| May 30, 2012
| 10:04 AM
With Mitt Romney now officially President Obama's opponent, it truly appears to be game on at the Fox News channel -- at least, if this morning's "Fox & Friends" is any indication.
Today's version of the morning show featured an anti-Obama video that...
| May 31, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Dudley Clendinen relished nothing more than telling a great story — even the story of his impending death.
A journalist and author who wrote for The New York Times and had once served as an editor for The Baltimore Sun, Mr. Clendinen died Wednesday...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 6:11 PM
Just days after Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosensteinand another federal prosecutor were appointed to look into national security leaks, a group of Republican senators called for their ouster, claiming the men can't be trusted to investigate the...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Don't you find it odd that the word "extremism" seems to apply only to conservative Republicans? Terminology often drives political discourse, and those who control the terms often determine the outcome.
Establishment Republicans have too often been...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Those cannibals who recently turned up in Miami and Baltimore aren't the only people eating their own. Following President Barack Obama's 54-minute snoozer of a speech in Ohio last week, even his "friends" are beginning to feed on him.
In 2008, David...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The brouhaha over Attorney General Eric Holder and the contempt of Congress charge brought by U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa is providing new evidence that the lunatics are running the Republican asylum.
Mr. Issa, the California Republican who is chairman of the...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 3:00 AM
You know who I blame for the terrible tone in American politics? Tom Brokaw.
No, not the man himself, but what he represents.
Since Dan Rather famously beclowned himself, Mr. Brokaw stands as the last of the respected "voice of God" news anchors (CBS...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 9:51 AM
Whether or not you agree with the Occupy protesters recently rousted from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, still camping out at Baltimore's Inner Harbor and making their presence known in other cities across America, the movement has made one thing clear: The...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 12:39 PM
As Wednesday's GOP debate arrives with Rick Santorum now at center stage, it is impossible not to notice how much his rise is welcomed at Fox News.
It is also impossible not to see how deeply owner Rupert Murdoch and chief Roger Ailes have already...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Letter writer Elizabeth Fixsen commends The Sun for hiring conservative columnist Ron Smith by contrasting it with the difficulty of finding a liberal voice such as Thomas Schaller's in conservative media such as The Washington Times, The Wall Street...
| Dec 8, 2011
The French say Plus ça change, plus c'est la meme chose: "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
You'll still be seeing my melon-headed mug around Howard County, but not in this space anymore. Next week is my last with this newspaper,...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:08 PM
As an architect of the urban "enterprise zone" idea more than 30 years ago, my eye was caught by a recent proposal in Maryland to set up health enterprise zones (HEZ). The original enterprise zone idea was designed to spur economic activity in depressed...