| Jul 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There is one necessary condition for the selection of a vice president, and that is whether the individual has the experience and capacity to become president of the United States on Day One. Nine vice presidents have succeeded to the presidency upon...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:47 PM
It might have been back in February when he got under the skin of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on CBS' "Face the Nation."
Or maybe it was in May when he went toe to toe with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on NBC's "Meet the Press."
None of the...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:52 PM
The opportunity to vote in a highly charged presidential election and on several closely contested ballot questions drew Marylanders back to the polls Wednesday, keeping the state's early voting turnout on a record pace.
After a two-day break for...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Mitt Romney's income tax returns may contain some surprises that he does not want the world to know about, but they are hardly his only secrets. His biggest secret, the question he has not answered through the entire campaign, the one that bothers...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
With his nomination as the Republican candidate for president all but wrapped up, Mitt Romney now faces the challenging task of selecting a running mate. What was once a fairly ho-hum matter (the running gag in the 1931 Gershwin musical lampooning...
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 6:06 PM
— Hazel Cropper, for years the fastest crab picker in this city built on its seafood industry, worries about the storm drain a few feet from her living room.
As volunteers assessed the damage Superstorm Sandy caused to her home, the 74-year-old...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The Sun editorial "The GOP confronts its 'stuffy old men' problem" (March 19) was right on the mark. My solution is to divide the Republican Party in two.
One part would consist of the conservatives, the religious right, the tea party, Sarah Palin, Newt...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:19 PM
In a move that will help some 800 Maryland families affected by the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Congress approved $10 billion in emergency funding Friday for the federal flood insurance program.
The hastily scheduled votes came in response to criticism...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Employees at the Aberdeen Proving Ground office of New Jersey-based information technology firm Symbolic Systems Inc. – many of whom have ties to the Garden State – have helped raise $11,000 for Superstorm Sandy relief programs in New Jersey....
| Mar 10, 2013
My columnist and television pundit gigs have me thinking a great deal about the relative positions of the two parties heading into the midterm election cycle.
For starters, the Democrats are ahead. Last November's elections gave the president a...
| 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.