| May 15, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Much like the nickname “Shug,” Claude R. McGaughey III’s plans after college were a mystery to him.
McGaughey, who trains Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness favorite Orb, was a student at the University of Mississippi’s business...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Nine months before Bobby Ross came out of retirement to coach football at Army in December 2003, the United States began its military involvement in Iraq. As he dug into his new job at West Point, Ross was thinking more about how to rebuild a team that...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A major problem in the United States is not that there are too many whistle-blowers. Rather, there are too few.
Where were the whistle-blowers when the CIA was operating secret prisons; conducting torture and abuse; and kidnapping individuals off the...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:31 PM
There was no question that Pfc. Bradley Manning broke the law when he released hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks. He admitted as much in pleading guilty to a number of the lesser charges against him, and his motivations —...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The Right Rev. David Keller Leighton Sr., the former Episcopal bishop of Maryland who ordained his diocese's first woman priest and led other church reforms, died of respiratory complications Wednesday at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville, an...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 2:39 PM
The Episcopal Church in Maryland celebrated the life of its 11th bishop with all the formality and ceremony of a cathedral funeral Saturday, while remembering a man known as a fierce champion for society's outsiders.
"Bishop David Leighton knew the...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry still has a long way to go in his intensive quest for Palestinian-Israeli peace. But his diligent and persuasive pursuit of it suggests that his uneven career search for a legacy of his own may finally have found its proper...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Why is the nation more bitterly divided today than it's been in 80 years? Why is there more anger, vituperation and political polarization now than even during Joe McCarthy's anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s, the tempestuous struggle for civil...
| 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...