| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:31 AM
More was definitely less for President Barack Obama Wednesday night in the first televised presidential debate.
The president spoke for 42 minutes and 50 seconds, while GOP candidate Mitt Romney only 38 minutes and 32 seconds by CNN's count.
But in TV...
| Oct 5, 2012
The old caution, "Be careful what you wish for because you may get it," certainly applied to the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney. It was civil, respectful and generally devoid of frivolous personal...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:30 PM
(Updates at end with response from NewsHour) With the word Tuesday that "NewsHour" was shutting down offices and laying off employees, it's time to ask the question: Just how much of the this one-time PBS bedrock is actually left?
In fact, let's go a...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Mitt Romney may have won the first presidential debate, but what stuck in many people's minds was his threat to fire Big Bird. Apparently, Mr. Romney thinks America's debt problem can be fixed by picking up pennies along Sesame Street.
Pressed to explain...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Sal D'Avella's letter on Mitt Romney's budget proposal proves once again that one can attack or defend any idea ("Move over, Big Bird," Oct. 11). Four-hundred-fifty million dollars could indeed hire a lot of teachers.
However, did Mr. D'Avella do any...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 7:51 PM
What's next for Wes Moore?
In recent months, the best-selling author, Rhodes scholar and TV show host has been attending political events, volunteering in Baltimore's schools, writing op-ed pieces on public policy and talking about government affairs on...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
OK, now, let me see. There are nearly 315 million people living in the United States, and the Center for Public Broadcasting gets $445 million a year from the federal budget. That means each person pays a little more than a buck a year, or, to be a bit...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Unless you waited in line for five days to get one of the coveted audience seats at the Supreme Court, you probably experienced this week's oral arguments on same-sex marriage as something of a Ken Burns film.
Websites and TV broadcasters played audio of...
| Nov 1, 2012
Be glad you don't live in Ohio. It's a fine old state with pretty towns, friendly people and a fairly healthy economy. But over the last six months, its citizens have endured a volume of political advertising unequaled in the history of Western...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:37 PM
If four years ago they voted for historic change, on Tuesday, Maryland supporters of President Barack Obama cast their ballots for patience.
"I figure that in four years, he couldn't have done everything to right the course after the previous...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:18 PM
Several dozen people turned out Tuesday evening in Towson to share the final stop on the 2012 general election.
"Election 2012: Returns After Dark," was held at the Towson Library, and featured a Johns Hopkins professor providing instant insight into...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Forget the broadcast networks of ABC, NBC and CBS.
And forget PBS, too, unless you are part of the minority that doesn't have cable or online access. Public television simply doesn't have the resources any longer to do any kind of original, first-rate...