| Sep 5, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley did his job Tuesday night in Charlotte.
He fired up the party faithful with a call and response: "Forward, Not Back." He hit the Republican nominee hard on his Swiss bank accounts — reinforcing a campaign message that Mitt...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:04 PM
I noticed a moving truck outside the old St. Alphonsus parochial school in the west side of downtown Baltimore on Saratoga Street. Someone was moving into an apartment in this Victorian building, once home to a school that made a a valiant attempt to...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 12:55 PM
— Is it any wonder that a city renowned for its lofty skyscrapers has created a stunning park in the sky?
The High Line Park, a 1930s-era elevated rail line, has been transformed into vibrant green space, perched some 30 feet above Manhattan. There...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Big Ben, the landmark clock and tower in London, is getting a name change and a sex change of sorts. Big Ben is now Big Liz.
Lawmakers voted to permanently change the name of the tower to The Elizabeth Tower in honor of Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee....
| Jan 23, 2012
Richard J. Sheirer
NYC emergency official at time of 9/11
Richard J. Sheirer, 65, the former New York City emergency management chief who helped guide the city through the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, died Thursday after experiencing chest pains....
| Jan 23, 2012
The problem with Florida is that it comprises a pastiche of viewpoints and backgrounds from all across the country, reflecting its transplant makeup. It has no indigenous political character of its own, so it needs to follow someone else’s cue....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:42 PM
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly issued an apology Wednesday night for the NYPD's airing of a controversial film on Muslim extremism. The 71 minute movie, called "The Third Jihad," was actually played in a waiting room at the training...
| Jan 26, 2012
The news media seem obsessed with the serial affairs of a younger Newt Gingrich back in the last century. The anger of his second of three wives mysteriously became national news on ABC's "Nightline" on the eve of the South Carolina primary. Millions...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 7:34 AM
This is not a political story.
This is a story about acting and the thin line between a performance and a public face. This is about aesthetics. Please do not read any ideological argument into the following or take what I am about to say as cynicism or...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani defended GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and tore into President Obama on Thursday night at a California Republican Party fundraiser.
The reception at the private Pacific Club in Newport Beach aimed to...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his nation was committed to peace and accused world powers of double standards in pursuing an arms race, as he took to the stage Wednesday at the United Nations.
The address by the Iranian president on day two...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:09 AM
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will campaign for GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in Virginia Beach.
Giuliani will headline a rally for veterans at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Virginia Beach at 2 p.m. on Thursday. The next day Giuliani...