| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:09 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—A famous conservative walks into a ballroom …. If he is sticking to tradition, he opens with a joke. Or a story that makes him look good or brave or important.
On Thursday, the American Conservative Union hosted a...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:15 PM
1. "NYPD Red 2" by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Little, Brown, $28). Detectives from a New York Police task force solve a wealthy woman's murder. Last week: —
2. "Missing You" by Harlan Coben (Dutton, $27.95). A detective...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. questions if the harsh treatment toward the president isn't racist, then what is ("Race and Obama news coverage," April 20)?
How about that he's just doing a lousy job, both domestically and especially on the international...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Georgia is on a lot of people’s minds today after its governor on Wednesday signed the Safe Carry Protection Act, or, as its opponents call it, the Guns Everywhere Bill.
In fact, this may be the most attention Yankees have paid to the state...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:39 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who led a growing mega-state through a period of modernization and public corruption, died Thursday morning. He was 85.
A family spokesman said he had been admitted to the hospital last Saturday with ...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Frieda Fettweis, a retired master cake decorator who was the co-owner of Northeast Baltimore's Belmar Bakery, died of a stroke Sunday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 96 and lived in Rosedale.
Born Frieda Kramer in Kunzelsau, Germany,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Bruce Bernstein seems like a regular joe, a man of the mean and median. He is 63, but his face reads a decade younger. He dresses in one of the half dozen monochromatic T-shirts in his rotation. He lives in a modest cottage-style bungalow with his wife,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Long-dead President Thomas Jefferson backed Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Medicaid expansion plans Monday, saying the pursuit of healthiness is equivalent to the pursuit of happiness.
Yes, I cringed as I wrote that. No, I couldn't think of a better way to...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:00 PM
I admire NBA commish Adam Silver for taking charge and doing what needed to be done quickly. Former commish David Stern would’ve never done such a thing. He spent most of his term coddling both the players and the owners. He made them rich beyond...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:05 AM
A certain William Wachtel, the co-founder of WhyTuesday, an election reform group chaired by former UN Ambassador Andrew Young, wrote me over the weekend to complain that I treated Young harshly by criticizing his proposal to require Social Security to...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Book 'Em Mysteries in South Pasadena will close its doors April 30 after 24 years in business. On Tuesday it began its going-out-of-business sale, marking down the remaining 7,000 books in stock. The furniture and fixtures are also for sale.