| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:32 AM
The first day of a big week for the third branch of government brought a ruling on Arizona's immigration law that was less than satisfying for Justice Antonin Scalia and the Rush Limbaugh wing of the U.S. Supreme Court.
A five-vote majority that included...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Dan Rodricks wrote in a recent column that Howard County Health Officer Peter Beilenson is "sick of the vilification of the uninsured by opponents of Obamacare." And that he is "sick of people like Rush Limbaugh, who have great health insurance,...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 5:15 AM
I agree with Mike Tidwell that fossil-fuel-based global warming is producing violent changes in our weather — something that only the most die-hard right-wingers (think Rush Limbaugh) and those in the hip pocket of the oil industry (think Tom...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It's going to be bait and switch for as far as the eye can see.
That's how it looks now that the smoke has cleared after the recent "Mommy war" skirmish over Democratic operative Hilary Rosen's comment that mother of five Ann Romney had "never worked a...
| 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...
| 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...