| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:41 AM
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) earned a lot of respect from civil libertarians several weeks ago when he emerged as this country's foremost Fourth Amendment advocate. Rand tried single-handedly to stop some of the more authoritarian aspects of the Patriot...
| May 28, 2011
| 12:24 PM
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a GOP candidate for president, refused to back down from Fox News' Sean Hannity on the issue of legalizing marijuana last night.
In a 20-minute segment on Hannity's show, Johnson fared relatively well in an interview...
| May 12, 2011
| 12:58 PM
A couple days ago, I pointed out on this blog that rapper Common isn't the monster some Republicans are making him out to be. In fact, he has lyrics that many conservatives could agree with, such as those that make the case for a pro-life world view. ...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 2:58 PM
Just one week after a winning interview with comedian Jon Stewart, Fox News host Chris Wallace stumbled in his conversation with what looked like a much friendlier guest, Michele Bachmann, the hottest new GOP presidential candidate.
In response to what...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Let's clear the air with regard to who is writing to you. I registered as a Republican while I was in serving in the U.S. Navy in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1972. I am politically to the right of Rush Limbaugh, admire Sean Hannity and think that the tea...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:56 AM
Outside of CNN's performance on the night of Iowa caucuses, no one's election-related TV coverage excited me as much as that provided by Politico last week on Super Tuesday.
I heard and saw it on C-SPAN radio and TV. Politico had been streaming such...
| May 8, 2012
| 9:14 AM
I have been putting off this post for a couple of weeks. It's about Mike Bordick's performance on MASN as an analyst on Orioles games.
It started with a colleague, who is usually a keen observer of sports media, casually stopping me in the newsroom to...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Honestly, I have been thinking about this segment on Sean Hannity's Wednesday night show for the last 24 hours trying to figure out if it a great cable news segment or the embodiment of so much of what is wrong with prime-time cable news TV.
I am not...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 5:32 PM
Bob Ehrlich is taking his own advice, as offered in the title of his new book, "Turn This Car Around." The former governor is putting Maryland in his rear-view mirror.
"The book is not for a Maryland audience," the former governor said Tuesday as he...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 10:41 AM
Former Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is joining the legions of politicians who have penned books to advance their political ideas -- and careers. (Remember a not-so-well-known politician named Barack Obama and his 2004 book, "Dreams from My Father"?...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Here's another $10,000 wager for which Mitt Romney won't find many takers: We bet the public is disappointed with the choices for president of the United States in 2012. That's a pretty remarkable circumstance given that the general election is still...
| May 27, 2011
Maryland is no stranger to movies and TV, but with the filming of the HBO political drama "Game Change" here, our small state has taken on its toughest role ever -- Alaska.
Yet production designer Michael Corenblith and set decorator Tiffany Zappulla...