| Aug 7, 2010
The northern suburbs have a reputation as a refuge from crime, and that's often true. But in 1934, the body of famed outlaw "Baby Face" Nelson was found in what is now Skokie. Here are some other facts that may be surprising about our northern neighbors:...
| Oct 7, 2010
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public life this week published a short, 15-question religion quiz. The quiz is a shorter version of the "3,412 sampled adults who were asked these and other questions in the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey." The poll was...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:46 PM
Gordon Alexandre has never shied away from confrontation.
As a student at UCLA during the 1960s and ’70s, he rocked an enormous afro while serving as a vocal grass-roots organizer. Later, as a history professor at Glendale Community College, he...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Like other liberals, I wonder why people who say they are conservative are not conservative. Why don't they express values and sentiments more in keeping with actual conservative philosophy, with a belief in the sanctity of tradition and faith (however...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 10:48 AM
He may look like Karl Marx with his bushy beard and wild hair, but according to the Department of Labor, Joseph Spezzanno III is more scrooge than comrade.
The Northford businessman appeared in New Haven Superior Court last Thursday on a laundry list...
| Jan 15, 2011
Wisdom: the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.
I blame you. And Sarah Palin. And me. And Karl Marx.
Within minutes of the shooting of Rep....
| Nov 11, 2010
David Hartman, a Jerusalem-based rabbi and philosopher, recently sat down for an interview with CNN's Izzy Lemberg. In the interview, Hartman wonders whether religion is really helpful to the human condition. "There's a whole bunch of myths that religions...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 6:32 PM
Tony Millionaire spends his nights in the garage. That's where you'll find him, in a space built just wide enough for a Model-T, bent over his drawing table until 4 a.m., a beer never far from his fingertips. The wife and kids can hear him in there,...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Document thief Barry Landau may have sold more of the national treasures he stole from museums — including the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, where his scheme unraveled — than previously thought, according to the National Archives...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The state Senate approved a package of tax increases Thursday that would affect almost every Marylander in order to close a gap in the state's $35 billion spending plan. The vote on taxes was 26-20, with eight Democrats breaking ranks and voting red.
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:17 PM
The state Senate voted Thursday to significantly raise taxes on Marylanders earning half a million dollars or more — prompting complaints that liberals were bent on launching class warfare in the state.
The Senate's vote to adopt what is being...