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  • Durbin praises Obama's speech as 'beautiful'

    — Monday was a momentous day for President Barack Obama — and not a bad one as well for the president's friend, longtime ally and fellow Illinois Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin. The Senate's No. 2 leader joined Obama at an early morning church...
  • Van Hollen to join gun control rally

    Van Hollen to join gun control rally
    Maryland Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen will join with gun control campaigners and religious leaders in a rally against gun violence on the National Mall Saturday. The advocates plan to march in silence at 11 a.m. from the Capitol to the Washington...
  • Why braving Federal Hill for the Super Bowl was more than worth it

    Why braving Federal Hill for the Super Bowl was more than worth it
    Like yours, my mind is still swirling. It doesn't exactly hurt like a hangover, and it's not racing like Jacoby Jones' record-setting kickoff return. It's simply still comprehending, ever so slowly, that our city's football team was crowned world...
  • Join rally for climate change

    Kudos to Mike Tidwell for his clear commentary explaining why we need a revenue-neutral carbon tax to reduce emissions and slow climate change ("Forecast calls for pain," Feb. 6). I'm convinced, but how are the American people going to convince Congress...
  • Bmore gets braggy

    Bmore gets braggy
    Season's greetings, hon! Hard to believe 2012 is almost over. You know us — busy, busy! If we weren't opening a Ripley's "Odditorium," we were putting historic landmarks up for sale. When we weren't helping John Waters hitchhike across the country,...
  • Car flips over at Mount Vernon's Washington Monument

    Car flips over at Mount Vernon's Washington Monument
    A car that crashed near the Washington Monument onl Thursday morning overturned, injuring a passenger and damaging a wall at the historic Mount Vernon park. The flipped-over four-door gray sedan blocked traffic on Washington Place just south of the 178-...
  • Thousands line Baltimore streets for St. Patrick's parade

    Thousands line Baltimore streets for St. Patrick's parade
    He's across the Atlantic from his native Ireland, but Ken Keady was wearing the green Sunday as he bobbed his 3-year-old daughter on his shoulders to see Baltimore's St. Patrick Parade. "It's a great occasion, a lot of color, a lot of flags and lot of...
  • Obama's 'Firemen First' approach to budget cutting

    Obama's 'Firemen First' approach to budget cutting
    When I was a kid back in the 1970s, my postal manager father told me about the post office in Baltimore where the mail didn't get delivered. It was a laid-back sort of place, where dozens of postal employees with the work ethic of Seinfeld's notorious...
  • "The Civil War and American Art" is one of the first in a wave of regional creative projects about the conflict

    The lone Union sentry stands atop Federal Hill, outlined against an ominous orange/red sky. In the distance, the tops of the Washington Monument and several spires rise above the city, as straight and determined as the rifle held in the soldier's left...
  • Baltimore better than D.C.? Washingtonians fire back

    Baltimore better than D.C.? Washingtonians fire back
    Every so often, the rivalry is renewed. Of Baltimore, a Washingtonian will say something like, "I wouldn’t want to live there, but what a place to explore." In turn, a Baltimorean will answer back, "The Washington Monument in the National Mall is...
  • March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive

    March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive
    On the night of Aug. 27, 1963, I boarded a bus in Boston for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The passengers — two-thirds African American and one-third white — were mostly strangers to one another. I, a white Harvard graduate...