| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:04 PM
In the days following Barack Obama's re-election, we learned that Mr. Obama didn't win because voters trusted him more than Mitt Romney on the economy, or because he ended the Iraq war and killed Osama bin Laden. He didn't win because he started to turn...
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Third of three articles on state ballot issues
Dee Powell's belief in the ideal of marriage survived the reality of her divorce, and now she is working to preserve the institution as solely the union of a man and a woman.
"Marriage is perfect," Powell...
| Nov 7, 2012
The vitriol is worse than I ever recall. Worse than the Palin-induced smarm of 2008. Worse than the Swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness.
It's almost a civil war. I know families in...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Dictionary.com defines a "debate" as: "A formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers."
That is not what will take place during three exchanges between President Barack Obama and...
| Aug 24, 2012
No recent development has underlined the decline of political party clout more than beleaguered Senate Republican nominee Todd Akin's refusal to accede to GOP leadership demands that he withdraw from his race against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of...
| Aug 31, 2012
I have a question for the responsible Republicans: How much lunacy of the present day extremist-controlled GOP will it take to outweigh your desire to lower your taxes? Apparently, it wasn't enough when the Republican-controlled Congress forced a...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 9:45 AM
I read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column ("Obama economics: More government means more growth," June 20) with interest and disbelief. Well, not really.
But his comment at the end about the "left's dangerous love affair with ever-higher taxes" brought a...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers," says Neil Newhouse, a Romney pollster.
A half-dozen fact-checking organizations and websites have refuted Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's claims that President Obama removed the work...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Voters are smart enough to see through the GOP smoke screen.
Boo Hoo Bob, former Gov. Robert Ehrlich's weekly whine fest about how no one seems to love conservatives, hit a new low this week ("For Republicans, a not so happy New Year," Jan. 6). His...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Baltimore's music scene is undeniably one of the country's best, and a good deal of credit for that goes to Thrill Jockey, a Chicago-based indie record label.
In the past several years, Thrill Jockey has signed a dozen current or former Baltimore bands,...
| 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...