| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 7:30 AM
According to most pollsters, the coming presidential election is close, a "dead heat" with President Obama holding a thin lead in several crucial states. I'm really amazed. In my opinion, this election shouldn't even be close. It should be a landslide for...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 4:30 AM
I found it highly amusing that a majority of those taking your reader poll on climate change are still in denial that the looming environmental disaster is man-made. They remind me of the Kevin Bacon character at the end of the movie "Animal House," who...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Some recent headlines from the alternate universe of modern conservatism:
Rush Limbaugh claims the bad guy in the new "Batman" movie was named Bane to remind voters of Mitt Romney's controversial tenure at Bain Capital.
Michele Bachmann, citing zero...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Mitt Romney's income tax returns may contain some surprises that he does not want the world to know about, but they are hardly his only secrets. His biggest secret, the question he has not answered through the entire campaign, the one that bothers...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 4:17 PM
There was a time when any protest worth its salt meant time and sweat, with picketing in inclement weather, massing in Washington and possibly even the risk of violence or getting arrested. People went to jail to support the Montgomery bus boycott...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to bury the notion of Governing. It has been suffering the ravages of age for some time now, so it perhaps would not be surprised that people gather to bury rather than praise it.
And yet the site of its...
| 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...