| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Three sanitation workers found it along the route of a Martin Luther King Jr. Daymarch: a nest of wires in a backpack.
The homemade bomb was equipped with an unusual remote-controlled trigger and stuffed with more than 100 heavy fishing weights coated in...
| 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...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:41 PM
"You are not alone" was a central theme of this week's memorial services in Newtown. The meaning of the message is twofold: that all the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are grieved across the nation and world, and that too many...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:55 AM
I write this column basically every two years.
The only difference is that this time, I had perhaps my silliest RedEye column ever (that’s saying something) slated for the issue where the cover memorialized the twelve peopled killed (not to mention...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:26 PM
If a judge’s ruling goes into effect, Maryland residents no longer will need a strong reason to carry a concealed firearm after Aug. 7.
U.S. District Court Judge Benson E. Legg in March struck down a requirement that state residents applying for...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:47 AM
In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidalmight have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.
But Vidal made his...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:24 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Gore Vidal, the eclectic author who faithfully chronicled the major shifts and upheavals in the United States in books, essays and plays, has died. He was 86.
Vidal died at his Los Angeles home Tuesday evening of complications from...
| Apr 22, 2012
Will the final chapters of the Afghan war be written in Chicago? It's possible. At next month's NATO summit here, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and global leaders will discuss an exit strategy for foreign troops fighting the Taliban, a task no doubt...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 6:00 AM
I was not downtown during the recent disturbances, but I will take Del. Pat McDonough's word that the groups of young thugs were, in fact, black ("Baltimore and bigotry," May 18). Here is the point I want to make: The fact that they were black had nothing...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 9:55 PM
He was a minor figure in the freak show and dictionary of dysfunction that was American culture during the downhill years of the last century. And the more minor a figure, the better. Yet on his death at 86, another proof that the good die young, he still...