| May 27, 2011
Maryland is no stranger to movies and TV, but with the filming of the HBO political drama "Game Change" here, our small state has taken on its toughest role ever -- Alaska.
Yet production designer Michael Corenblith and set decorator Tiffany Zappulla...
| Dec 25, 2011
In Iowan Meredith Willson's "The Music Man," Marian, the River City librarian, spends a lot of time looking for love, while pretending not to. In the end she does, in fact, find it, with a huckster — a man who may be slightly less than sincere. We...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 9:20 AM
After a few shaky weeks, the Romney kibitzers are calling for a big staff shakeup, apparently on the assumption that his footsoldiers have been responsible for the bumps in his campaign trail. Fingered particularly is his longtime Boston aide and...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:52 PM
DeJanee Fennell hears the excuses.
Young people are apathetic. Young people are sick of politics. Young people have given up.
The thing is: Fennell doesn't buy that.
The 20-year-old junior at Morgan State knows President Barack Obama needs the youth...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Years ago, a friend told me a story from her days living in South America. The movie "Wayne's World" had come out, and she went to see it. She spoke English, but it was interesting to read the Spanish subtitles.
For instance, early in the film, Wayne...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:30 AM
It's good to see that U.S. Sen. John McCainis still just as clueless as he was four years ago, but I'm sure the Chinese were not as amused as I was by his warnings that the "Arab Spring" was coming soon to China. It's too bad they didn't point out to...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It's not unusual in politics for a party to nominate in haste and repent in leisure. In 2008, many Republicans feared before the election that they had chosen a loser in John McCain, and in 2004 many Democrats felt the same about John Kerry. It's known as...
| Jan 6, 2012
The politics-by-the-numbers game we play has been quirkily friendly to Mitt Romney. He was able to waltz into New Hampshire a week before its Republican presidential primary boasting of being a winner in the Iowa caucuses.
He could do so despite the fact...
| May 16, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Barack Obama made himself a one-term president last week by telling ABC, "I think that same-sex couples should be able to get married."
Up till now, he was politically savvy, saying his position was "evolving." But in repealing the military's "don't ask,...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Having endured two last-weekend debate assaults on his self-styled citizen candidacy, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney looks to today's Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire to bolster his front-runner status. But win or lose, he is likely...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 9:45 AM
There is hypocrisy and then there is hypocrisy. Mitt Romney, presidential aspirant, earned himself the italics award again just this week.
He took umbrage at his words, "I like to fire people," being taken out of context and used deceptively against...
| May 21, 2012
| 11:01 AM
"While American democracy is imperfect, few outside the majority of this Court would have thought its flaws included a dearth of corporate money in politics."
That penultimate sentence in now-retired Justice John Paul Stevens' brilliant dissent in the...