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  • The Battle of Monocacy and Fort Stevens

    The Battle of Monocacy and Fort Stevens
    Although Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace's Union troops had slowed Confederates advance through Maryland at Monocacy in July 1964, the rebel march continued. Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early pressed his exhausted troop onto his next target: Washington. The...
  • Expressing joy over the misfortunes of others risks looking hypocritical

    Readers regularly share stories of school classmates or work colleagues that depict the people in question as insufferable, annoying, arrogant, know-it-all, self-serving, cloying, petulant and more. An underlying theme when flaying these people, with...
  • How John Oliver and HBO Shattered TV's Comedy-News Format

    Brevity, so it has been said, is the soul of wit. John Oliver seems to believe the opposite is equally true. The comedian has been letting loose on his new HBO program "Last Week Tonight," unveiling segments that can last anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes...
  • LBJ ring missing from archives

    LBJ ring missing from archives
    When Samuel L. Morison of Crofton was charged this week with stealing documents from the U.S. Navy's archive in Washington, it was a rare event for the facility. "There has not been a theft like this in recent memory," said Paul Taylor, a spokesman for...
  • Lincoln Awards to Recognize Supporters of Veterans and Military Families

    The Friars Club Foundation is set to present "The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans and the Military Family," which will recognize achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to U.S. veterans and military families. Presented in...
  • Obama defends swap of Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    President Obama defended his administration’s decision to trade Taliban detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday, saying there wasn’t time to consult with Congress as he followed the “pretty sacred rule” that...
  • Nintendo keeps the video game industry weird

     
    In late May, Mario and Luigi were sitting on a couch on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Not the real Mario […]...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. NY Post: Pranksters stage ax murder on Google Street View (hat tip, Garry Jaffe)......
  • The Civil War: The Fall of Atlanta and the 'peace sneaks'

    The Civil War: The Fall of Atlanta and the 'peace sneaks'
    The Chicago Tribune hailed the fall of Atlanta as much for its political import as for its military significance. After a long siege of the key Southern city, Gen. William Sherman finally managed on Sept. 2, 1864, to force Rebel Gen. John Hood and his...
  • Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier

    Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders in U.S. custody was over in minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • Critics attack soldier swap

    Critics attack soldier swap
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...