| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:23 PM
I am terrified of the possibility of Barack Obama's reelection. If he is not defeated in November, he will damage America in unthinkable ways. Paraphrasing Supreme Court Justice Kennedy, Obama will alter the relation between American citizens and the...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:01 PM
If you're looking for the macabre side of Europe, skip the hokey rip-off "torture museums" and visit a cemetery — they're authentic, artsy and oozing with history. In honor of Halloween, here is a list of some of my favorites.
| Oct 27, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Less than four months after a Maryland Historical Society employee uncovered a cultural property heist called "truly breathtaking" by national archivists, one of the men charged in the scheme has pleaded guilty.
Jason James Savedoff, 24, admitted...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 1:51 PM
If my hotel were burning down and I could grab just one thing, it would be my digital camera with its memory card filled with photos.
Every year I ask myself whether it's worth the worry and expense of mixing photography with my travels. Then, after I...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Everybody wants to save the environment. Unfortunately nobody ever told us that saving the environment might involve personal sacrifice. For example, one of the thing currently killing the environment is our coffee makers. From Forbes:
In a recent...
| May 1, 2012
| 7:55 PM
At one end of a shelf in my office at the paragraph factory a plaque collects dust, through which it can be seen that John E. McIntyre successfully participated in The Times Mirror Leadership Institute for Managers. Twelve years ago, when there was...