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Will Rogers once observed that a newspaper ad was worth about 40 editorials, which many of us in the opinion writing side of that equation suspect would be quite the bargain. Little else could explain the public's indifference to a topic that has launched...
Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory is a good place to start for some perspective on the recent presidential election. Within its gray stone walls, the tumultuous 1912 Democratic National Convention played a major scene in the political drama that...
In his recent commentary, "Too many Md. politicians have chalk on the shoes" (May 25), Douglas Schmidt gets points for originality for inventing a standard he can use to smear people who have committed no crime. However, he uses it mostly to smear...
The Baltimore SunI won't retrace the whole issue here, but CBS News is long overdue for some praise at this blog for investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson excellent work on the Department of Justice's "Operation Fast and Furious." The blowback from the White House...
With his nomination as the Republican candidate for president all but wrapped up, Mitt Romney now faces the challenging task of selecting a running mate. What was once a fairly ho-hum matter (the running gag in the 1931 Gershwin musical lampooning...
News of the recent death of former Havre de Grace City Councilman Ralph B. Mason brought to mind what has to be one of the all-time funniest situations I have witnessed in my 40-plus years as a journalist. It was during a city council meeting,...
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With the Republican presidential nomination contest in high gear, Marylanders might be forgiven for smiling. The word "snob" has returned with full force to presidential politics after a four-decade hiatus. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn State University...
While Mitt Romney continues to depend on the notion that he is the Republican best equipped to beat President Barack Obama in November, another question of perception hovers over him. Do voters like the guy? It's a question that clings to him as he...
As the fight for the Republican presidential nomination now moves on to the Jan. 31 Florida primary, the 2012 phenomenon of the televised debate has elevated to a political art form playing to voters' prejudices and hates. Nothing has been more...
The Baltimore SunYessssssss. God is in his heaven, and for a couple of minutes Thursday night during CNN's GOP debate, the relationship between the press and grandstanding TV politicians was finally back in balance. When moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Newt Gingrich if...
Roy Neeper was honored at the Sept. 6 Harford County Council meeting for his selection by the Cultural Arts Commission as the latest Harford County Living Treasure. As a youth he picked tomatoes for Street Cannery, shoveled coal for McComas Brothers, and...
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