| May 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The hawks are squawking. Congressional conservatives and the right-wing media are blasting President Barack Obama for going soft on the Syrians. The president insists there is a "game-changing" red line the Syrian government will have crossed if it is...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:38 AM
The sweeping immigration bill outlined by a bipartisan group of eight senators this week represents the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. immigration system in more than a quarter-century. It's also probably Congress' best chance this year to...
| Apr 19, 2013
Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Mitt Romney's rigid position on illegal immigration and embrace of Kris Kobach, former law professor and architect of a law to rid Arizona of illegal aliens, may well cost him the fall election, even if helps him win the Republican nomination.
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:30 AM
Jon Stewart was having some fun Tuesday with the seemingly tepid endorsement some leading Republicans have bestowed upon Mitt Romney.
He pointed to the one where John McCain called him the wrong name. Another from former New York Gov. George Pataki who...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:43 AM
We all know what will be on this weekend at the Governor's Mansion in Annapolis.
At 9 p.m. on Saturday, at least.
Gov. Martin O'Malleyseems pretty jazzed about the premier of HBO's movie about Sarah Palin starring Julianne Moore.
| May 14, 2011
| 2:06 PM
The last time Victoria Dinatale had an acting gig was in 1978, when she played a tree in a North Carroll High School production of a play whose name she can't even recall.
But she still remembers the thrill of the spotlight, which is what drew her and...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Seeing HBO's latest trailer for "Game Change," the made-for-TV version of the 2008 GOP presidential campaign with John McCain and Sarah Palin, brought back memories of the early days of Z on TV when I was doing media-and-politics 24/7 -- and loving it....
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:57 PM
I just walked out of a dark room after spending two hours with the screener for "Game Change," the HBO film about the 2008 Republican presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Based on a best-selling, non-fiction book about the historic race,...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Last week, I wrote about HBO's "Game Change" right after screening the two-hour film about the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin. You can read it here.
I described the film as "so political in so many good ways," and predicted...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 6:37 AM
Remember the Baltimore sightings of Ed Harris, Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson last summer?
Well, here's the trailer for the HBO film they were shooting here, "Game Change," a docudrama about the 2008 presidential election that focuses on the GOP...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:13 PM
And the hits keep coming ...
Yesterday, I wrote about complaints lodged by members of Sarah Palin's Alaska posse against HBO's "Game Change," a film about the 2008 GOP presidential campaign that is scheduled to premiere March 10.
You should know that...