| Mar 26, 2012
| 3:49 PM
It was 1942 when the U.S. Supreme Court decided that Congress could influence wheat prices by telling farmers how much they could grow.
So the idea that Congress mandate that all Americans buy health insurance isn't that far-fetched and has legal...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Last week, theU.S. Supreme Courtheard six hours of oral arguments for and against the constitutionality of the new health care law. As a small business owner, I am not a constitutional scholar, but I can definitively say this: the Affordable Care Act is...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 5:20 PM
Standing under a stormy sky, Bill Stankiewicz got chills as he looked toward the old brick building that once housed the Catholic Community middle school in South Baltimore.
"It's kind of creepy," he said, rubbing goose bumps along his forearms. He hadn'...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:16 PM
A wealthy Potomac businessman whose very candidacy challenged state Democratic leaders won a hotly contested congressional primary in Western Maryland on Tuesday, setting up a battle for the seat in November that will help decide control of the House of...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Maryland continued its aggressive implementation of health care change Thursday despite uncertainty surrounding the issue nationally, as the General Assembly passed legislation to create open markets where people will buy insurance.
The law to set up the...
| May 15, 2012
| 10:08 AM
If money is the mother's milk of politics, then America's big corporations are Big Mama, and Big Baby is the Republican Party suckling at the enormous bosom of business. Democrats, meanwhile, are abandoned brats scrounging for nourishment wherever they...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Thomas Stephen Szasz, arguably the world's foremost psychiatrist, died Sept. 8. 2012. Former psychiatrist and current columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote that "Szasz is the kind of author no one reads but everyone knows about."
That's unfortunate. Too...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:14 AM
Maryland's highest court rejected a request to reconsider an April ruling that blocks state law enforcement from collecting DNA samples when a suspect is arrested, court officials said Friday.
The decision puts the case on track for an appeal to the U.S....
| Nov 6, 2012
| 4:41 AM
The number of early voters in Howard County was the highest ever recorded in the county, but more than 80 percent of registered voters still have the option of heading to the polls Tuesday.
Slightly more than 16 percent of Howard County registered...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Marylanders made history Tuesday as they voted to make same-sex marriage legal — a question that had been defeated each of the 32 times it had been on the ballot in other states.
"To Maryland's children – please know that you and your...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Polls opened in Laurel at 7 a.m. today, with parking lots full and voters greeting a cool morning, with temperatures below freezing.
At Laurel Woods Elementary, the lines were long and things were a "little tense" in the first hour after election...
| Nov 10, 2012
As a longtime Federal Hill business owner, Penny Troutner cheered the passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law.
Not only does the owner of Light Street Cycles believe it's a matter of fairness, she believes it's good for business. That goes for...