| Dec 16, 2011
| 8:25 PM
Ruth L. Thomas, whose philanthropic interests ranged from medical and educational institutions to helping newly arrived immigrants, died Wednesday of complications from a stroke at Springhouse Assisted-Living in Pikesville.
Mrs. Thomas would have...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 1:05 AM
When the Farm Forum paid tribute to the 100-plus-year farms in South Dakota, the juices got to flowing in this old brain.
It reminded us of the grit that made up these folks who endured some of the hardest of hard times just to own a parcel of free...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 1:51 PM
Are you feeling uninspired this election season? Are you sick of all the attention being slathered on a small group of die-hard partisans in Iowa and New Hampshire? Do you think the political system's broken and your voice is ignored?
If you're looking...
| Jan 1, 2012
Political committees unfettered by donation limits are dominating the last weeks of the presidential nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, funding aggressive attack campaigns that are swamping the efforts of the candidates themselves.
| Apr 11, 2012
The race for the Republican presidential nomination has been over for some time, and now Rick Santorum has finally admitted it -- and let it be over. At last. He's run a strong race, and is to be congratulated on it. He just ran too long.
Now this losing...
| Jan 4, 2012
President Barack Obama's polling numbers are so gloomy these days that if I were him, I'd feel like smoking again. But, considering what he was up against four years ago, he's accustomed to facing challenges.
He has plenty as he begins his re-election...
| Jan 6, 2012
It was a great pleasure to discover "Woodrow Wilson And The Progressive Era" authored by Arthur S. Link. I wanted to get a more complete understanding of what "progressive" meant in the context of its historical setting. The formal definition, however,...
| Jan 10, 2012
“I’d like to respond to a person put in here about the city or the county needing a consultant to tell them what to do. They hit it right on the button. We elect these people to make the decisions for the taxpayers. If they can’t make...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Nothing puts a spoonful of dread in your morning coffee like this news: 90 jobs lost at the Molded Fiber Glass.
Jobs lost from the local economy usually means people lost, which means more jobs lost as the customer base shrinks. Type "vicious circle"...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 11:57 PM
A touring exhibition coming to Ellendale, N.D., shows dozens of ways of looking at birds through paintings, photographs, prints, video, and electronic media, according to a news release.
“Winged Shadows: Life Among Birds” opens Friday...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 3:59 AM
The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday to the European Union for peaceful reconciliation after World War II between former foes Germany and France, and for spreading democracy and human rights through Europe.
| Oct 12, 2012
| 7:35 AM
The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday as it grapples with the worst crisis since its founding -- devastating debt and the threat of disintegration.
The prestigious award was a salute to the struggling 27-nation union for its work in...