| May 18, 2012
| 5:44 PM
State Del. Pat McDonough, who stirred controversy this week when he said "roving mobs of black youth" terrorize Baltimore, shrugged off criticism Friday that he is using shock tactics to raise his political profile.
McDonough, a Republican who represents...
| 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 8, 2012
| 11:40 AM
"If Mitt Romney can be pushed around, intimidated, coerced, co-opted by a conservative radio talk show host in Middle America, then how is he going to stand up to the Chinese? How is he going to stand up to Putin?" So asked Bryan Fischer, a radio host...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In the aftermath of the Aurora, Colo., slaughter, the question went forth on all of the political chatter shows: "Will this reopen the debate over gun control?"
That's the script. When heinous monsters kill people with guns, we tend to talk about the...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 7:14 PM
Faith Loudon plans to eat at as many local Chick-fil-A restaurants as she can manage on Wednesday — at least six. Other Marylanders, meanwhile, are vowing to donate the amount it would have cost them to get a chicken meal from the fast-food chain to...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:52 AM
Katie Couric’s visit last week to Baltimore’s WMAR proved at least one thing: She is serious about making her new daytime talk show, “Katie,” a winner. She did not do such intense promotion in the summer of 2006 even when she was...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Not sweltering enough in Maryland? Gov. Martin O'Malley flew south this weekend to Louisiana where he is giving the keynote address at the state party's annual fundraising dinner.
It's the latest in a string of Democratic money events for O'Malley,...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Maryland's governor is inviting yet another round of speculation about presidential ambitions with this latest scheduling announcement: He's going to Iowa.
Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, is billed as the "special guest" at the 35th annual Iowa "steak fry"...