| May 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The scandals at the White House in the last few days and the lack of knowing what was going on does not wash ("IRS head forced to go," May 16).
The IRS in Ohio targets conservative groups, but the interim head of the IRS located in Washington gets...
| May 7, 2013
| 10:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans, including Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, stepped up their criticism of Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez on Tuesday, amplifying their concerns a day before the former state official faces a Senate committee vote on his...
| May 5, 2013
| 9:30 AM
When I bought Marlin Steel in 1998, the extent of its technology was an old fax machine. Today, our factory is full of industrial robots that are fed computer-aided designs and churn out steel containers for industry 60 times faster than before.
| Apr 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If there were any remaining doubts that what the CIA did to captured terrorist suspects in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks was torture, a report last week by an independent investigative panel should put them to rest. According to the report by the...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 11:00 AM
I think if President Barack Obama proposed a balanced budget in return for taxing the wealthy, a compromise would be attainable. As to Benghazi, either Susan Rice (on the Sunday shows after the ambassador to Libya was killed), or President Obama (in the...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:21 AM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder came to Towson University on Wednesday, Oct. 3, bearing gifts for Baltimore County Police — specifically $124,000 to help the department fight intellectual property crime.
In an announcement at the Towson campus...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 4:25 AM
Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton was a guest host on MSNBC the other night, and he and guest James Peterson of Lehigh University made the case that the "War on Drugs" has largely been a war on poor African-Americans.
In a segment called "Crack...
| May 31, 2011
| 7:03 PM
The Obama administration has some very pressing matters on its hands: Three overseas wars, an economy struggling to recover and a massive budget shortfall.
So, what are administration officials spending their time doing? Why, ordering more episodes of...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 3:08 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder recently made a public plea for another season of "The Wire," and now David Simon says he'll do it.
But only if Holder does something for him.
"The Attorney-General's kind remarks are noted and appreciated," Simon wrote in...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 8:27 AM
David Simon thinks I zapped comments he posted to an item on my blog, about his offer to do another season of "The Wire" if Attorney General Eric Holder stops the war on drugs.
I'm sure a MacArthur "genius" like David Simon can figure out how to post a...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 8:45 AM
The scandal revealed by news reports of "Operation Fast and Furious," during which the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms allowed more than 2,000 automatic weapons and other guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartel members, is a...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:37 AM
If you want to get a sense of how desperate things have become in Rupert Murdoch's empire, take a look at this editorial in today's Wall Street Journal.
To cast what is happening in the UK -- and what certainly seems headed for the US -- as the work of...