| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Outside my window, in the Palestinian village across the road, they celebrated every night after the cease-fire. Fireworks hailed the supposed victory of Hamas over Israel — despite the devastation in Gaza, despite a cease-fire that gave Hamas...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:48 PM
If your luck at the casino makes you cry, at least Mardi Gras Casino has a way to make your laugh.
The fourth annual Mardi Gras Comedy Challenge has kicked off, offering eight weekends of comedy, climaxing with John Heffron on Nov. 8. (I know that...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:10 PM
A Greater Hartford synagogue invites the public to hear personal reflections about liberating Dachau Concentration Camp from Jewish War Veteran and West Hartford resident Ben Cooper. Cooper's presentation will be part of a special Selichot evening on...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
At nearly every Baltimore County school board meeting for the past decade, Dr. Bash Pharoan has testified for his allotted three minutes about a single issue: the calendar.
The Muslim physician, whose children attended county schools, wants the school...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:31 PM
For Jason Feddy, if you bring passion to music, you'll bring soul.
The local musician, who grew up in Leeds, England, has played for 14 years at the Sawdust Art Festival and Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. He is known for his solo performances...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:01 AM
Bacon-on-a-Stick. Ballgame. White Sox win.
Until I see Jose Abreu, the team’s best offseason acquisition was unveiled on its list of new food offerings at U.S. Cellular Field: a piece of thick-cut, premium Danish bacon seasoned with black pepper....
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has not had a full-time director since I left the position in November 2011. This has disturbing implications both for how public history is approached at federal museums and for how public access is granted to...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The war against Israel has passed through three phases.
The first was the attempt to annihilate Israel by conventional means. It began with Israel's birth in 1948, when Arab armies nearly captured Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and ended in the 1973 Yom Kippur...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:30 AM
A divided Supreme Court upheld the practice of public prayer before local government meetings ("The local religion," May 6). The Carroll County Commissioners can resume their practice. This Orthodox Jewish former member of the House of Delegates is...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:13 AM
JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the iron-willed army general who fought in nearly all of his nation's major wars and spearheaded Jewish settlement of Palestinian territories, then years later presided over Israel's withdrawal...