| Dec 10, 2012
| 11:03 AM
In a profession like politics and in a town like the nation's capital, the phenomenon of a U.S. senator voluntarily surrendering his seat for a think-tank job would have been unthinkable some years ago.
The decision of Republican Jim DeMint of South...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:18 PM
“I’m 27. I’m retired. But I still want to compete.”
That’s Olympic champion Michael Phelps talking in “The Haney Project,” a Golf Channel series that stars Tiger Woods’ one-time coach taking on a new...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Post-election, Republican analysts are attempting to determine "what went wrong" by interpreting voting patterns based on skin color, gender and income, very accessible statistics. Yet, news coverage reveals an electorate expressing a profound moral...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 9:09 AM
There was a time when the lines between the practices of politics and journalism were clear-cut. Professional politicians did their thing, which was getting elected and getting others elected. Professional journalists did theirs, writing and telling how...
| Nov 16, 2012
As the dust settles in the wake of the latest presidential election, where can the open-minded voter turn these days for reasonably unbiased analysis and commentary on the state of political affairs?
It's a challenge in this era of talk radio and cable...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 11:42 AM
OK, I'm done. I've had my fun clicking through every last story, tweet and meme about Betraeusgate.
I already know how this movie ends, eventually. Somehow, the men will be fine — time will pass, and they'll get invitations to join corporate boards...
| 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,...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Rush Limbaugh thinks John Lewis should have been armed.
"If a lot of African-Americans back in the '60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, you think they would have needed Selma?" he said recently on his radio show, referencing...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
As the presidential election counts down to (despite recent tightening in the polls) a likely Obama victory, even moderate Republicans despair that America is going the way of "social democratic" Western Europe, with a smaller private sector, more power...
| May 3, 2013
| 8:01 AM
To the age-old question of how many conservatives does it take to screw in a light bulb, we now have a definitive answer: Just one, but it will take him weeks to chase down a vintage incandescent bulb because he won't touch an energy-efficient one.
| Apr 25, 2013
"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...
| 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...