| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Should Ted Cruz really go rushing off to get rid of his Canadian citizenship as if it were some awful disease?
The Texas Republican senator and tea party darling was born in Canada to a U.S. mother and Cuban father who were working in Calgary, Alberta,...
| Jun 4, 2012
Maryland politicians are dismayed by the latest closing of the Sparrows Point steel mill and the loss of its remaining jobs, but on a broader national scale the die was cast in the 1970s, when extreme hubris in the U.S. steel and fabricating industries...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 2:44 PM
WASHINGTON, DC -- President Barack Obama announced Monday that White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is stepping down and will be replaced by Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew.
Two senior Obama aides told CNN that Daley will stay in his...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"My rival in this race," Barack Obama announced early in 2007, "is not other candidates. It's cynicism."
It's now clear that what he meant by this was other people's cynicism -- not his own.
As you may recall, President Obama came into office a very...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 3:23 PM
As Rick Santorum's poll numbers rise, so do the Mitt Romney attacks. This week the Romney campaign, directly and through surrogates, have attacked Rick Santorum as “big labor’s favorite senator.”
But that’s not how Pennsylvania...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 10:24 AM
The conservative Club for Growth, once run by Pat Toomey, listed Democrat Bob Casey at the very bottom of all U.S. Senators in promoting "pro-growth policies."
The club, through its political action committee, has worked to purge Capitol Hill of...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:21 PM
A few moments after Julianne Moore appears in HBO's "Game Change" as Sarah Palin, Tina Fey's hilarious impersonation is forgotten.
"They are performing political satire," Moore says of the "Saturday Night Live" skits. "This is about illuminating the 60...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Disputes over the government's sugar program break down regionally rather than politically. It pits lawmakers from states like Pennsylvania where candy making is big business against those from states where sugar is grown.
Helping to lead the candy...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in for the second time as president of the United States, he faces the stark reality that little of what he hopes to accomplish in a second term will likely come to pass. Mr. Obama occupies an office that many assume...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
I would like to add some points to former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich's column "How the welfare state has grown" (April 7).
Mr. Ehrlich fails to mention the fact that every president since Lyndon Johnson, beginning in 1964, has raided the Social Security...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Hundreds of Green Party members arrived Thursday in Baltimore to pick a candidate for president, even as the party has been forced to scramble for a spot on Maryland's ballot this fall.
The national convention, which is taking place at the University...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Ask U.S. Sen. Bob Casey where he veers from President Barack Obama and he'll tell you it's on the issue of free trade. When Obama pressed Congress to pass three free trade agreements last year, Casey was among a small group of Democrats to refuse,...