| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The innocent American could only read the headlines and shake his head sorrowfully at the continuing carnage in Gaza -- a pillar of fire by night and a cloud of smoke by day. How did this happen again? Simple: Hamas renewed its indiscriminate attacks on...
| Jul 18, 2014
The American nation would be much different if Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had never lived. Sherman was one of the four men (the others being Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant) who determined the outcome of the Civil War. His...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The Founding Fathers had good reasons for explicitly barring government from inserting itself into matters of religion. But nothing in the Constitution forbids a president from consulting with clerics, and meetings between presidents and religious figures...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Once again, my neighbor Babble was puzzled.
"What's this I hear," he asked me, "about some Republicans wanting to sue the president, or impeach the president, or put the president in time-out, or something like that?"
That's what they're saying,...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:23 PM
We’ve all heard the stories about Soviet-era officials who fell out of favor with the ruling elite and not only disappeared from the streets of Moscow but also from history.
Take Leon Trotsky, who was exiled, then assassinated in Mexico, and whose...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Small Bites is a round-up of news and tidbits from Baltimore's dining scene
The fun never stops for Dead Rise Old Bay summer ale, the mammoth hit from Flying Dog Brewery.
On July 31, Wit & Wisdom is hosting a Dead Rise party on its waterside patio...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Ken Burns is used to telling stories that have been told before. That comes with the territory when you work on documentaries covering momentous points in history, including the Civil War, World War II and the Prohibition era. But for his new seven-part,...
| Jul 9, 2014
Elwood residents have long tolerated growing tractor-trailer traffic that rattles homes, strains nerves and interrupts funeral processions to the nearby national military cemetery. But with 8,000 big rigs rolling through town each day, many say their...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Presidential portrait paintings are a time-honored tradition for all sitting chief executives. But the Smithsonian in Washington has recently broken new ground by creating a 3-D printed portrait of President Obama that is believed to be the first of its...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:34 AM
On Monday night, Vickie Guerrero's time in the WWE came to an end as she lost a match to, and was "fired" by, Stephanie McMahon.
If this is legitimately the end of Vickie's career, and right now all signs are that it is, it completes a nine-year run...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The video opens with a few bars of adrenalin-pumping music. We see a topsy-turvy camera angle, sky, trees, darkness, then a staccato pop, pop, pop that blends rhythmically with the music, but of course it's gunfire, lots of gunfire, followed by a few...