| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:49 AM
For those not attuned to such things, the right-wing media has spent much of the week jumping up and down about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance on ABC-TV last Sunday morning. His offense? He dared suggest that there was a "racial component" from...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America across the United States' southern border in recent months has raised a knotty problem for Congress and President Barack Obama: What do you call thousands of children illegally entering the country...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:15 AM
While I am pleased that gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan submitted a letter to the Baltimore Sun affirming his support for access to birth control, it did not go far enough to answer how he feels about a woman's right to choose ("Hogan: Hobby Lobby...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Dan Rodricks' column "Excuses aside, Maryland voter turnout an embarrassment" (June 25) resonated with me. I did vote in last month's primary election. I am embarrassed for people who are entitled to vote but did not and am saddened by the lackluster...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Despite a recent spike in violence in Edgewood that included a fatal shooting and several non-fatal stabbings over a four-day period last month, major crimes in much of Harford County have decreased significantly in the first half of 2014 compared with...
| Jul 7, 2014
Last week, D.C. Vote, a 40,000-member advocacy group pushing for District of Columbia voting rights, called on supporters to boycott Eastern Shore vacation spots — including Ocean City — this summer. Outgoing D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray even...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Primary races settled this week reflect the underlying divide in the Maryland's minority party, pitting Republicans who stand on conservative principle against those who are willing to be more pragmatic as the underdogs in a blue state.
In some cases...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Like June bugs dropping at the first hint of summer's heat, the swarms of primary candidates in Howard County are gone. With each party's picks made, county Democrats and Republicans can unite behind their candidates and campaigns can refocus with just...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Now that Republicans have chosen their candidate in November's race for Anne Arundel County executive, Democrat George F. Johnson IV says he's eager to begin the campaign.
"It's time to roll our sleeves up," said Johnson, who faces Republican Steve Schuh...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Democrat Anthony G. Brown took the stage at a Democratic unity event Thursday night and planted a kiss squarely on his former political rival, Del. Heather Mizeur.
It was, after all, a “kiss and make up” party to mend the wounds from the...
| Jul 6, 2014
"If the Supreme Court will not protect women's access to health care, then Democrats will. ... It's time that five men on the Supreme Court stop deciding what happens to women."
— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Such over-the-top rhetoric will...
| Jul 6, 2014
Havre de Grace, which is no stranger to a good time, was at its festive best Saturday with the city's annual Independence Day parade and carnival.
"We enjoyed it," Sean Sullivan of North East said as he sat with his son, Sam, 8, and daughter Katie, 3,...