| Dec 7, 2012
| 5:15 AM
John Fritze's recent article on the appointment of U.S. Magistrate Paul W. Grimm to a U.S. District Court seat ("Senate confirms Towson resident Grimm for U.S. judgeship," Dec. 4) reported the key point: Senate gridlock delayed action even though Paul...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Regarding letter writer D.B. Herman's claim that President Obama was "nowhere near" the disaster area after Hurricane Sandy, Is it possible he did not see the president with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie inspecting the destruction both from the air and...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:00 AM
What can you do with a man like Chris Christie?
The answer, according to many within the conservative movement: Throw him overboard. And while we're at it, let's toss the gays over the side too.
The popular governor of New Jersey has certainly angered...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 10:50 AM
What presidential candidates say or don't say in televised debates can be very revealing about them. In Rick Perry's unfortunate case the other night, his inability to remember the third of three federal departments he would eliminate has him on a...