| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:49 AM
For those not attuned to such things, the right-wing media has spent much of the week jumping up and down about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance on ABC-TV last Sunday morning. His offense? He dared suggest that there was a "racial component" from...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Here we go again. Same stuff, different day. Deja vu all over again.
A monthly New York newspaper, The WestView News, uses an objectionable headline ("The N----r In The White House") on a piece in its July edition, which argues that much of the shrill...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column "A barrage of wedgies" (April 20) requires a bit of comment. I have known Bob Ehrlich. He is good man. His effectiveness as governor was hampered predominantly, in my opinion, by bad advisers. Be that as it may,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Annapolis mayor-elect Mike Pantelides faced the first major test of his term well before the swearing-in ceremony scheduled for today. Almost immediately after the last provisional and absentee ballots were counted to give him a narrow edge over incumbent...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:10 PM
In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
Since that time, these things have happened:
•In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago.
•In 1896, the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Annapolis Alderman Ross Arnett made a proposal last weekend that made waves from the capital city across the country: to change the city's form of government to give the mayor less power.
Many conservatives — including radio host Rush Limbaugh...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I am amazed that some people are so myopic that they can't bring themselves to listen to the financial experts on matters such as the prospect of a U.S. default on its debts ("A deal, three weeks too late," Oct. 17).
It is no secret that a default would...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Annapolis Alderman Ross Arnett has been fielding angry calls from as far as California since Sunday, when it was reported that the Democrat would move to sharply curtail the power of the mayor, days after the city elected the first Republican to the job...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Dr. Ben Carson says he didn't anticipate the reaction to what he considered his common-sense remarks as keynote speaker this month at the National Prayer Breakfast.
But after video went viral of the trailblazing black neurosurgeon taking jabs at...
| May 16, 2013
Well, this is a fine mess.
After years of moaning about various "conspiracies" against them, conservative activists finally have a real (i.e., not manufactured by Fox or inflated by Rush Limbaugh) piece of evidence to take before the court of public...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Rep. Todd Akin's fame — more accurately, his infamy — now reaches all the way to the Congo.
There, Eve Ensler, the award-winning American author of “The Vagina Monologues” and herself a survivor of rape, wrote an open letter...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:14 AM
In the imaginary universe of Mitt Romney, the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax are loafers, shiftless bums and welfare queens who will all vote for Barack Obama in November. In the real world, that 47 percent includes the working poor, the...