William N. Jackson, a decorated World War II veteran and retired Internal Revenue Service group supervisor who assisted in the criminal investigation of 1970s political corruption cases, died at Sinai Hospital on Sunday after falling at his home. He was 86 and lived in North Baltimore.
"The Girl in the Picture (Napalm Girl)," released by Yanah in 2004, is one of over 300 famous and not-so-famous songs and spoken-word tracks about the war that are included in a 13-CD musical anthology.
By By Janene Holzberg and Special to The Baltimore Sun
The upheaval in today's Republican Party started after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 but didn't come to the fore until Newt Gingrich's takeover of the House in 1995. Now it has become a real threat to the nation.
Fredric Julian Ptaschek Jr., a former Army musician who had worked in University of Maryland medical collections, died of cardiovascular disease Dec. 9 at Christiana Medical Center in Newark, Del. The Parkville resident was 63.
Tuesday in America ... As citizens camp out on the streets of American cities to try and express their anger and frustration at the way the country and his administration have failed them, President Obama goes on TV to trade scripted quips with the always-safe Jay Leno.
I won't retrace the whole issue here, but CBS News is long overdue for some praise at this blog for investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson excellent work on the Department of Justice's "Operation Fast and Furious."
For decades, Frederick residents had talked about the possible health effects of the experiments that the military was conducting at Fort Detrick. But it took a grieving father with scientists, lawyers and money to drag questions about contamination and cancer out into the open.
The Hays-Heighe House on the campus of Harford Community College is hosting a traveling exhibit featuring the cartoons and commentary of legendary Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herbert Block, who was known as "Herblock."
The arrest of Barry H. Landau and Jason Savedoff for stealing presidential documents highlights both the mission and the dilemma of historical archives: They are devoted to making artifacts accessible to the public, but that means someone can make off with valuable pieces of history.
And documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and published today at Judicial Watch show an Obama White House that tried to bully the press into submission. And when the news operation wouldn't bend, Team Obama tried to punish them.
Eliot Spitzer signed off for good at CNN Wednesday night following the annoucement earlier in the day that his "In the Arena" show would be replaced in the prime-time lineup Aug. 8.I wonder in Spitzer knew how often Richard Nixon cited this same quote after he was forced to resign the presidency in disgrace following Watergate.
I have to give Keith Olbermann and Current TV their due: For 58 minutes Monday night, they delivered an impressive premiere on the new "Countdown" show. Strong production values, reasonable discussions and no ugly over-the-top slanderous attacks on anyone.