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  • Noted historian makes her vacation picks

    Noted historian makes her vacation picks
    When you're planning a vacation with kids, Doris Kearns Goodwin suggests mixing in a little history. "Something rubs off," said the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian. "People say maybe the kids are grumpy and such, but you often hear about a...
  • In Kansas speech, Obama finally finds his voice

    In Kansas speech, Obama finally finds his voice
    The general rap against the Occupy Wall Street movement is that it has no clear leadership or goals. And a complaint of some Democrats against President Obama is that he hasn't found a way to get in front of it and harness its energy to work for his re-...
  • Would you believe mid-August was cool - in 1911?

    Would you believe mid-August was cool - in 1911?
    As we sweat through a steamy mid-August, it might be hard to believe the mercury plunged to a refreshing 67 degrees in Miami on Aug. 14, 1911 – when William Howard Taft was president. While that’s not exactly arctic, 67 is about 10 degrees...
  • Romney and Ryan build a bridge to the 20th century

    Romney and Ryan build a bridge to the 20th century
    The Republican team of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is less about the future than it is about nostalgia for a past that many Americans imagine was better -- a time when businessmen were free of government meddling and all citizens, even the poor, old or...
  • When Baltimore was convention central

    When Baltimore was convention central
    This summer, the Republican and Democratic parties will hold their presidential nominating conventions in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C. In so doing, they will continue a political ritual that began 180 years ago in Baltimore. From their inception in...
  • Presidential campaign song quiz

    Presidential campaign song quiz
    Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither. 1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys 2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
  • The real reason Obama won

    The real reason Obama won
    Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory is a good place to start for some perspective on the recent presidential election. Within its gray stone walls, the tumultuous 1912 Democratic National Convention played a major scene in the political drama that...
  • Dramatics make College World Series worth watching

    Dramatics make College World Series worth watching
    Quickness has never been my hallmark. Not athletically — I was two steps slow on the basketball court and couldn't handle an inside fastball. Not personally — I didn't marry until age 51 and clung to dial-up Internet and my flip phone nearly...
  • Congress Erodes Sovereignty Of States

    In May 1918, with America embroiled in the First World War, Iowa's Gov. William Lloyd Harding dealt a blow against Germany. His Babel Proclamation — that was its title; you cannot make this stuff up — decreed: "Conversation in public places,...
  • History matters: Guests, visitors and callers

    100 Years Ago Guests, visitors and callers From the Times social column: "Rev. Watson E. Holly was a dinner guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Harman, Sr. of Howard county. "Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Harman have been entertaining Miss Hopkins,...
  • Back Story: Learning history on the road

    Back Story: Learning history on the road
    Sharon Boston, media relations manager at University of Maryland Medical Center, normally spends her days fielding requests from the media. But when it comes to weekends and vacations, it's a safe bet that she's on the road, traveling to visit homes...