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  • The Nixon resignation at 40 [Commentary]

    The Nixon resignation at 40 [Commentary]
    On the occasion of this week's 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon'sresignation from the presidency, TheWashington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporters who "brought down" the 37th president. In fact,...
  • How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?

    How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?
    Yes, we Americans, our members of Congress and our presidents care intensely about the plight of our fellow citizens who live in poverty. Until a little time passes, at which point ... we all move on. All of us, that is, except the millions of people...
  • Rescuing the children who come after McKenzie [Letter]

    Rescuing the children who come after McKenzie [Letter]
    Thanks for Raymond Daniel Burke's poignant commentary on the drive-by shooting of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott ("Apathetic no more," Aug. 5). In 1992 Dantrell Davis, a 7-year-old resident of Chicago's Cabrini-Green who was walking to school on the...
  • What's the secret of Nixon's unpopularity?

    Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive stature. The most vivid example is Harry Truman, who left the White House during the Korean War...
  • Martin Dyckman: Times change, and politicians can also

    Our texts today are not Biblical, but they are definitely topical. A wise man changes his mind often, a fool never -Spanish proverb. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines –...
  • Marking Medicare's Birthday

    Medicare's 49 birthday was Wednesday, July 30. Signed into law in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson, with Harry Truman receiving the first Medicare card, this successful government program has provided affordable health services to millions of seniors. The...
  • Edgewater High Class of '64 planning big reunion bash

    Edgewater High Class of '64 planning big reunion bash
    In so many ways, George Stuart noted, 1964 was a monumental year. The Beatles delivered the British invasion to America. President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act. Locally, an entertainment giant named Walt Disney made the decision...
  • Paul Ryan breaks the silence surrounding poverty in America

    Cover your eyes and hide the kids: A Republican is talking poverty. This has not been a pretty picture in the recent past. Who can forget then-South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer likening poor people to animals one feeds from the back door and Nebraska...
  • 'Guns of August 2': What led to the Vietnam War

    In the book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman describes the decisions that, 100 years ago, led to World War I. But this August brings us another momentous turning point: the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of 1964. This...
  • Paul Ryan breaks the silence surrounding poverty in America [Commentary]

    Paul Ryan breaks the silence surrounding poverty in America [Commentary]
    Cover your eyes and hide the kids: A Republican is talking poverty. This has not been a pretty picture in the recent past. Who can forget then-South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer likening poor people to animals one feeds from the back door and Nebraska ...
  • John W. Dorsey, UMBC chancellor

    John W. Dorsey, UMBC chancellor
    John W. Dorsey, former chancellor of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County who later returned to the classroom where he taught economics, died Monday of respiratory failure at his Laurel home. He was 78. "Many believe that he saved UMBC from...