| Apr 8, 2012
| 11:35 AM
I was in the CNN green room in Washington Sunday when I heard about the death of pioneering CBS newsman Mike Wallace at 93 Sunday.
Being a live show, host Howie Kurtz and the CNN team scrapped the planned opening and went with a segment on Wallace that I...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:31 AM
More was definitely less for President Barack Obama Wednesday night in the first televised presidential debate.
The president spoke for 42 minutes and 50 seconds, while GOP candidate Mitt Romney only 38 minutes and 32 seconds by CNN's count.
But in TV...
| May 22, 2012
| 6:32 AM
State Del. Pat McDonough's news release alleging that "black youth mobs terrorize" downtown Baltimore has certainly set off a firestorm of debate. But what about the nature of that discussion, particularly as it relates to race?
Without an inclusive,...
| May 26, 2012
| 12:30 PM
After reading Dan Rodricks' column on Thursday ("Conflicting realities collide downtown," May 24), I felt compelled to speak for myself and many others residing in the suburbs.
Yes, too many of us avoid going into the city to enjoy it's many cultural and...
| May 24, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will spend part of his Memorial Day holiday at the NBC studio in Northwest Washington for an appearance on Meet the Press.
O'Malley is billed as an "influential" member of the Democratic party, and he's set to debate former...
| May 27, 2012
| 7:31 AM
For close observers of MD Gov. Martin O'Malley, the most interesting part of his 17 minute segment this morning on Meet the Press came at the end.
Host David Gregory revealed there was "a reason" that he asked both O'Malley and Newt Gingrich, a failed...
| May 29, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Blaine Young, the Republican president of the Frederick County Board of Commissioners, has taken a step toward a possible run for governor in 2014 by launching a fund-raising committee.
Young, 40, was elected in 2010 as part of a conservative...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:52 PM
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin won a second term Tuesday despite a spirited and well-funded campaign from one opponent and a multimillion-dollar advertising blitz from another.
A known commodity in Maryland politics for more than 40 years, Cardin, a Democrat,...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Weeks after the weird June 29 windstorm that swept the Mid-Atlantic, I can't shake the feeling of being in an episode of "The Twilight Zone," the 1960s TV series that warned of living selfishly. A dash of Rod Serling spiking a large dollop of Catholic...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:01 AM
Even if Caryn Elaine Johnson had never changed her name to Whoopi Goldberg, chances are she would have made a splash. Talent will out.
The 56-year-old Goldberg, who will offer a sampling of that talent at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric on...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:55 AM
On New Year's Eve 2008 — when all of the popular kids were out partying — Max Temkin and his pack of social outcasts were hunkered in his parents' basement.
With nothing better to do, they grabbed a stack of cardboard paper and some...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Clarence M. Mitchell III, who helped steer a sweeping desegregation measure through the General Assembly, died Thursday of cancer at Seasons Hospice at the Northwest Hospital Center. He was 72.
Mr. Mitchell became the nation's youngest black legislator...