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  • Universities balance secrecy and academic freedom in classified work

    Universities balance secrecy and academic freedom in classified work
    While the main campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is open and inviting, there is another division of the school that discourages visitors. The Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is tucked miles away in Laurel, with building access...
  • Commentary: A lesson on important figures from the past

    Usually when reading letters that I don't agree with, I just let them slide and do not give them much thought. However, when one is personally attacked, then a response is in order. Recently, I wrote a piece (Mailbag: "

    Chris Christie: Still in your face

    WASHINGTON -- As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plays the victim in the George Washington Bridge scandal, betrayed as he puts it by underlings in his office, much political crepe is being draped around his broad shoulders. But it doesn't necessarily...
  • Colonial Williamsburg tailors re-create George Washington's tent

     Colonial Williamsburg tailors re-create George Washington's tent
    The first time Colonial Williamsburg tailor Mark Hutter was asked to re-create the tent used by George Washington during the Revolutionary War, he said no. "I was afraid it would be all-consuming," he recalls. Several years later, however, he and a...
  • Traffic jams not just a NJ thing [Letter]

    Traffic jams not just a NJ thing [Letter]
    As I've followed the news about the scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, I am probably not alone in being moved by one of the stories that emerged from the release of emails among his staff. A woman had complained to The Port Authority of...
  • Quiz: Test your State of the Union knowledge

    In brief remarks -- barely over 1,000 words -- President George Washington delivered a special report to his “fellow-citizens” of Congress in New York City on Jan. 8, 1790. Despite its brevity, the speech laid the groundwork for the...
  • Bush on painting: 'There's a Rembrandt trapped in this body'

    Bush on painting: 'There's a Rembrandt trapped in this body'
    It could be many years before history will judge the decisions former President George W. Bush made in the White House, the 43rd president told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday night. For now, though, he’ll paint. In a rare TV appearance,...
  • Sen. David Long's bold play for an Article V convention

    Fed up with Washington? Angry that elections don't seem to matter when it comes time to solving problems? Disgusted by the polarization that puts politicians' careers ahead of taxpayer interests? Frustrated because you don't think anything can be done...
  • U.S. leads Philippine disaster relief but most Americans unengaged

    U.S. leads Philippine disaster relief but most Americans unengaged
    One in three overseas Filipinos lives in the United States and the U.S. government is leading the international relief effort after Typhoon Haiyan, but most Americans are tuned out of the disaster's aftermath, the Pew Research Center reported Tuesday. A...
  • Four facts about the national debt you may not know

    Four facts about the national debt you may not know
    Now that Congress is set to lift the current limit on how much the government can borrow, here are four facts about the national debt that, polls indicate, many people don’t know. 1. The U.S. debt burden is starting to decline. That’s...
  • Taking the Kids: 12 sites to see in Washington, D.C., during the shutdown

    Taking the Kids: 12 sites to see in Washington, D.C., during the shutdown
    Of course it's disappointing if you were planning to visit a national park or Washington, D.C., during the government shutdown, which has closed top attractions, including the 19 Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo and the National Mall. It's even...