| 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,...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:19 AM
The rifle Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School is a descendant of the military's M-16 rifle. The bullets it fires are not as large as those used in some other rifles, but the gun's high muzzle velocity makes...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Whether Susan Rice jumped or was pushed from consideration to succeed retiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her removal from the equation clears one bone of partisan contention from President Barack Obama's plate as he heads into his second term....
| Aug 28, 2012
| 7:05 PM
TAMPA, Fla. —Former Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. rushed through a convention hall that holds more than 15,000 journalists to get to an interview about why Republican nominee Mitt Romney should be elected president.
Across town, Democratic...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:02 AM
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has become a willing pawn in Senate Republicans' efforts to force President Barack Obama into a costly and unnecessary fight over who will serve as his secretary of state when Hillary Clinton leaves that post in the new year....
| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:40 AM
For someone as partisan as Gov. Martin O'Malley, it seems strange that his party's most partisan affair — the Democratic National Convention — has, historically speaking, not been especially friendly territory for him.
At the 2004...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Recently I called a local radio talk show, not to blast President Barack Obama or ridicule Mitt Romney but to chide the conservative host and his conservative guest for their tiresome narrative about liberal bias in the "mainstream media.'" They...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Suddenly, everyone is courting "immigration reform." The 2012 elections unveiled the changing face of America, and this new sensation is causing quite the stir. What a spectacle to see the starry-eyed suitors scramble, now that the long-scorned outcast is...
| Dec 3, 2012
Blogger Frank James MacArthur, who was taken into police custody Saturday night after broadcasting an hours-long standoff with officers, has been writing about crime and politics in Baltimore for years.
He has been a regular fixture at crime scenes...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Letter writer John Bonn's accusation that former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and the GOP are out of touch with reality as related to the journalistic elitist left is a pure example of self-delusion ("The GOP lost because it's out of touch," Nov. 28)....