| 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 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...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Live from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown in recent days: a calm, confident and casually dressed Gov. Martin O'Malley issuing hour-by-hour reports about Hurricane Irene.
He predicted a "monster storm." He urged Ocean...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 3:44 PM
How was your hurricane?
At our house in Eldersburg, we spent the night on the first floor last Saturday evening as Hurricane Irene struck, for fear of falling trees. Our ancient and huge maple tree shed more than its quota of dead branches, but...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 3:00 AM
So last week, Chris Christie said no.
This should not have been a surprise. The New Jersey governor has said "no" repeatedly when urged by Republican movers, shakers and donors to consider running for president. Last week's last and final "no"...
| May 31, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Organizers could scarcely have chosen a more appropriate day to call attention to the threat Maryland faces from climate change. It is of course impossible to prove that the heat wave we're currently experiencing is the result of global warming, but late-...
| 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.
| Aug 7, 2011
Nearly a decade after the events of 9/11, the backlash against Islamic Americans shows signs of worsening. Not even the death of Osama bin Laden earlier this year has had much impact on the growing anxiety of those who can't seem to distinguish between...
| 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.