| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Since we're on the cusp of Halloween, better beware of the possible return of the dreaded snallygaster, which has periodically been scaring the dickens out of Marylanders since the mid-1700s.
The snallygaster is a half-bird, half-reptile...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- If the Barack Obama Story were to be made into a movie these days, it's certain that a John Wayne type would not be cast in the leading role.
There's little in our current president that smacks of intimidating true grit. That at least is...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:42 PM
WASHINGTON — When Dwight Eisenhower asked Gen. Georgy Zhukov how the Red Army cleared minefields, Zhukov replied that it marched through them. Being profligate with lives is a perquisite of command and a luxury of those with an abundance of lives at...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"What's happened to the American deal that says, you know, we are focused on building a strong middle class? That is not a left or right position. That is an American position."
That was Barack Obama on "60 Minutes" last Sunday.
I couldn't agree more....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:24 PM
DreamWorks is heading back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
A year after Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" became a box office hit and award-season favorite, the filmmaker's DreamWorks Studios has announced plans to make another presidential drama -- and based on...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
DreamWorks Studios has closed a preemptive deal to re-team on an American historical drama, acquiring film rights to Doris Kearns Goodwin's soon-to-be-released book "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of...
| Nov 3, 2013
One hundred years after its opening, the Los Angeles Aqueduct continues to cast a long shadow over the rough and tumble of California water policy. The arrival of water from the Owens Valley made the modern city possible. But it also reshaped Los...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:15 PM
WASHINGTON — On a stretch of ranchland nestled in the North Dakota Badlands, under dark, star-filled night skies, serene landscape and solitude, Theodore Roosevelt formed his strong conservationist ideals more than a century ago.
But the night...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:00 AM
History, as we all know, is framed by events. But it also grows from relationships, both personal and political, and is framed by how the actions of particular players in specific circumstances set the course for the future.
In her sweeping new history,...
| Nov 10, 2013
With the possible exception of Robert Caro, who has spent the bulk of his long career documenting the career of a single president (Lyndon Johnson), the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is perhaps America's best-known chronicler of our most interesting...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:23 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills.