| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Presidential second terms tend to be disasters, but, to paraphrase Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, each is disastrous in its own way.
The big domestic initiative of George W. Bush's second term was Social Security privatization. Politically, it was a...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:58 AM
It was a hot day in Reyhanli, a small town on the Turkish-Syrian border. "Tell Obama we don't want him to intervene," a Syrian woman yelled to me in Arabic. "We do not want to be another Iraq!" She was half joking, but her 19-year old daughter added on...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:41 AM
As concern over the August chemical attack in Syria heated up and the U.S. was plunged into a debate over the use of military force to punish Syria for its use of internationally banned weapons of mass destruction and terrorism, House leaders wisely...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:07 PM
He knocked on doors in Ohio for President Barack Obama's campaign last year and is active in Maryland's Democratic Party, but Dave Kunes nevertheless opposes the president on what has become the central issue of his second term: whether to launch a...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 5:01 AM
In the immediate and lasting aftermath of the unspeakable evil of September 11, 2001, America united. The courage of our military heroes and the reputation, strength and resolve of the United States daily honors the victims of the attacks. May God bless...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:06 PM
President Barack Obama will make his case for reopening the federal government at a construction firm in Maryland on Thursday as a political solution to end the 2-day-old shutdown remains elusive.
Obama will visit the Rockville office of Baltimore-based...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:19 AM
The recent indictment of 10 Baltimore business owners or operators on charges of stealing more than $7 million from the food stamp program is a welcome development but badly timed. No doubt it will be used as fodder by House Republicans angling to take...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The GOP's attempt to de-fund the "Affordable Care Act" (aka "Obamacare") is somewhat complicated, but I will attempt to bring it together for you.
We begin with the fact of universal Republican opposition to the law. Not one Republican supported...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Ever see the Al Pacino movie, "Dog Day Afternoon?" Based on a true story, it's about a bank robbery that goes bad. When it becomes clear that the jig is up — that there's not much money to be had and they're surrounded by police — the list...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:12 PM
President Barack Obama used a visit to Maryland on Thursday to push back against congressional Republicans who are working to delay provisions of his health care law set to take effect next week.
The president vowed that his signature domestic...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill early Sunday that would delay the nation's health care law for one year — inching federal agencies closer to a shutdown that analysts predict would damage Maryland's...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:48 PM
With the deadline to avoid a federal government shutdown looming, some of the thousands of Maryland workers who could be furloughed said they were frustrated at the impasse Sunday.
U.S. Congress is deadlocked as Republicans in the House have sought to...