Donald Trump's accusation that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are "founders of ISIS" is not only a good example of his reckless fear-mongering but also his complete lack of understanding about true threats to national security.
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.
Ever since George W. Bush in 2002 began driving up public frenzy for his invasion of Iraq on trumped-up justifications a year later, Congress' constitutional role to declare war has continued to be cold-shouldered.
City taxpayers will foot some of the bill for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's recent trip to New Orleans in which she campaigned for a fellow Democrat and attended the "Monday Night Football" game between the Ravens and the Saints.
Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unveiled new initiatives Thursday to battle rape and other sexual assaults within the U.S. military after the Pentagon released a report showing an 8% increase in reported incidents over the past year.
President Obama's firm determination that no more American combat forces will be introduced in the Middle East battlefield may well thwart his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The other day I found myself at the famous Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago, talking about my latest effort, a history on the evolution of the American vice presidency. The visit brought to mind a little-discussed Lincoln story in the book that I will convey here in necessarily abbreviated form.
When Columbia resident Kelly Renee Armstrong was a student at Bowie State, she had several interests. Her first love was theater, but since Bowie did not have a drama department, she settled for being in campus plays while majoring in political science and minoring in Pan African studies.
By By Gwendolyn Glenn and For The Baltimore Sun Media Group
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.
The Soldier's National Museum, housed in a building that predates the Civil War and has been a museum of one sort or another since the 1950s, is shutting its doors for good Sunday afternoon — the victim, its owner says, of a culture that demands a more dynamic, interactive, hands-on experience for its museum dollar.
Bells will peal and special events unfold in Howard County on Saturday as part of a statewide effort to mark the 150th anniversary of Maryland's stepping up to the plate in a big way on Nov. 1, 1864. That's when it officially became the first slave state in the country to voluntarily free its slaves, over a year before the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery across the nation on Dec. 6, 1865.
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.
Though recognition that all are equal remains an ideal, that ideal is closer to being realized today in the U.S. than ever before, thanks to sacrifices and heroics by the likes of Sgt. Hilton on and off the field of battle.
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.