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The most common complaint from people who email me about my columns is that the federal government is horrible: Too big and growing too fast, too corrupt and wasteful, and providing too many benefits to too many Americans. If we just shrink the...
Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to meet Thursday with the family of a Russian lawyer whose death sparked an international outcry over human rights in that country, renewing focus on a controversy that has complicated U.S.-Russian relations at a sensitive...
What's the biggest political lesson of 2012? Some say it's that money doesn't count all that much. Even though billionaires and big corporations poured huge amounts into the 2012 election, they lost big. They learned the lesson and won't try to buy...
Last Friday, Paul Ryan, the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee, made the most populist speech of this campaign season. "It's the people who are politically connected, it's the people who have access to Washington that get the breaks," he...
MEET THE CANDIDATES When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
With so many tens of millions of dollars flowing into political campaigns anonymously this year, it's hard to believe anyone would oppose some minimum level of disclosure. After all, it was Justice Anthony Kennedy who wrote in the infamous Citizens United...
The Anne Arundel County police official who wants a federal probe into his agency is asking the County Council to investigate how a member learned about a personnel complaint against him that he contends the council member raised publicly to try to...
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on Monday requested a meeting with Wal-Mart officials in response to allegations that the retailer covered up a bribery scheme to expand its business in...
Campaigning on foot along a stretch of tidy brick rowhouses in East Baltimore, joined by a small entourage of family members, campaign consultants and volunteers, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young rarely needs an introduction. "Whassup,...
1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as council president. I have been involved with independent party politics since 1992, fighting with my colleagues against the powers that be (in...
The Baltimore SunIf you want to get a sense of how desperate things have become in Rupert Murdoch's empire, take a look at this editorial in today's Wall Street Journal. To cast what is happening in the UK -- and what certainly seems headed for the US -- as the work of...
With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...
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