| Sep 15, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:53 PM
La historia de los hispanos en Estados Unidos comienza desde mucho antes de formarse la Nación americana, con la llegada de los primeros exploradores españoles a lugares como San Agustín en Florida.
Sin embargo, los textos de historia dicen poco —...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Five-year-old Arden Hayes loves Legos. And presidents. He's been reading up on history and can name the chief executives in order and tell you a little — OK, a lot — about them. When he found out that he shared a birthday with FDR, he...
| Nov 25, 2012
Gen. David H. Petraeus, long the most famous overachiever in the U.S. Army, is already on his way to a new career distinction: breaking the land speed record for rehabilitation from a scandal.
It was only two weeks ago that Petraeus resigned from his...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The momentous events that culminated in the March on Washington 50 years ago this week have largely overlooked the legacy of one man whose own dream of such a march was more than two decades in the making.
Asa Philip Randolph — better known as A....
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just a week before astronaut John Glenn's maiden voyage orbiting the Earth in 1962, a record 46 million people sat down before their black-and-white sets to watch Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy conduct the first televised White House tour.
The mansion's $1....
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When Charles A. Loeser died in 1928, he was 64, nearly a decade older than the average American was expected to live. He had led a comfortable life of privilege, spent abroad in Italy.
Loeser was prepared for the inevitable. Two years earlier, he...
| Jun 30, 2013
I read with disgust Jules Witcover's commentary exhorting President Barack Obama to act more like former President Harry S. Truman ("Give 'em hell, Barry," June 25). You must be kidding, sir: Mr. Obama cannot act like Truman because he is nothing like...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:52 AM
President Harry S. Truman's famous adage — "The buck stops here" — sat on his desk in the Oval Office as a clear reminder that as president, he was responsible for the decisions he made and what happened in his administration. It sent a...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Some people read military history for the technical details--why General X failed to match Hanibal's pincer movement at Cannae. Others, like me, dip into it to see how individuals and societies respond to circumstances of immense stress.
| May 31, 2013
Arundel Public Library
The library seeks a volunteer, 16 or older, to assist with scanning a large archive of historical photographs and clippings, uploading the images to Flickr and entering any data written on the photos. Accuracy and careful...