| Feb 19, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Marjorie G. Gilbert, a retired certified public accountant who co-owned a Baltimore County jewelry business, died of pneumonia complications Feb. 13 at Sinai Hospital. She was 88 and lived in Owings Mills.
Born Marjorie Gross in Newark, N.J., she was a...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 3:02 PM
With the Republican presidential nomination contest in high gear, Marylanders might be forgiven for smiling. The word "snob" has returned with full force to presidential politics after a four-decade hiatus. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn State University...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Once again, temporarily at least, scandal has mesmerized American politics. This time the target is Herman Cain, the up-from-nowhere restaurant executive who is battling back against the latest sexual harassment or misconduct allegations that have...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 10:55 AM
One dignitary who spoke at the ribbon-cutting for the new highway that stretched west from the Loop noted that the project had been discussed for three decades. "That's enough talk," Cook County Board President Daniel Ryan summed up. "Let's drive it."...
| Dec 16, 2008
Shoes make news surprisingly often. Think Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the U.N. General Assembly in 1960, brandishing his shoe at a Filipino delegate who was accusing the U.S.S.R. of imperialism in Eastern Europe. Speaking of the Philippines, think...
| May 9, 2010
I worried, almost from the beginning of my research into the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, that something did not quite add up with Stephen Ambrose's famous biography of the former president.
I say almost from the beginning because I had no inkling at...
| Oct 27, 2008
Television viewers expecting to tune in to "The New Adventures of Old Christine" on CBS Wednesday night will get a jarring surprise -- the sitcom will be replaced by a show that might be titled "The Old Adventures of New Barack."
For 30 minutes...
| Nov 7, 2008
Presidential campaigns are generally discouraging for foreign policy intellectuals. Not only do the candidates pander in folksy vernacular to hockey moms and Joe Six Packs, but the clever ones favored by university professors often fare badly on...
| Oct 6, 2008
| 2:26 PM
Of course everyone is entitled to an opinionbut you have to be a Bill Gates for that opinion to make it to prime time. Until now.
From a three-story loft on Venices Electric Avenue, Lisa Eisenpresser and a band of couch-sleeping, jeans-wearing, self-...
| Apr 26, 2007
Sen. John McCain presented a memento to fellow Republican Sen. Ted Stevens when they met in the Senate earlier this year: a key chain with a small battery-operated pig's head.
"You're still an oinker," the presidential candidate told Stevens, the Alaskan...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson, on CNN, pulls out several old Clinton canards. The rules must be changed and will be changed on Michigan! And Florida! And: "No president has won the presidency without West Virginia since Woodrow Wilson." True......