| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:09 PM
One day in my high school philosophy class, the teacher gave us a list of different methods of expression and asked us to determine which ones constituted language. Among those that ended up in the "no" stack was music, since, we decided, it worked on a...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:28 PM
More Marylanders will take holiday trips this year, and most will drive — even though gas prices are the highest they have ever been entering the holiday season, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
"Gas prices do not appear to be deterring motorists...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:54 AM
A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology.
If signed by President Barack Obama, the...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:07 PM
House and Senate military budget writers have agreed on a $633 billion defense authorization bill that in some cases goes beyond Pentagon suggested spending levels for programs.
Perhaps most significantly to Hampton Roads (and southeastern Connecticut),...
| Jul 26, 2012
In the heat of a presidential election, a certain amount of spin from the candidates is par for the course. The recent onslaught of negative TV ads is surprising only in the earliness of their arrival, leaving one to shudder at what September and...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 1:47 PM
For the second time in his career, Brian M. Simmons, executive technical director for the Army Test and Evaluation Command, received a Presidential Rank Award, this time of Distinguished Executive Rank. Simmons had received the Meritorious Executive award...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It was refreshing to read Thomas F. Schaller's commentary about the burden of America's superpower status ("America should give up its role as lone superpower," July 25). Mr. Schaller was a bit too reserved in his criticism, however.
While he points...
| Jul 29, 2012
Navy Adm. James D. Watkins was considered "an unlikely hero" after he was called out of retirement in 1987 to accomplish what many considered a near-impossible task — taking over the leadership of an embattled and divided presidential commission...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Gus Sentementes' article on impending job losses in Maryland due to federal budget problems ("Tightening belts in Md., July 29) reads like a propaganda piece for defense contractors. The article chronicles the complaints of military contractors who...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it.
The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Patricia O'Connor lives in Aberdeen. Or, by a certain way of thinking, New Jersey.
Every Friday, she drives from her cozy mobile home in Harford County to her childhood home near the seaside in Point Pleasant Beach, where she lived until her job with the...