| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:45 AM
You can bet your Hillary Clinton buttons that one of the biggest chunks of the body politic that political pathologists will be putting under the lab microscope is the gender gap: women’s votes.
“Remember the ladies,” Abigail Adams...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 4:43 PM
They came here for our votes, and left us their dirty coffee cups, empty beer glasses and even locks of hair. First on horseback, then by train and by Air Force One, 24 presidents have visited the Lehigh Valley, not to mention vice presidents,...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:33 AM
If Maryland's resident pit bull, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, has demonstrated anything in her several decades in Congress and as dean of Senate women, it's a willingness to stand up for the less powerful in society, and she was at it again this week advocating...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Maynard is to be applauded for his efforts
To the editor:
Once more, Secretary Gary Maynard of the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services is to be applauded for his innovative projects of having incarcerated American citizens (iAc) help...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Seventy-five years ago, Franklin Rooseveltlaunched a crusade against the Supreme Court, angry that it was overturning important New Deal initiatives.
Though his "court packing" plan went awry, the court (and particularly Justice Owen Roberts) did swing...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, was sentenced seven years in federal prison Wednesday for stealing thousands of historic documents from archives and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast.
| Jun 28, 2012
| 5:18 AM
The United States of America is the embodiment of the struggle of humanity to rise from the tyranny of feudalistic oppression. It is a laboratory where great experiments to discover the limits of human potential are performed. To quote from Thomas Paine&...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:29 AM
On the 28th of June, 1776, 5 men strolled into Philadelphia’s Independence Hall with a document in hand. While most Americans today can name 10-15 members of their favorite football or basketball teams how many can name those five? Oh and the...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 3:27 PM
The Declaration of Independence, announced 236 years ago today by the Second Continental Congress, is the birth certificate of the United States of America. Its famous words are, or should be, known to all: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The role of great men in history is often noted, but they may exercise little influence compared to great ideas. John Maynard Keynes, who was not an historian or a statesman but an economist, noted that ideas, "both when they are right and when they are...
| Jul 11, 2012
Poor Allan Powell. He seems to have shaken the foundation of Christianity with a column founded on fact and acute observation. Professor Powell is an asset to The Herald-Mail and we readers value his insights. The letters of Roger Stone and Phillip Snyder...