Why did Trump make a stop in Maryland?

BALTIMORE — No matter where Donald Trump visits as the Nov. 8 presidential election approaches, appearances from the polarizing Republican nominee always seem to stir up fervent debate among partisans. That held true when Trump visited the Baltimore Convention Center on Monday to address the annual conference of the National Guard Association of the United… Read More

Two ex-congressmen cross the partisan divide Republican, Democrat say they see eye-to-eye on political polarization

Two former members of Congress — one Republican, the other Democrat — spoke about the polarization of today’s Congress on Sunday at Temple Rodef Shalom in McLean. Martin Frost said he and Thomas Davis never went “head-to-head” while in office, despite being from opposing parties. But there is one thing they see eye-to-eye on. “We… Read More

Nature of American Judaism in a nutshell Theater J’s season opener, “The Last Schwartz,” shows a family that won’t go down without a fight

Deborah Zoe Laufer’s comedy with a dark underbelly navigates the heights and depths of a Jewish family gathering for their father’s first yahrzeit. The play, written in 1999, makes its regional premiere in the Goldman Theater of the Edlavitch DCJCC through Oct. 2. This season opener is tautly directed by newly appointed artistic director Adam… Read More

You Should Know… Alex VanNess

For more than a decade, Alex VanNess has opposed the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel, or BDS. Born and raised in Detroit, he ended up at a lobbying firm in Washington. After working for a couple of members of Congress, VanNess, 33, became the director of Middle East Peace and Security Policy at… Read More