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  • Historical connection can boost value of otherwise minor items

    Q: I have a ticket stub from April 1996 that says, "Top of the World at the World Trade Center." Does it have any value? A: Ordinarily, ticket stubs from observation decks, restaurants, etc. have only sentimental value. But smart collectors know this...
  • Americans rediscovering a taste for hard cider

    Americans rediscovering a taste for hard cider
    British transplant Jeffrey House has long believed in the appeal of a pint of fermented apple juice. But when he landed in California in the 1980s, he found few Americans willing to venture outside the familiar territory of beer and wine. Fast forward...
  • Dynasty or democracy? [Commentary]

    Dynasty or democracy? [Commentary]
    Twenty-eight out of 36 — no, that was not my batting average this past softball season. Rather, these are numbers that everyone in America should be concerned about. As we lurch inexorably toward the 2016 Presidential election, we are waiting...
  • George W. Bush book on George H.W. Bush to be published Nov. 11

    George W. Bush book on George H.W. Bush to be published Nov. 11
    Former President George W. Bush has written a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, to be published in November by Crown. The book, announced late Wednesday, does not yet have a title. In less than a day, its pre-orders have...
  • Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy

    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • Melissa McCarthy -- after 'Tammy,' time for a change?

    "SPLENDID MISERY." That was Thomas Jefferson's description of the job of the presidency. I would say for some occupants of the White House -- the current inhabitant, for instance -- it might just be "miserable misery." I CAME across the above quote re-...
  • The fifth freedom: Freedom to eat what we want [Letter]

    The fifth freedom: Freedom to eat what we want [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on Howard County's effort to limit sales of unhealthy foods at county-sponsored events or venues, it's quite apparent that you do not understand our fundamental rights under the Constitution ("Fireworks in Howard County,"...
  • Transforming cars and lives

    Transforming cars and lives
    One man got up before daybreak and took two buses. Another rode his bicycle more than six miles to the top of the hill in Halethorpe, where a nondescript garage harbored hope. Five men from Baltimore with criminal convictions had been offered job...
  • Paul Greenberg: The Hollow Men

    This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. --T. S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men" ... Once again our secretary of state is busy observing American foreign policy rather...
  • Dueling over a D.C. deal

    Dueling over a D.C. deal
    Most of the letters printed in The Times since the government shutdown began on Oct. 1 blamed Republicans for the gridlock in Washington. This mix actually reflects what our readers have sent us (I promise), which in turn reflects polls showing that...
  • AMC's 'Turn' taps into Revolutionary War spy intrigue

    RICHMOND, Va. — Seth Numrich can't quite get a straight answer. In character as Ben Tallmadge, the leader of a group of Revolutionary War spies known as the Culper Ring and a central character in the new AMC drama "Turn," he is interrogating a...