| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Ready for a "Ready for Martin" movement?
This isn't quite that, but a California congressman has taken on a leadership role with the budding political organization of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a potential challenger to former Secretary of State...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 1:52 PM
I was a little startled by something I saw Monday morning on Interstate 70, about halfway between Hagerstown and Frederick. As I approached the Appalachian Trail footbridge that passes over the highway, I looked up and saw what appeared to be a...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Brian E. Frosh, a veteran state senator from Montgomery County who championed gun control and environmental protection, defeated two opponents to win Tuesday's Democratic primary for Maryland attorney general.
Frosh, 67, who had trailed in early polls...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Fortunately for some high school seniors, it's not a huge problem if they forget their password when they're applying to college online; their school counselor keeps them in a little gray box on her bookshelf.
By no means is this the only measure Andrea...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:33 PM
This is the lead of a story The Times ran the other day about a Fourth of July swearing-in ceremony for new U.S. citizens presided over by President Obama:
“Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Laura Hernandez didn't find out that she was undocumented until she went to apply for college financial aid. Suddenly she was faced with teaching herself how to apply for a deferral under the Dream Act, which offers conditional permanent residency to...
| Jul 11, 2014
With the debate over America's unresolved immigration policies at fever pitch these days, the inspiring documentary "Underwater Dreams" makes for quite the timely entry.
Writer-producer-director Mary Mazzio neatly recounts how a group of Mexican-born...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky are the first would-be contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination to go mano-a-mano.
The fight is sharply drawn. In an op-ed in The Washington Post, Perry warned of a growing...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:19 AM
I was on my way to a meeting on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley years ago when a man hawking the socialist Workers Vanguard newspaper stopped me. The headline screamed, "Open Admissions!" In other words, the prestigious University...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:45 PM
What is it with Susan Rice and the Sunday morning talk shows? This time she said Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had served in Afghanistan "with honor and distinction" — the biggest whopper since she insisted the Benghazi attack was caused by a video.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:29 AM
In May, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Hartford to discuss the importance of college readiness, access and affordability. Several state and local education and political leaders accompanied Secretary Duncan on his visit to the...