| 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...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:23 PM
WASHINGTON — When NASA launched a space-weather probe called ISEE-3 in 1978, Jimmy Carter was president, the Commodores' "Three Times a Lady" topped the charts and sci-fi fans had seen only one "Star Wars" movie: the original.
Thirty-six years and...
| 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.
| May 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
You know the technique. In police work, it's called good cop, bad cop. A couple of detectives team up to work on a suspect. The good cop wants to be our suspect's friend, offering all kinds of inducements if he'll do as the cops say -- like provide...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Two gripping political dramas in the same season? How positively civilized. Bryan Cranston's rip-roaring portrayal of LBJ in "All the Way" epitomizes Washington power politics in play on the highest level of government. In what might be a companion piece,...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:01 PM
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Ripper Street Investigation into the...
| 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,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Ham and eggs, dictators and plebiscites, tyranny and sham elections, they all go together. So it was wholly to be expected, which means it was wholly a surprise to our ever-alert administration, when the latest tsar decided Crimea was ripe for the picking...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The commentary regarding challenges facing the U.S. in the global economy ("Corvette economics," March 2) contained the most succinct and clear descriptions of our two chaotic political parties in the last 30 years that I have ever read. It is a shame...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- 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...