| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The storm of controversy after Secretary of State John F. Kerry's warning that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state" reminded us once again that facts, data and the apparently tedious details of international law often seem to have little bearing on...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:21 PM
These days, NASCAR is all atwitter — in thought and on smartphones — about the crop of young drivers moving up the ranks. Meanwhile, there are a few older guys getting it done to less fanfare.
Guys like Randy Akers, who won the Super...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:37 PM
As the nation observes Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May, students and staff at a scholastic program in Columbia can boast that they highlight Chinese heritage year round.
Each Sunday, they gather at Howard Community College in Columbia for...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Egypt's presidential vote next week presents a quandary for both international observer groups and the military-backed interim government.
To Egyptian authorities, the mere presence of prestigious outside observers gives the balloting a much-desired...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
One of the enduring misperceptions of American politics is that the vice presidency is a steppingstone to the presidency. Of the 47 men who have held the office, only four were elected to the Oval Office as sitting standbys: Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served as the first...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:16 PM
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.— In an Atlanta hotel ballroom, Republican candidates vying for one of this year's most competitive Senate seats sparred recently over who could best impress a mostly white, conservative-leaning audience.
Among the contenders:...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
So Harford County Executive David Craig wants to eliminate income taxes on the rich, blow a $775 million hole in the budget and implement "zero-based budgeting" to keep spending under control ("Tax cuts for the rich," Feb. 21). Obviously, Mr. Craig is not...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:37 AM
El papa Francisco, los secretarios generales de la ONU y de la OEA, otros líderes internacionales y varios Gobiernos pidieron esta semana el fin de la violencia y la apertura de un diálogo en Venezuela, donde las protestas antigubernamentales ya han...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 7:01 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama has a variety of ways he can make good on his threat to make Russia pay "costs" for its military intervention in Ukraine.
But it's not clear any of them will make a difference to Russian President Vladimir Putin, or...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:46 AM
DES MOINES - Iowa is a tough state for presidential front-runners. It may be the passive-aggressive nature of voters. Iowans are exceedingly polite; it’s the kind of place you’re expected to greet and even chat with others stepping onto an...