With the continuing and unresolved issue of National Football League players kneeling (or remaining in the locker room) during the playing of the National Anthem before games, one is reminded of two incidents involving the anthem: Both occurred 50 years ago this month.
Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to stand for the Unified Korean team's introduction at the Opening Ceremony was ironic and hypocritical after he left an NFL game in which players knelt during the national anthem.
Our young people are a constant source of community pride. Tatyana McFadden entered and won medals in all six of her track and field competitions in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Tatyana won gold in the 400-, 800-, 1,500-, and 5,000-meter and silver in the 100-meter and marathon. Now that's impressive by any standard.
Marylanders Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Tatyana McFadden and Brad Snyder won Team USA Awards at the United States Olympic Committee's live taping of its Best of the Games ceremony Wednesday night at Georgetown in Washington.
According to Pamela Meyers, author of "Lie Spotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception," we live in a post-truth society where we are bombarded by dishonesty. We find it on the Internet with bogus profiles on dating sites and scandalous claims about politicians and celebrities. It pervades our personal relationships when so-called lies of convenience hide infidelities and deceit. And it's in our finances when we are attacked by scams and identity thieves. On a given day, we may be lied to
Trainer Dallas Stewart and owner Charles Fipke's decision on Tale of Verve's status for the 140th Preakness next Saturday at Pimlico Race Course likely will rest on their analysis of last Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
The organization hoping to attract the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Washington region unveiled a website, logo and 17-member leadership team on Thursday that included Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank. Gov. Martin O'Malley offered his preliminary backTing, but the extent of Maryland's role – and potential financial commitment – remained largely undefined.