| Aug 3, 2011
| 8:56 AM
When political geeks geek out, they really geek out.
Case in point: The past week’s debate over the debt ceiling, which quickly devolved into a debate over who could deliver the best “Lord of the Rings” zinger. The Wall Street...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 5:40 PM
For almost two decades, Baltimore was mainly seen by the TV industry as a place to make shows about cops and crime. But now, the city is looking more like the nation's capital to some of Hollywood's top producers.
On Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Regarding Jon Stewart's swipe at Chris Wallace over whether Fox News viewers are misinformed: As much as the media is blamed for spreading lies and misinformation, people will believe what they want to.
More often than not, what they want to believe is...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 8:44 AM
With Maryland's presidential primary only nine months off, Howard County Democrats are organizing at basic levels, contacting newly registered Democrats, building their base of core neighborhood organizers and volunteers, secure in knowing they have...
| May 4, 2011
| 12:48 PM
What a sorry spectacle to see the usual suspects — a veritable coalition of the willing-to-torture crowd from the Bush era — seizing on the death of Osama bin Laden as evidence that enhanced interrogation techniques work. It is a leap of logic...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 5:41 PM
It's a long way from New Hampshire or Iowa, and Maryland's primary is 10 months away, but a growing number of Republicans are beginning to make pit stops in the Old Line State as the race for the GOP presidential nomination gets under way.
In the past...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:01 PM
A resurgent Newt Gingrich and a series of new primary election rules in place for the first time in 2012 are giving local Republicans hope that traditionally blue Maryland may play a role in choosing the GOP presidential nominee.
Maryland's April 3...
| 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...