| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:34 AM
It's a beautiful thing: Thousands of people in Western Maryland — that cradle of rural conservatism and fed-up secessionists who want to declare their independence as the country's 51st state — are now eligible for affordable health...
| Oct 2, 2013
Ledecky, Pelton, Kalisz nominated for Golden Goggle Awards
Olympic gold medalist and world champion Katie Ledecky of Bethesda received nominations for four USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards, including Female Athlete of the Year. The awards...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:18 AM
The federal government has shut down. And it's the Republicans' fault — period.
Let's stipulate that most congressional Republicans are truly worried about federal spending and the national debt and honestly believe the Affordable Care Act is...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Given what he said recently about solving Baltimore's crime problem, one imagines Martin O'Malley charging into the dressing room of a police district station, flipping the poker table upside down and yelling, "Get off your butts, you guys, and go...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:52 PM
Terps' Hendy earns conference honor
Maryland junior defensive back A.J. Hendy was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Back of the Week on Monday. Hendy recovered two fumbles and returned an interception 28 yards for a...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The GOP's attempt to de-fund the "Affordable Care Act" (aka "Obamacare") is somewhat complicated, but I will attempt to bring it together for you.
We begin with the fact of universal Republican opposition to the law. Not one Republican supported...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:36 PM
Charity ride through Md. begins today
Kris Bailey helped organize a charity bike ride that will cover 365 miles throughout Maryland, mostly because she saw a need that struck close to home. Never mind that the proceeds from the five-day event...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Led by 49-year-old Carroll County resident Scott Strzelczyk, some residents from Maryland's five westernmost counties want to secede from the Old Line State and start their own, fifty-first state.
Here's an alternative suggestion for the folks who've...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 5:01 AM
In the immediate and lasting aftermath of the unspeakable evil of September 11, 2001, America united. The courage of our military heroes and the reputation, strength and resolve of the United States daily honors the victims of the attacks. May God bless...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:17 AM
As we appear to be in a public-comment period regarding the proposed secession of five western counties from Maryland, I have a few additional observations to offer. But let me start with a summary of reasons for the separatist movement provided in dozens...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
From graffiti on buses ("Virgin. Teach your kids it's not a dirty world") to posters of chickens in tennis shoes ("What do you call a guy who makes a baby, then flies the coop?") to the heart-rending pleas of real teens ("Mom. Dad. Talk to me. I need...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:00 AM
I just returned from a pleasant trip to the mountains and rivers of Garrett County to the dismaying news that a group of conservative Republicans want Garrett and four other Maryland counties to break away and form the 51st state so they can live...