| Feb 18, 2012
| 7:25 AM
A bill that would legalize same-sex marriage squeaked through the House of Delegates on Friday night with just one vote above the minimum needed for passage, putting Maryland on the cusp of becoming the eighth state to allow such unions.
| Feb 18, 2012
| 4:01 PM
A former math teacher. A firefighter. A lawyer. A small-business woman. A full-time doctoral student. A congressional aide.
When the legislative session started in January, the six delegates from different cliques in Maryland's clubby General Assembly...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Here's a collection of what media outlets — and people on Twitter — are saying about the passage of legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland:
• Marc Fisher of The Washington Post writes about how some black ministers are...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Amid cheers and camera flashes from a crush of onlookers, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Thursday his bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland — legislation that raises his national profile and, advocates say, gives momentum to those...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 10:27 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malleymounted an aggressive defense of President Barack Obama's handling of the economy Sunday morning, pointing to 23 consecutive months of job creation and dismissing Republican attempts to blame the administration for the rising price...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Today, Gov.Martin O'Malleywill make all Maryland families stronger by signing into law the Civil Marriage Protection Act. All children, no matter who their parents are, must be protected under the same set of laws. This is family values at its finest.
| 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...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 10:56 AM
A burden on the working class. A jobs killer. A hidden tax on every purchase. That's' just some of the strong invective hurled at the concept of cap-and-trade programs by its politically conservative critics in recent years.
But a funny thing has...
| 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-...