Robert R. "Bob" Timberg, a former Evening Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter and Marine Corps veteran whose 1995 book "The Nightingale's Song" about five Naval Academy graduates who served in the Vietnam War earned him wide acclaim, died Tuesday from respiratory failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 76.
The best hope is that the newly empowered Republicans, hoping to counter the brand of negativism that haunted them throughout the Obama administration will swiftly put forward their own legislative agenda and bring much of it up for a vote in both houses.
In August 1990, a few hundred Marines helicoptered into Liberia and evacuated U.S. citizens. To Liberians, it was as if the cavalry in a Western movie had showed up in the nick of time, but stopped and galloped off before saving the day. I thought of this image when U.S. troops started landing in large numbers in Liberia, this time to help stem the epidemic of Ebola.
This week 45 years ago, the New York Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles to take the World Series, thousands across the country took part in mass organized anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was born and the following songs were the most popular in the United States, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
In Mr. Obama's own continuing anguish — the consequence of his predecessor's rush to an unnecessary war in Iraq waged on false intelligence and premises — he cannot let his hands be tied in responding with all military force required to eradicate potential threats.
The new superintendent of the Naval Academy said Thursday that the institution is a national leader in confronting sexual assault and sexual harassment among students, and should be helping other schools tackle what he described as a widespread problem.
The prospect of Harford County's economy losing in excess of 4,000 military and defense contracting jobs associated with various activities at Aberdeen Proving Ground is as unsavory a scenario that could be visited on the local economy.
War is still not over for some families whose loved ones were classified as missing in action or as prisoners of war who never returned home. In the Korean War, which ended 61 years ago this week, 8,000 service members were classified as POW/MIA, and the recovery of their remains has been stalled.
The organizers of Friday's Independence Day parade in Kingsville were watching the weather closely during the hours leading up to the parade start time, hoping storms driven by Hurricane Arthur would not force them to cancel.
Aberdeen city leaders, joined by first responders from the city and Harford County emergency officials, as well as Aberdeen Proving Ground military leaders, unveiled Saturday a memorial to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.
The United States Constitution prohibits the president from re-engaging the United States military in Iraq to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) without new congressional authorization. Further, the struggle for sectarian power there is irrelevant to our national security. Without the justification of self-defense, United States intervention would additionally create a precedent that would invite intervention by Russia or China in their neighboring countries.
I am not looking to make a big deal out of this, but I thought at least one mainstream media critic ought to point out that CNN plans to air what it's calling a "documentary" about George H.W. Bush Sunday night in two hours of prime time, starting at 9.
This president, who's spent much of his time pivoting away from former President George W. Bush's wars, now risks accusations of emulating the earlier efforts of Mr. Bush's vice president, Dick Cheney, to expand presidential powers in wartime. Mr. Cheney expounded the theory of "unitary power," which holds that the Constitution gives the president as commander in chief unlimited authority to protect the nation as he sees necessary.