ISIS and other terrorist groups look like "winners" to many of the world's frustrated or psychopathic discontents, hence their global attraction and voluntary recruitment. Accordingly, they must be militarily squashed and shown to be the losers they really are.
Every February, college professors like myself are tasked to remind students and the general public of the significance of Black History Month. Undoubtedly, many people understand the potential value behind it, yet I sense a growing apathy among students. If I did not know better, I might be tempted to believe that Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. solved all the nation's problems. I might also believe that current events associated with race are mere coincidence or figments of my imagination.
The Treaty of Paris Center, a small room in a basement on Main Street in Annapolis, tells the story of America between the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783 and the writing of the Constitution in 1787.
Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it's tempting to think of the horrific incident as a remote, rare event, unlikely to ever hit home. That would be naive. There have been at least two gun-related incidents in my children's Baltimore County school district in the past two years alone. And while school systems nationwide, including in Baltimore County, have spent a fortune on security measures since Sandy Hook, often following the NRA's advice of
As former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice tries to rehabilitate an image sullied by domestic violence — a crucial step in restarting his NFL career — branding experts and sports analysts say he faces a straightforward, yet imposing task: convincing the world that he's a changed man..
A Havre de Grace pastor, author and retired university educator is this year's winner of the Henry Salvatori Prize, an annual prize given to individuals who promote conservative political thought and the governing principles of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
A newly circulated video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then fiancee drew heightened and widespread outrage Monday, prompting the Ravens to fire the player whose dazzling runs on the field and anti-bullying efforts off of it had endeared him to Ravens Nation.
From George Washington to George Wallace to the Astrodon johnstoni dinosaurs that roamed the wilds off Contee Road — no doubt killing time before the new Panera and Harris Teeter open in Laurel — it seems that Laurel has hosted virtually every species. I got to thinking about this when I heard the news of the recent death of James Brady, the press secretary to President Ronald Reagan. Both men were shot in 1981 by would-be assassin John Hinckley, and I later met Brady at Gayer's
Hollywood may need to expand and diversify its hero portfolio. I doubt this is news to the producers of the Hollywood dream factory. I just hope that in their search for heroes to dramatize, they eventually turn to some very overlooked candidates: like George Washington.
It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee.
Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive whose passion for military history led him to write four books on the subject, died June 27 of complications from a rare blood disorder. The Chestertown resident was 71.
The State Highway Administration will introduce a lower speed limit, median fencing and a new traffic light on U.S. 1 near the University of Maryland, College Park, in an attempt to slow a startling trend of pedestrian deaths on the road by the upcoming fall semester.
The celebration of America's birthday rarely includes references to Thomas Paine, the author of the pre-Revolutionary War pamphlet "Common Sense." But Paine's role in the break with Great Britain was important, and his life has a way of reminding us that our nation has had enormous tolerance for wayward individuals
Spread across the lawn of South Laurel's Montpelier Mansion, under a near-perfect spring sky, more than 40 vendors and craftors at the Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts offered bath products, fabric art, home and garden products, jewelry, plants and herbs, food and tea for sale.
Organized by the newly formed Amputee Recreational Support Group of Laurel in observation of April as Limb Loss Awareness Month, the Limb Loss 5K Community Walk/Roll is designed to inspire members of the local amputee community to come out and "show their mettle," to educate the Laurel community about limb loss/difference and to raise funds for the national Amputee Coalition