| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Foremost on my mind as the days lengthen is where I might get my ocean "fix" once summer arrives. Sometimes I crave the New Jersey shore where I vacationed as a kid, other times the Maryland beaches since I lived there during summers in college.
| Dec 13, 2012
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...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 6:48 PM
— Gov. Martin O'Malley took the stage Saturday at a high school in this early presidential primary state, telling an auditorium of South Carolina Democrats that his principles worked in Maryland — and they'd work elsewhere.
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:04 AM
In his recent State of the State speech, Gov. Martin O'Malley said, "Our story, Maryland's story, is the story of better choices and better results."
This is certainly the kind of high rhetorical flourish we have come to expect from state leaders during...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Bowing to pressure from some fellow Democrats in the legislature, Gov. Martin O'Malley has signaled a willingness to compromise on at least one element in the package of new gun restrictions he proposed in the aftermath of last year's school shooting in...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a big lead in an early presidential primary poll in New Hampshire released Thursday, underscoring the challenge Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has before him should he decide to seek the Democratic nomination...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Gov. Martin O’Malley urged the General Assembly on Wednesday to approve an unabashedly liberal agenda that includes repeal of the state’s death penalty, new curbs on guns and spending for construction projects that create jobs.
| Jan 18, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Haven't we had enough of Gov. Martin O'Malley's political grandstanding? Trying to one-up New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not a substitute for governing ("O'Malley to focus on guns," Jan. 10).
Maryland already has more gun laws than necessary. Pandering...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Among the key disclosures during the on-going gun control debate is the amazing lack of historical knowledge of the Constitution ("Obama pledges fight for gun laws," Jan. 17). When apparently well-educated political leaders such as Gov. Andrew Cuomo of...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Sitting around a broad table in a nondescript office in Reisterstown last week, more than a dozen mental health advocates, medical professionals and law enforcement officials stared tensely at one another.
Nearly a month after the state-created task...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Many Republicans and some conservative Democratic legislators in Annapolis believe the Maryland General Assembly has become a proving ground for the presidential ambitions of Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The governor's critics believe that by pushing issues...
| 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...