| Jul 22, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The George Zimmerman verdict continues to reverberate across the nation, and the nation is coming to terms with the purported notion that we live in post-racial society.
I didn't know Trayvon Martin. But nearly a month after the Florida teen was killed,...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Every time I drive between Baltimore and Washington and come upon those big, spooky National Security Agency buildings in Fort Meade, I have cinematic thoughts about what goes on inside. I imagine the best and brightest of surveillance nerds spying on...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Standing inside Vance Shoe Repair off Route 40 in Ellicott City, it's easy to see it is not your ordinary small business. While the overflowing shop space — evidence of the business' success — is what you notice first, it's the friendly...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:25 AM
The Korean War is often known as the "forgotten war," but local veterans of the bloody three-year-conflict on the Korean Peninsula will be sharing their memories with Harford County residents this weekend, 60 years after the guns were silenced.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:21 PM
The loss of the museum on Aberdeen Proving Ground, which appears to be a casualty of the fight in Washington, D.C., over the federal budget, is unnecessary and an insult to the community.
There had been a museum on Aberdeen Proving Ground since seven...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Just as they say that the poor are always with is, so it is with Richard Nixon, arguably the most tormented American president, who comes back to us in the new book "Ike and Dick" (appropriately subtitled "Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage").
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:47 AM
For us aging Vietnam War protesters, the secret domestic surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden, a young former CIA contractor, is like a bad flashback.
In 1968, Lyndon Johnson demanded that something be done to curb the demonstrations that were...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Jacqueline Ann Spare, a registered nurse who worked for many years at Bon Secours Hospital, died of bone cancer May 28 at the Joseph Richey Hospice. The Columbia resident was 65.
Born Jacqueline Ann Sullivan in Abington, Pa., she was the daughter of...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Bob Benson’s secret is finally revealed. And, no, it’s not teaming with the NSA to spy on SC&P’s phone conversations.
But before we get into that, let’s talk about Don helping someone else run from the military for a change....
| Mar 6, 2013
With the sequester now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy -- and 46 years ago, when I was an intern in his Senate office.
The nation was going through a difficult time in 1967. America was deeply split over civil rights and the...
| May 22, 2013
Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place. Some of you are choosing careers in public service or joining nonprofits or volunteering in your communities.
But many of you are cynical about politics. You see...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Capitol College announced last week the creation of a new scholarship in remembrance of Brig. Gen. Harold R. Johnson, the college's fifth president.
The Brigadier General Harold R. "Johnny" Johnson and Marcia Baciu Johnson Scholarship was created by...