the Peabody Institute, across from the Midtown BBQ & Brew. For more than two hours,...
  • The Rev. Eric W. Gritsch, 81, noted Lutheran theologian, author

    The Rev. Eric W. Gritsch, a prominent Lutheran theologian, educator and author whose teaching career at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa., spanned more than three decades, died Dec. 29 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center of...
  • Taylor Branch distills Pulitzer-winning trilogy for students

    Taylor Branch distills Pulitzer-winning trilogy for students
    The math is daunting: More than 2,300 pages of prose winnowed down to 190, including photographs and the occasional blank sheet that signals chapter breaks. Yet, that's exactly the challenge that author and historian Taylor Branch tackled when he...
  • Women in combat a bad idea

    Women in combat a bad idea
    Unfortunately, a lot of military decisions are being made by people who have never served in combat or have had limited service ("Military ceiling lifted," Jan. 25). President Barack Obama never served in the military, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta...
  • What went wrong at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Super Pond?

    What went wrong at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Super Pond?
    Shaped like a teardrop and carved out of the eastern bank of the Bush River, the UNDEX Test Facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground has earned the nickname "Super Pond" for its unusual properties. Viewed from above, the man-made pond looks much darker...
  • Commentary: Laurel American Legion Post 60 wants you

    As we ease into 2013, you may find yourself with an appetite for broadening your dining, drinking and dancing landscape. Suggestion: Add 2 Main St. to your list. Never heard of it?  It's American Legion Post 60. And don't let its off-the-beaten-path...
  • Robert Shipley Auerbach, co-founder of Maryland Green Party

    Robert Shipley Auerbach, co-founder of Maryland Green Party
    Robert Shipley Auerbach, one of the founding members of the Maryland Green Party and the party's three-time nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, died Dec. 12 from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident that evening in Greenbelt. He was 92....
  • Rep Stage in Columbia presents 'Home'

    Rep Stage in Columbia presents 'Home'
    A plain set is the congenial setting for the home truths imparted by Samm-Art Williams' "Home" at Rep Stage. Like the several wood platforms on which most of the action occurs, this play gets down to basics. The three actors have very few props or costume...
  • Obama is a lame duck who knows how to quack

    It's sometimes said that a lame-duck president is a weakened leader from the first day of his last term. The two-term limit of the 22nd Amendment, imposed by wrathful Republicans in 1951 in response to FDR's breach of the George Washington tradition, is...
  • Love grows among coal-mining poverty in Venus Theatre's 'Claudie Hukill'

    Love grows among coal-mining poverty in Venus Theatre's 'Claudie Hukill'
    "Claudie Hukill," on stage at Venus Theatre on C Street through Dec. 23, is a play about a poor family, struggling to survive hard economic times and personal tragedies in a West Virginia mining town. Set in 1972, the play is filled with generational,...
  • Jury duty and the inconvenience of being a citizen

    Jury duty and the inconvenience of being a citizen
    Nothing, besides the approach of a snowstorm or a rush-hour fender-bender on the Beltway, elicits more groans from Baltimoreans than the summons to jury duty, and I'm not sure why, except that we like to bellyache about stuff. When you think about it,...
  • Viva House soup kitchen has provided 45 years of service

    Viva House soup kitchen has provided 45 years of service
    In a quiet block in Southwest Baltimore, a warm wind blows plastic bags along a sidewalk. Boarded-up rowhomes line the streets. A pile of mattresses rests on a trash heap in someone's former backyard. A lonely placard reads, "Stop shooting – start...