This week 53 years ago, former Vice President Richard Nixon was defeated in the race for governor of California; Ted Kennedy was first elected to the Senate from Massachusetts, Nelson Mandela began a prison sentence in South Africa; Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady, died; "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" topped the box office and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
This week 42 years ago, an OPEC oil embargo started the 1973 energy crisis; President Richard Nixon ordered Attorney General Elliott Richardson to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Richardson refuses and resigns, triggering a call for Nixon's impeachment; secretary of state Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho of Vietnam were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets" topped the box office; and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
Instead of grandstanding on manure regulation and the "rain tax," Larry Hogan could be the Republican who finally makes progress on the stalled Chesapeake Bay restoration. What a great way to honor his father.efforts
As 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton joined her party's push to survive the challenges it faces in the midterm congressional elections, she took a page from the comeback playbook of another one-time presidential loser: Richard Nixon in 1966.
In an exhaustive new book, journalist and researcher Ken Hughes makes the case not only that Richard Nixon, as a presidential candidate, committed treason by interfering in peace negotiations in Vietnam, but also that he sought to use the circumstances to enhance his election chances on the eve of the 1968 presidential campaign.
James Rogers Miller Jr., a former state delegate from Montgomery County who spent 15 years as a federal judge in Baltimore for the District Court of Maryland, died of congestive heart failure June 25 at HeartFields Assisted Living at Easton. He was 83.
Watching political debates — local, regional and national — the keen observer will note that they are like baseball stadiums: tailored for the advantage of a few, with parameters sometimes varying wildly to satisfy certain politicians, citizens, media outlets, etc.
Claude L. Callegary, a Baltimore lawyer and World War II veteran who had advised five U.S. presidents on veterans' affairs, died June 3 in his sleep at the Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was 92.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Larry Hogan isn't pledging to turn deep blue Maryland red if he's elected governor. He doesn't even hold out a lot of hope for purple. He just thinks that if he can win the Republican primary, he can beat the Democratic nominee and fundamentally change the way the state does business.
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown has strengthened his lead in the fiercely contested Democratic primary for governor and enters the campaign's final two weeks with a 2-to-1 advantage over his closest competitor, according to a new poll for The Baltimore Sun.
At 53 years old in 1972, Jackie Robinson died much too soon. Too soon to receive his presidential Medal of Freedom, too soon to see his friend Dr. King recognized with a national holiday, and too soon to witness the election of the first black president. Yet, Robinson deserves recognition not only for his athletic accomplishments, but also for his commitment to justice. The price of a baseball ticket is a nice gesture toward such recognition, but emulating Robinson's approach, as we seek to