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  • Why did David Petraeus have to step down from the CIA?

    Why did David Petraeus have to step down from the CIA?
    We need to learn to get past these bimbo eruptions. Because if we don't find a way to forgive and move forward, a lot of good people are going to end up on the scrapheap. Gen. David Petraeus is the latest. Perhaps the most brilliant and successful...
  • Flags at half-staff for Army pilot from Eldersburg

    Flags at half-staff for Army pilot from Eldersburg
    Gov. Martin O’ Malley has ordered the U.S. and Maryland flags at state facilities flown at half-staff on Monday to honor Army Capt. Sara M. Knutson, a helicopter pilot from Eldersburg who died last month in Afghanistan. Knutson, 27, was one of...
  • Team Obama: World Police

    Team Obama: World Police
    If there existed any remaining doubt that Barack Obama has completed his conversion from an anti-Iraq war candidate to a presidential hawk, it was eviserated this weekend when the United States launched a series of military strikes on Libya.  The...
  • Sarbanes: In Afghanistan, challenge and doubt

    Sarbanes: In Afghanistan, challenge and doubt
    On March 25th, I returned with three other members of Congress from a six-day trip to Iraq and Afghanistan. I came away, as all do, tremendously impressed by the commitment of American soldiers and civilians to executing their mission. We were in...
  • Richard Lyle "Dick" Daniel, music teacher, dies

    Richard Lyle "Dick" Daniel, music teacher, dies
    Richard Lyle "Dick" Daniel, a retired Baltimore County public school music instructor who played with and led several jazz bands, died Monday of heart failure at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa. The longtime Finksburg resident was 79. The son of a...
  • Bel Air's election ought to be bigger than it is for most folks

    Here's an attention-grabbing headline for you: It's election time in Bel Air! Seriously, folks, don't yawn or turn the page. This is big stuff. Of course, you wouldn't know it to judge from the few people who bother to vote in these elections, generally...
  • Celebrity traveler: Suzi Cordish shares her valley fever

    Celebrity traveler: Suzi Cordish shares her valley fever
    Maryland Art Place chairwoman and fundraiser Suzi Cordish doesn't like to sit still for very long. Along with her husband, developer David Cordish, she travels to exotic settings around the world, wherever work and interests take the couple. They...
  • Induction Day at Naval Academy a blur of commands, requirements

    Induction Day at Naval Academy a blur of commands, requirements
    The plebes looked stunned. Under a relentless barrage of commands, most of them bellowed, some 1,200 members of the U.S. Naval Academy's Class of 2015 ran the gantlet of induction Thursday, a process that by any definition appeared to be an ordeal. In...
  • If you go: Visiting the Hudson River Valley

    Getting there Although trains travel to the region (Amtrak to New York, then Metro North to Peekskill), the best way to see the expansive Hudson Valley region is via car. From Baltimore, West Point is about 270 miles. The five-hour drive up Interstate...
  • Brig. Gen. Raymond J. Winkel Jr.

    Brig. Gen. Raymond J. Winkel Jr.
    Brig. Gen. Raymond J. Winkel Jr., a retired career Army officer and a Vietnam War veteran who was chairman of the physics department at West Point for more than two decades, died Aug. 30 of cancer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in...
  • Russell & MacKenna Furniture: Maryland's cottage industry

    Russell & MacKenna Furniture: Maryland's cottage industry
    For a little over a century, starting with the end of the Revolutionary War, Maryland craftsmen were producing some of the finest home furnishings anywhere. Inlaid bellflower furniture, painted furniture, repousse silver, case clocks and other goods...
  • Best medicine for veterans: prevention

    Best medicine for veterans: prevention
    Veterans Day, and once again I'm shouting in my head: You people want to honor veterans? How about we dump the patriotic tinsel and give them something they can use — like all the effort it's going to take to heal their wounds for years to come....