| 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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:07 AM
What's a fair benefit when the taxpayers are footing the bill?
Plantation gives its employees 11 paid holidays a year, plus vacation time. The list includes the typical national holidays of Christmas and Fourth of July, but tradition here is to give Yom...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Regarding Ramzi and Noura Hemady's recent commentary on Syria's Golan Heights, the authors ignore three critical facts when it comes to the ultimate possession of that disputed territory ("Let people of the Golan decide their fate," Feb. 8).
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:30 AM
My end of the year report on Tommy:
Fr. Tom Hartman, my pal and former partner in all the God Squad stuff, including this column, is still suffering with Parkinson's disease. He lives in a nursing home, where the people love him and care for him. Both...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:00 PM
The documentary "The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers," adapted by producer-director Richard Trank from the book by Yehuda Avner, examines the geopolitical state of Israel under the leadership of two of its earlier prime ministers, Levi Eshkol (1963-1969)...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Local synagogues and centers will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, next week.
The celebration, from Sept. 4 through 6, marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, begins on the evening of Friday, Sept....