| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Jack W. Germond, the irascible, portly columnist and commentator who was a fixture on the American political scene for nearly 50 years, including nearly 20 of them in The Baltimore Sun's Washington bureau, died Wednesday morning of chronic obstructive...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Remember all the big, high-sounding media talk right after the massacre at Sandy Hook about how maybe now we will have a "national dialogue" about guns? Remember how many members of the media vowed to put aside their own little, selfish, partisan...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 2:45 PM
When Wes Moore swings a sledgehammer, he does it with his whole body, with the easy confidence of someone who's used to manual labor.
It's early on a Saturday morning, and Wes is one of a couple dozen volunteers who have gathered in the Oliver...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 6:25 AM
President Barack Obama no longer needs Gov. Martin O'Malley as a top campaign surrogate, and the Democratic Governors Association is set to elect someone else as its chairman on Monday when the group meets in Los Angeles.
But neither development is...
| Nov 16, 2012
As the dust settles in the wake of the latest presidential election, where can the open-minded voter turn these days for reasonably unbiased analysis and commentary on the state of political affairs?
It's a challenge in this era of talk radio and cable...
| May 11, 2012
| 7:21 PM
Thursday morning, ABC senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper posted a TwitPic of "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts with the cutline "woman of the hour."
I can appreciate a newsperson congratulating a colleague, and I have to admit I...
| May 26, 2012
| 3:23 PM
I have been meaning to write a big piece about CBS News and "This Morning" for two weeks. But other assignments took precedence, so now I'll have to write a much smaller piece a day late after the network has already celebrated 100 days of its revamped...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Having endured two last-weekend debate assaults on his self-styled citizen candidacy, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney looks to today's Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire to bolster his front-runner status. But win or lose, he is likely...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 11:23 AM
Political frienemies Martin O'Malley and Bob McDonnell made their latest joint appearance Sunday morning — this time on NBC's "Meet the Press," the nation's premier Sunday morning talk show.
The two make an attractive pair for Washington TV...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Live from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown in recent days: a calm, confident and casually dressed Gov. Martin O'Malley issuing hour-by-hour reports about Hurricane Irene.
He predicted a "monster storm." He urged Ocean...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:47 PM
It might have been back in February when he got under the skin of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on CBS' "Face the Nation."
Or maybe it was in May when he went toe to toe with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on NBC's "Meet the Press."
None of the...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Talk about two political careers going in opposite directions.
Last Sunday, I wrote about the top Sunday morning public affairs shows like "Meet the Press" falling in love with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and booking him every chance they get.