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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • A victory for creatures of the state

    A victory for creatures of the state
    The Progressives won on Tuesday. I don't mean the people who voted Democrat who call themselves "progressive." Though they won, too. I mean the Progressives who've been waging a century-long effort to transform our American-style government into a...
  • The real reason Obama won

    The real reason Obama won
    Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory is a good place to start for some perspective on the recent presidential election. Within its gray stone walls, the tumultuous 1912 Democratic National Convention played a major scene in the political drama that...
  • Obama 2.0

    Obama 2.0
    In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama laid out clearly and forcefully the philosophy that animates his presidency and placed it in context of America's history and values. He believes in individual initiative and hard work, in the...
  • Michelle Obama is fashion icon with an affordable, accessible style

    Her affinity for sleeveless frocks has caused a buying frenzy and inspired people to turn to workouts for toning their arms. She has become a highly coveted canvas for fashion designers and retailers. She steals the scene in pointed-toe flats, colored...
  • Liberal obsession with race is growing old

    Liberal obsession with race is growing old
    When will liberals stop living in the past? Specifically, when will they accept that they aren't all that stands between a wonderful, tolerant America and Jim Crow? I was in the room when, during the Democratic National Convention, civil rights hero...
  • Will it be Clinton? Cuomo? Warren?

    Will it be Clinton? Cuomo? Warren?
    Shortly after the 1988 presidential election, pollsters asked Democrats whom they favored to be their party's nominee in 1992. The strongest candidates were Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Gov. Mario M. Cuomo of New York. The governor of...
  • Job creators, or return seekers?

    Job creators, or return seekers?
    The almost two decades since the Clinton tax increase in 1993 have constituted a mighty experiment in macroeconomics. That period — more than a quarter of the entire postwar era — is divided into two periods of almost one half each, the...
  • Figaro Project gives admirable premiere of 'Camelot Requiem'

    Figaro Project gives admirable premiere of 'Camelot Requiem'
    Since "Nixon in China," the 1987 masterwork by John Adams that launched what some wag described as a new genre labeled "CNN Opera," contemporary events have been fairer game than ever for composers and librettists. The list of newsy operas, which...
  • Anti-Obama conspiracy theorists' creativity knows no bounds

    Anti-Obama conspiracy theorists' creativity knows no bounds
    In addition to the relentless onslaught of mostly negative ads from the Romney and Obama campaigns and their affiliated super PACs, the good people of Ohio are finding themselves targeted by a right-wing conspiracy maven who is dispensing a DVD that...
  • Isaiah 'Ike' Dixon, state delegate from Baltimore

    Isaiah 'Ike' Dixon, state delegate from Baltimore
    Isaiah Dixon Jr., a jazz fan, world traveler and four-term state delegate from Baltimore City whose accomplishments included introducing a bill that made cross burnings a felony in Maryland, died of heart failure April 26 at Stella Maris Hospice in...
  • Obama has failed the nation

    I grew up in a Democratic home. My Dad was always very aware of what was happening in government. We have copies of letters Dad wrote to the politicians of his day and the responses he received. Dad kept a chart on the fridge of all the local, state and...
  • Charlotte speech gives O'Malley a shot at advancement, redemption

    Charlotte speech gives O'Malley a shot at advancement, redemption
    When Gov. Martin O'Malley takes the stage at the Democratic convention to give the most important speech of his political career, he'll have to deliver on one deceptively simple goal: He'll need to make people want to hear more. As an increasingly...