| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Retail analysts reported a curious trend this Black Friday. On the traditional first shopping day of the Christmas season, the number of visits to malls, big box stores and other retailers increased, according to the analytics firm ShopperTrak, but the...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:09 AM
It would be tempting to call the 2012 election the year of the woman — if only for the record number headed for the U.S. Senate and their instrumental role in re-electing President Barack Obama — but it was also the year of the Latino, the...
| Jun 19, 2011
For 35 years, Ron Ryba dreamed of a reunion with the infant son he and his high-school sweetheart had given up for adoption. Two days before Father's Day, that dream came true over burgers and beer at a Wilmington, Del., restaurant.
| Sep 3, 2012
| 8:39 PM
When Gov. Martin O'Malley takes the stage at the Democratic convention to give the most important speech of his political career, he'll have to deliver on one deceptively simple goal: He'll need to make people want to hear more.
As an increasingly...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• The age of psychobabble: Weiner...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 2:42 PM
If you're like many people, when you think of New Jersey, you probably think of larger-than-life gangsters bullying everyone around them.
Television and pop culture have ingrained this image in our minds, but, graciously, the modern-day politicians of...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:24 AM
A couple weeks back, Obama impersonator Reggie Brown was given the boot from a Republican conference after he apparently offended organizers by using racial humor.
On HBO this weekend, liberal comedian Bill Maher contended that Brown's act was halted...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 5:03 PM
Usually, rude people aren't well-liked. They're not popular. They don't get elected president of their college's student government association, let alone governor of a densely populated state.
But somehow with the current governor of New Jersey,...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 4:30 AM
I can't get past the fact that Maryland is the richest state in the country, but we are last in job creation. Why is that so?
Let's compare Maryland with nearby New Jersey. For one thing, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn't waver. He knows what the...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 9:47 AM
Don't let your feelings one way or the other about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stop you from thinking dispassionately about what he has to say about the perils of state-run public television systems like the one we have in Maryland.
| Jul 6, 2011
| 7:15 AM
With regard to the piece on state-run public TV, David Zurawik gets to the heart of the matter when he says, "the community-based formula, as practiced at WETA in Washington, is vastly superior in terms of guaranteeing editorial independence and community...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 6:05 PM
Republicans in the House of Representatives, still reeling from last month's fight over extending a popular payroll tax cut, will converge on Baltimore Thursday for a retreat intended to map out a new political strategy that can bind their unwieldy caucus...