| Jan 28, 2012
| 5:16 PM
Frank and Joanne McShalley don't think of themselves as rich. He works for an insurance company. She's an office manager. They've got two kids in Baltimore County Catholic schools.
The family isn't hurting, but with the costs of running a household ...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:13 PM
Nobody asked me but ... if one is urged to support small retailers during the holiday shopping season, one might expect the municipalities in which they are located to take a holiday on parking tickets. Consider what happened to Debbie Bakalich when she...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Polling on the 2016 presidential contest has already started, and Gov. Martin O'Malley has jumped out to a better-than 2-to-1 lead -- over last place finisher Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer.
That's if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley will have a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC next month -- another example of his burgeoning leadership role in the Democratic party.
He was one of six speakers announced early this morning by the...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 7:57 AM
It was a popular idea five years ago: make sure every state had high-security driver's licenses to thwart terrorism at airports.
But the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Real ID system faces opposition from states still reeling from recession. ...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 3:41 PM
On Monday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is set to unfurl the most ambitious legislative agenda of his six years in office. By Thursday evening, he's scheduled to be 200 miles north in a Midtown Manhattan hotel, schmoozing with contributors to the...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The next two and a half months appear destined to provide a defining moment for Gov.Martin O'Malley's second term in office. If his agenda for the remainder of this General Assembly session doesn't match the intensity of his effort during 2007's special...
| May 16, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The General Assembly's speedy embrace of Gov. Martin O'Malley's income tax increases this week cleaned up a political mess in Annapolis, but the rate hikes could come back to haunt the Democrat if he seeks national office when his time in the governor's...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:24 AM
The Preakness Stakes arrives at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday absent one of the event's hallowed traditions. Sure, there will be sundresses and hats, black-eyed Susans, drunken infield revelry and, in a recent addition to the bill, faux-mythological...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Global warming should be more in the news, with interviews with climatologists and scientists who study weather. There has been much coverage of the destruction wrought by Superstorm Sandy, but little about the changing weather patterns that cause such...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 3:38 PM
— Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took center stage before a convention of New Hampshire Democrats Saturday, rallying the faithful in a state important to his party's hopes to hold the White House in November — and to his own future should he...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:33 PM
No, New York State Racing and Wagering Board, Dale Romans does not like your innovation known as the Belmont Stakes barn.
"The barn is ridiculous," Romans, trainer of Belmont second-favorite Dullahan, said Thursday. "There's too many horses in there...