| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Legendary Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill famously coined the phrase "All politics is local," but for dedicated staff and volunteers at historical societies across the city and suburbs, so is all history.
They are the ones who keep the flame of the...
| Sep 15, 2012
"There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time." -- Calvin Coolidge, responding to the 1919 Boston police strike
This oft-quoted line from the then-governor of Massachusetts might be updated to include "the public...
| Mar 5, 2013
1. "Alex Cross, Run" by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $28.99). In this latest addition in the Alex Cross series, the detective returns to track down a slew of serial killers in Washington, D.C. Last week: —
2. "A Week in...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:51 PM
In the 12 months we have to steel ourselves for the next State of the Union spectacle, let us count the ways that this spawn of democratic Caesarism — presidency-worship — has become grotesque. It would be the most embarrassing ceremony in the...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 10:30 PM
No. 8 John Carroll drew fellow Maryland team and national powerhouse Montrose Christian of Rockville in the second round of the Iolani Classic in Honolulu on Thursday night.
The Mustangs proved to be too big — with four starters between 6 feet 6...
| Dec 9, 2012
Top-ranked Mount St. Joseph basketball faced a determined Bullis School in the semifinals of the Gonzaga D.C. Classic on Saturday night.
The Gaels and the Bulldogs traded leads throughout the first three quarters until St. Joe pulled away in the fourth...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:11 PM
President Barack Obama's forthcoming trip to Israel affords him a special opportunity to mend political fences and guarantee a warm popular reception in that country, while at the same time ensuring that justice is served here at home. These are goals...
| Oct 31, 2012
"When it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s," President Barack Obama told Mitt Romney in their final debate.
| Mar 24, 2011
The word had already baffled one contestant when Frank Neuhauser confidently spelled it right — "G-L-A-D-I-O-L-U-S" — to win the first national spelling bee in 1925.
Luck was his ally. Although he had studied for months with his mill-worker...
| Aug 30, 2010
Cal McLish, who pitched in the first major league baseball All-Star game played in Los Angeles, has died. He was 84.
McLish died Thursday at his home in Edmond, Okla., after a long battle with leukemia, said a spokesman for the Matthews Funeral Home....