| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:15 AM
The nation's high school graduation rate hit 80 percent in 2012, a report released today shows. That is a milestone and cause for celebration among those working to help schools dig out from a "dropout crisis." Florida's graduation rate, which has...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:19 PM
A single payer system — where the government pays for health costs — is now recognized by many in the U.S. as the best solution for our health care problems. It was taken "off the table" in 2009 by Sen. Max Baucus, A Montana Democrat who...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The History channel continues to hammer away at historical programming for people it evidently doesn't think have the patience to watch actual documentaries on the subject. Enter "The World Wars," a three-part, six-hour undertaking that proves fitfully...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The widespread condemnation of the vile prejudice expressed by a professional basketball team owner and a Nevada rancher underscored the progress America has made on race.
On the same day Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was banned...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:36 AM
For many James Earl Jones is best known as that distinctive voice of Darth Vader in "Star Wars," Mufasa in Disney's "The Lion King" or as the older version of author Alex Haley in the television mini-series "Roots: The Next Generations."
But the veteran...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- It's usual that an accusation against reporters comes from the political right, whether alleging they're in the tank for President Obama or that they're giving Hillary Clinton a free ride on the Benghazi terrorist attacks. But now a charge...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 1:45 PM
With a cool breeze blowing on Fort McHenry, about 30 Army honor guard soldiers stood at attention for 15 minutes while holding a large U.S. flag decorated with 15 stars.
When the fort's morning gun blasted at 9 a.m., dozens of soldiers, politicians...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 9:01 AM
One of the biggest events in Baltimore history is going down this weekend. Here's what you need to know to make the most of the Star-Spangled Spectacular.
What is it?
Star-Spangled Spectacular is a 10-day festival to celebrate the 200th birthday of...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:43 AM
The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels and ships from six foreign countries will be coming to Baltimore in September for the city's Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday.
As part of the commemoration of the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: This is the culmination of Colin Powell's admonishment regarding Iraq that "if you break it, you own it." Ultimately, U.S. forces left Iraq in a power vacuum with an unpopular authoritarian government and a country in disarray. ("Obama...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Ships from six foreign countries and all over the East Coast, plus Texas, will be coming to Baltimore in September for the city's Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday morning.
As part of the Battle of...