| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:56 AM
After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the most frequently heard forecast was: "This changes everything."
Americans would live in constant fear of the next attack, many pundits predicted. The desire for safety would spawn a security state that...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 12:45 PM
I was really hoping that the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing wouldn’t turn out to be Muslims. I was hoping they’d be right wing nut jobs, like Timothy McVeigh, because then self-appointed patriots would feel no need to exact...
| Apr 25, 2013
"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Maryland's political MOB (Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Gov. Martin O'Malley and House Speaker Michael E. Busch) are now pushing for more gun control laws on law abiding citizens with the Firearm Safety Act of 2013. Maryland today already has...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:05 AM
You've probably never heard of the "Boko Haram." The name "D-Company" isn't likely to ring any bells either. Nor will the "Arauco Malleco Coordinating Group."
The first is from Africa; the second from India; and the last from South America. They don't...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it.
The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 8:42 AM
And just like that, another GOP frontrunner is on the defensive after another debate. This time it's Newt Gingrich under the microscope after he seemed to advocate what critics call a form of amnesty for illegal immigrants.
The former House speaker...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 7:20 PM
Republican presidential contenders jousted over Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East on Tuesday night in a tense national security debate that laid out sharply contrasting views on how to keep America safe from attack.
Candidates raised the...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Ideology is the pretense for a close encounter of the erotic kind in "Terre Haute," Edmund White's absorbing two-hander now at the Blank Theatre. Based on the astonishing fact that Timothy McVeigh and Gore Vidal were pen pals, "Terre Haute"......
| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Bill O'Reilly makes a living from having opinions. And Bill O'Reilly shares them with you, like it or not....
| Oct 15, 2010
| 4:35 PM
With friends like these... This morning while attempting to defend fellow Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly's appearance on "The View," "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade uttered a line that really needs no introduction. "There was a certain group...