| Dec 20, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Now that the seven Republican presidential hopefuls have had their last televised debate before the Jan. 3 Iowa precinct caucuses, they have barely two weeks of on-the-ground campaigning to answer the two key questions facing the voters.
The big one...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:55 AM
The U.S. Supreme Courtupheld the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law Thursday, ruling that the government may impose tax penalties on people who do not have health insurance.
The court's long-awaited ruling rejected a broad legal...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Both Eileen Ambrose ("Oppose health care act at your own risk," April 1) and Dan Rodricks ("Razing the JFX, lowering O's expectations," April 3) miss the issue before the Supreme Court. The issue has nothing to do with the provisions of the Patient...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:32 AM
By voting to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.erased concerns that the Supreme Court had become captive to a political rather than a legal agenda. As he promised to do during his confirmation...
| Jun 29, 2012
In the twinkling of an eye, the Supreme Court's surprising decision to uphold the bulk of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has greatly helped President Barack Obama in the continuing fight over it in the 2012 presidential election....
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Why not just cut open a goat and be done with it?
In ancient Rome, a special kind of priest called a haruspex would "read" the entrails of sheep to divine the will of the gods, the health of the growing season, or whatever else was weighing on the...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Maryland has long held claim to the notion that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, or the right to "keep and bear arms," did not apply to the states. In doing so, they have and continue to deny it's citizenry that right to be fully...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Thanks to Dan Rodricks for shining the spotlight on that annoying expression, "spot on" ("Razing the JFX, lowering O's expectations," April 2). It is a British way of thinking that something can be perfectly correct, while in America we know that...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 5:57 AM
A fundamental war has been waged in this nation since its founding, between progressive forces pushing us forward and regressive forces pulling us backward.
We are going to battle once again.
Progressives believe in openness, equal opportunity and...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 9:19 AM
In George Orwell's novel "1984," the unblinking eye of government surveillance is omnipresent and inescapable. Orwell could not have known what technology would one day make his nightmare scenario possible, but he could foresee that whatever it was, the...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I really wanted to love the Supreme Court's decision Monday in United States v. Jones. As one deeply committed to personal liberty and restrained government, what's not to love when the nation's highest court finds the police must obtain a warrant...
| Nov 1, 2005
WASHINGTON // At a crucial moment for his leadership, President Bush has picked a fight he was trying to avoid.
Last month, Bush was deemed too weak politically to risk a pitched battle with Democrats as he fills the seat of retiring Justice Sandra Day...