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  • Biden: No decision on 2016 yet

    Biden: No decision on 2016 yet
    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he is "confident that I could make a good president," but added that he had yet to decide whether he will seek the Democratic nomination in 2016. Biden, during a round of morning TV interviews in...
  • Our insufferable ally in Kabul [Editorial]

    Our insufferable ally in Kabul  [Editorial]
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai's rebuke of U.S. and NATO forces as the principal cause of civilian casualties in his country understandably outraged American officials, with some in Congress threatening to retaliate by making even deeper cuts in military...
  • Corporate boards look to high-profile directors

    Corporate boards look to high-profile directors
    When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine. Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...
  • Obama needs Hagel in the Pentagon

    Absent from the discussion about whether former Senator Chuck Hagel would make a good secretary of defense is any focus on lessons learned from personal factors like combat in war, as well as loyalty to the president. As I was grousing about this, my...
  • McManus: Confronting Iran -- again

    McManus: Confronting Iran -- again
    Here's a prediction I don't think I'll have to apologize for at the end of the year: Some time in the coming months, probably this spring, there will be another crisis over Iran's nuclear program. It's become an annual event on the diplomatic calendar:...
  • Simeon All Access | Dean of the Wolverines

    Simeon All Access | Dean of the Wolverines
    If Robert Smith has his way, he one day soon will leave Simeon and the program that changed his life and the Chicago basketball scene. For what he hopes is seven more games, the program is still his. The 41-year-old coach of five state championship...
  • Obama to speak at U.S. Naval Academy commencement

    Obama to speak at U.S. Naval Academy commencement
    President Barack Obama will return to Annapolis to give the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy this year, the first time he has spoken to a graduating class of midshipmen since 2009, the White House said Monday. The address comes at a time...
  • Lineup announced for 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series

    Lineup announced for 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series
    Humorist Dave Barry, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak are among those taking part in the 2013-2014 Baltimore Speakers Series. The seven-speaker series, sponsored by Stevenson University, kicks off Sept. 30 with author...
  • Books highlight lineup for speaker series

    Books highlight lineup for speaker series
    Authors Bill Bryson and Doris Kearns Goodwin are among the headliners for the 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series, part of a lineup that is sure to delight book lovers. Bryson, whose "In a Sunburned Country" is one of my favorites, will appear Sept. 30 to...
  • 10 things you might not know about Chinese leaders

    10 things you might not know about Chinese leaders
    In recent decades, China has transformed its economy into a powerhouse. Yet the communist country has doubled down on repression of its citizens. Enter Xi Jinping, who took over this month as China's leader. Few are expecting immediate reforms from this...
  • Manning leaks horrified State Department, U.S. diplomat says

    Ft. MEADE, Md. — A career U.S. diplomat testified Thursday that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s unauthorized release of classified material horrified officials at the State Department and jeopardized relationships with U.S. allies overseas, even...