| Jan 23, 2011
Steve Walters has a modest proposal that makes Baltimore homeowners cheer and government bean-counters wince: slash the city's property tax rate in half.
The Loyola University Maryland economics professor, pointing to the modern rebirths of San Francisco...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 3:41 AM
If you weren't watching MSNBC Tuesday night, you missed not only a great night of American politics, but also a glimpse of some of the forces that will shape the big war of 2012 that's heating up.
First of all, thanks and much praise to MSNBC for putting...
| Mar 9, 2012
After winning six Super Tuesday state contests -- the primaries in Ohio, Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia, and the Idaho and Alaska caucuses -- Mitt Romney has reason to crow. Instead, he may be asking himself: If this is victory, what must defeat feel...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 9:41 AM
The name "Constellation Energy" will still be around. The energy trading firm will still be doing much the same thing it ever has in a large, new building on Baltimore's waterfront. It will have somewhat fewer employees, but it will, at least for the next...
| May 11, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden was accused of committing another gaffe the other day when he declared on a Sunday television talk showthat he was "absolutely comfortable" with the idea of same-sex marriage. His crime supposedly was that he embarrassed his boss,...
| May 25, 2012
That pop you may or may not have heard the other day was the bursting pipedream of a centrist presidential candidate outside the establishment parties. The organizers of a group calling itself Americans Elect decided to close shop after failing to find...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Every week on the lecture trail, I meet progressives who are demoralized and/or infuriated by Barack Obama's performance as president. They insist that they will not work for him again or even vote for him. Many have signed petitions saying as much....
| Mar 20, 2012
| 3:00 AM
As the Republicans continue to fret over Mitt Romney's authenticity or lack thereof, the Democrats unleashed their version in Ohio the other day by sending Vice President Joe Bidento a United Auto Workers hall in Toledo. Talk about sending coals to...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Talk about a Friday afternoon dump: Keith Olbermann and his $50-million, five-year contract dumped by Al Gore's audience-challenged Current TV after less than a year on-air.
There is no shortage of meat for analysts to chew on these bones, and that is...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Former vice president Al Gore's Climate Reality Project is the topic of a program at the West Laurel Civic Association's meeting on Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the West Laurel Community Building, 16501 Supplee Lane (off Brooklyn Bridge Road).
| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:38 AM
The West Laurel Civic Association is sponsoring a very special presentation Thursday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the West Laurel Community Building. Kara Ball, a director at the National Wildlife Federation, will present the Climate Reality Project, which...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 8:23 PM
After having written numerous pieces in recent years arguing how crucial it is to have a 24/7 cable news channel that presents fact-based journalism without a a bias to the right or the left, I have to admit I am troubled by the admission from David...