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  • Baltimore was site of pivotal political conventions in 1800s

    Baltimore was site of pivotal political conventions in 1800s
    In "The First American Political Conventions: Transforming Presidential Nominations, 1832-1872," Stan M. Haynes writes that the modern presidential nominating convention evolved during the campaign of 1832. Between the fall of 1831 and the spring of...
  • Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acting Up! Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club....
  • The bloodiest day: The legacy of Antietam

    The bloodiest day: The legacy of Antietam
    One hundred fifty years ago today, two great armies clashed in a titanic struggle that would decide the fate of a nation. "Around a cornfield and a little white Dunker church, around a stone bridge and in a pasture lane worn by cow paths, surged a human...
  • 10 things you might not know about guns

    10 things you might not know about guns
    There's a lot of crossfire about guns these days. The Obama administration is under siege over Fast and Furious, a federal sting operation that allowed firearms to go to Mexican drug traffickers and was linked to the slaying of a Border Patrol agent....
  • Monday Meltdown: Tiger's well-timed comeback and 'The Hunger Games' in your hands

    Monday Meltdown: Tiger's well-timed comeback and 'The Hunger Games' in your hands
    News RoundupĀ  •••• "Angry Birds Space" did more than 10 million downloads in under three days. In my professional opinion, that’s a lot of flippin’ downloads. [@AngryBirds] •••• Some simultaneous...
  • Women warriors

    Women warriors
    Thousands of military jobs have opened up to women in recent years, but not those in the front-line combat units. That may soon change, however, as a result of a lawsuit brought late last year by four women veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,...
  • Courtney Not Quite Right About Connecticut And Slavery

    Congressman Joe Courtney recently wrote a letter to director Steven Spielberg insisting that he had made a mistake in his film "Lincoln": "I was on the edge of my seat during the roll call vote on the ratification of the 13th Amendment outlawing...
  • Robert E. Lee, read your Sun Tzu!

     
    Nick Owchar talks to military historian Bevin Alexander about Sun Tzu and the Civil War....
  • American Idol and Hall of Fame

     
    Before I get to my weekly “American Idol” commentary, I have some final thoughts on this year’s balloting for my Hall of Fame of the area’s most colorful characters. As you’ll see here, this year’s choice is developer...
  • Kevin Costner to star in History channel's 'The Hatfields and McCoys'

     
    Kevin Costner will star in History channel's dramatization of the famous American feud....
  • Music review: Dawn Upshaw, Peter Sellars and George Crumb in the 2011 Ojai Festival

     
    Mark Swed reviews the 2011 Ojai Festival with Dawn Upshaw, Peter Sellars, George Crumb, Maria Schneider and Richard Tognetti...