Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served as the first American ambassador after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie gave a free-wheeling and confident speech last week that recalled to the right-wing faithful why they should be his corner, despite his Trafficgate woes and his grateful 2012 embrace of Mr. Obama during the Hurricane Sandy crisis, which came at the expense of Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Arthur Turco had defended members of the Black Panther Party across the country, but it was in Baltimore that he would be arrested and jailed — on charges that he and members of the militant group in 1969 had killed a suspected police informant within their ranks.
The Army planned to complete numerous building projects worth in excess of $10 million in Harford County. Both Edgewood Arsenal and Aberdeen Proving Grounds would benefit from the military construction bill
Abraham Dash, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and federal attorney, who taught at the University of Maryland school of law from 1970 until his death, died Jan. 12 at home in Bowie of a heart attack. He was 86.
Not since Richard Nixon assured an audience of newspaper editors in 1973 that "I am not a crook" has a major political figure so conspicuously defended his character as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has done in declaring, "I am not a bully."
George Frank Thompson, who made and served lunch to Pope John Paul II on his visit to Baltimore and who had earlier mixed drinks for five presidents as a Capitol Hill barman, died Dec. 14 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 98 and lived in the Otterbein section of the Inner Harbor.
A group of kibitzers that includes mostly partisan political operatives of past campaigns sprinkled with some new purveyors of the broad and unfiltered social media led by an academic at the University of Pennsylvania, is unnecessarily messing with the presidential debate system.
Edward Hall Covell Jr., a leader in Maryland's broiler industry who owned a farm supply business and was named to the Poultry Hall of Fame, died of pneumonia Nov. 22 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. The former Talbott County resident was 92.
It is fitting that Thanksgiving Day will be Helen Delich Bentley's birthday. Among our other blessings we should be thankful that our nation was blessed with this remarkable combination of toughness, character and kindness that is the lady from Baltimore.
The Center for Plain Language, a Washington-based group that promotes clear communication in government and business, released its second annual report card last week assessing how well federal agencies communicate with taxpayers.
As happened the previous three times the Obama family watched a local college basketball game -- at George Washington in 2009, at Howard in 2010 and at Towson in 2011 -- it also brought out the best from the Beavers, coached by Craig Robinson, the president's brother-in-law.
According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 23 million Americans, or roughly 9 percent of the U.S. population were illicit drug users. So if the original objective of the War on drugs was to rid the country of recreational drugs, it has been a dismal failure.
President Obama's sort-of apology for saying, "If you like your heath care plan, you can keep it," is in keeping with the tradition of Oval Office occupants trying to cover their posteriors when they are suddenly exposed.
There's a long history of vice presidents being denied a second term, either because the man in the role chose to shed a thankless, end-of-the-road political job or because some strategist imagined that a different nominee might offer a better geographical or other balance to the ticket.
Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel gives his take on the Baltimore Ravens' loss to the Denver Broncos, including thoughts on the Ravens defense, Joe Flacco missing Dennis Pitta and John Harbaugh's decision not to challenge Wes Welker's non-catch.
"Our Nixon," a documentary on Richard Nixon's presidency based on home movies made by aides John Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman and Dwight Chapin, is the TV surprise and delight of the summer. It premieres at 9 tonight (Aug. 1) on CNN and runs throughout the month.