| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Three hundred American rabbis have called on President Barack Obama to secure the immediate release of former State Department contractor Alan Gross as family members and advocates expressed growing concern for his physical and emotional health.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Del. A. Wade Kach, who is running for Baltimore County Council, is opposed to the plan to house 50 kids from Central America in Timonium. Where is his Christian compassion? Where is the Christian compassion of the officials and residents of Baltimore...
| Aug 1, 2014
It's a cliché. The college professor asks for a show of hands. How many of you know about the Vietnam war? Nobody. Watergate? A sprinkling. (Maybe they saw the movie with Robert Redford on Netflix.) The kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst and that whole...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I watched Watergate unfold as if it were a spectator sport. Not just the Irvin committee hearings, at which John W. Dean intoned that "there was a cancer growing on the presidency," but also the House Judiciary Committee hearings, the press conferences,...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch — the judiciary — with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Nobody wanted the 1984 Summer Olympics except Los Angeles and nobody here wanted to pay for them with public money, so Peter Ueberroth and the organizing committee he led had to drum up private donations and work without the safety net of government...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Forty years after the Watergate scandal forced President Richard Nixon to resign or face certain impeachment and conviction, Washington's increasing partisanship too often leads to politicians threatening to go there.
The consensus in 1974 was that the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:27 AM
After standing in a shadeless field at the Central Florida Fairgrounds to watch bands at last month's Vans Warped Tour, I returned to the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre with a new appreciation for its creature comforts.
Yeah, the Orlando concert hall...
| Jul 30, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. President Barack Obama feasted on working-class delicacies in Kansas City Tuesday night as he sought to bond with people unaccustomed to having the ear of the most powerful man in the world.
His presidential motorcade steered to Arthur...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:18 PM
MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official.
Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Nero fiddled while Rome burned. On Saturday, President Obama played golf while his foreign policy, and that of the nation he leads, was going up in smoke. Literally.
Saturday was the day the State Department ordered the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in...