| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Twenty-eight out of 36 — no, that was not my batting average this past softball season. Rather, these are numbers that everyone in America should be concerned about.
As we lurch inexorably toward the 2016 Presidential election, we are waiting...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I know it's disturbingly early to get into this, but here is my out-of-nowhere prediction for the 2016 presidential race: Hillary Clinton vs. Rand Paul.
Ms. Clinton is an easy pick. She was on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart on Tuesday night looking...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:20 AM
For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:29 AM
The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a version of the old...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Nobody brings out the Republican long knives quite like Hillary Clinton does, and this week, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart coined the perfect name for it: "Brainghazi." It's the merging of the umpteenth investigation of Benghazi with the latest slander...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:28 AM
The state's teachers union blasted Democrat Douglas F. Gansler Tuesday morning about his new ads in the governor's race that call for "skill over seniority" in the classroom.
In Gansler's 30-second spot about education that began airing in Baltimore...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Two things jumped out at me in the article "Candidates for governor differ on economic plans" (May 10). One was the proposals by Republicans to lower taxes and state expenditures to increase over-all economic activity in the state and the statement by...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:39 PM
The centrist shift of the Republican Party, first observed last fall with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's landslide re-election, continued this week with GOP establishment candidates defeating tea party challengers in primary races. The most visible...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Gov. Chris Christie, beleaguered back in New Jersey and in the national media over the scandal of contrived traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, unveiled his strategy for putting his 2016 presidential aspirations back on track the other day...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Why is Martin O'Malley running for the democratic presidential nomination when everyone on the planet knows it belongs to Hillary Clinton?
After all, he is not a man known for flights of fantasy. And, according to a Baltimore Sun poll, most...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to his own television...