| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Work on the expansion of the Panama Canal, led by a European consortium, resumed recently after a disturbing interruption of the project because of a cost dispute. Completion of the work may now have been set back to December 2015 or later. The visit to...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:02 PM
I have reviewed "Rent" at least 525,600 times, or so it feels. The vast majority of them have begun with some kind of lament for Jonathan Larson, its creator, who died in 1996 at the age of 35, headed, perchance, to glory and instead leaving far too few...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Republican gubernatorial candidate David Craig wants to cut state income taxes to save the wealthy — people with taxable incomes over $500,000 a year — about $5,300 ("Craig vows to reverse gun laws, seek sales tax break for Md. goods," March...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It's on! Ostensible allies for the last couple years, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have commenced the battle for the unofficial title of conservative front-runner. That's no surprise, but what is remarkable is their choice of weapons:...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:33 AM
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.--The potential choice facing voters in the next Republican presidential race was on full display Thursday at the kickoff of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, where Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan offered conservative...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Do you recall a time in America when the income of a single schoolteacher or baker or salesman or mechanic was enough to buy a home, have two cars and raise a family?
I remember. My father (who just celebrated his 100th birthday) earned enough for the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:36 AM
As the seconds pass before Wynton Marsalis picks up the phone in his Portland, Ore., hotel room, the mind sends a decree to the body: Be on guard.
And have the recorder running too, because a few choice quotes are bound to be in the offing. Marsalis,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Author Joe McGinninss, political chronicler, novelist, and sometime muckraker has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 71 and had prostate cancer.
Best known in recent years for moving next door to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in Wasilla in...
| Mar 9, 2014
When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, one of his selling points was the promise of a more modest foreign policy than that of his predecessor. And when Obama won reelection 16 months ago, he renewed that pledge. Drone strikes against Al Qaeda would...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:35 PM
OXON HILL, Md. — After steep losses in the 2012 election, there was broad agreement within the Republican Party that its biggest challenge was bridging the divide with key voter groups — minorities, women and young voters — who threw...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert.