| Mar 2, 2012
I knew Ed Crane just slightly in 1977, when he helped found the Cato Institute. I had only modest expectations. A serious, influential libertarian think tank was a doubtful idea back then. But Crane and those around him have made it a reality. And while...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to bury the notion of Governing. It has been suffering the ravages of age for some time now, so it perhaps would not be surprised that people gather to bury rather than praise it.
And yet the site of its...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 10:10 AM
Weapons-makers, ideologues and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta are busy whipping up fears in reaction to scheduled reductions in our bloated military budget. Don't be fooled. These cuts will not put our security at risk, though they will cut into profits...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 3:00 AM
For the last 20 years, the charming Grover Norquist has been perhaps the most successful of American political entrepreneurs, having used a letterhead and small office to secure "no tax" pledges from a near-majority of Congress members and myriads of...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 6:10 PM
The death of a 79-year-old woman whose daughter is charged with beating her following a car crash in September was ruled a homicide today.
Thelma Watkins-Cato of the 10500 block of South King Drive was pronounced dead Thursday, according to a spokesman...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 6:21 AM
When laboring over the compilation of the Sentinel's 2013 Florida Top 100 prospects last week, one thing jumped out rather glaringly for the second straight year.
Where are all the quarterbacks?
In the Class of 2011, which might be the year of the...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 6:12 PM
HUNTINGTON, W.VA. — When a coach has been around long enough to have seen his program turn early success against non-conference opponents into unforgettable season-long runs, as well as demoralizing collapses, he learns to temper the highs and...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 3:15 PM
The persistence of poverty in Baltimore is disturbing. It is even more so when one looks deeper into the official data.
The 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) estimates that 25.6 percent of Baltimore's population "for whom poverty status is determined"...
| Oct 12, 2011
100 Years Ago
Social Laurel folks
"Mrs. W. Marion Baldwin is the guest of her parents, near Woodbine, Carroll county. Mr. C.E. Phelps, passenger agent of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Washington, has returned from a trip to Niagara Falls.
| Sep 17, 2011
| 5:16 AM
Miami Jackson wide receiver DeAndre Jasper will have a rare opportunity on Saturday evening.
The senior will get a chance to watch two of his top schools on his recruiting list -- UCF and FIU -- at the same time. The two teams face off Saturday night...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 12:40 PM
The federal appellate court that covers Maryland has for years been considered one of the more right-leaning in the nation, finding that women can be banned from a military institute, that the FDA can't regulate tobacco and that confessions count even...