| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:14 PM
If an opinion expressed in a letter to the editor is correct, then not only has President Obama bypassed the Constitution with his recent executive order but so has every president since George Washington because each issued executive orders in some way...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Larry Hogan's drive to become governor of Maryland received an infusion of Republican star power Tuesday when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to Bethesda to campaign for him.
Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association and a possible...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Editor's note: Each year at this time we choose to run our traditional column of thanks.
There is something very American about gratitude.
We aren't known for our humility. We are inclined to boast about who we are and what we've got. But we also are...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With Congress deadlocked over changes to U.S. immigration policy, President Obama has vowed to fix a "broken system" on his own through an executive order. The president's order is expected to defer deportation for millions of adults illegally in the...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 11:27 AM
When I was a kid, my father headed for the forest behind our house in Lynchburg, where he searched for the best cedar to cut for our Christmas tree.
Mom wanted nothing but a cedar because the native tree filled the house with a wonderful fragrance no...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:12 AM
As you enjoy pecan pie this holiday season, consider the pecan: Carya illinoinensis. Yes, as Southern as they may seem, these useful nut trees are native to Illinois — in fact, their natural range is large, extending from Iowa to Florida and from...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:17 PM
A newly circulated video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee drew heightened and widespread outrage Monday, prompting the Ravens to fire the player whose dazzling runs on the field and anti-bullying efforts off it had endeared him to Ravens...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:28 PM
PRINCETON — The battle was going against the Americans.
Gen. Hugh Mercer was knocked to the ground when his horse was shot out from under him. He was surrounded by advancing British troops and bayoneted seven times.
American soldiers were...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 1:37 PM
As former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice tries to rehabilitate an image sullied by domestic violence — a crucial step in restarting his NFL career — branding experts and sports analysts say he faces a straightforward, yet imposing task:...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:17 PM
President Obama has been repeatedly accused of delay. Critics say he dragged his feet on sending more troops to Afghanistan, on addressing the dangers in Libya, on providing support to Syria's rebels and, most recently, on initiating military action...