| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:06 PM
DeJanee Fennell hears the excuses.
Young people are apathetic. Young people are sick of politics. Young people have given up.
But Fennell doesn't buy that. The 20-year-old junior at Morgan State University knows President Barack Obama needs the youth...
| 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...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 12:25 PM
It's hard to imagine the morning after.
What happens now that the debt-ceiling crisis has ended with the whimper of a finger-in-the-dike "solution" that staves off imminent disaster but does little to solve our long-term debt problems and may even damage...
| May 22, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Every Memorial Day, John Strumsky goes to a veterans cemetery with his wife, Dawn, listens to the ceremony on the grounds and tours the grave markers.
The tradition leaves him with mixed emotions, he said.
Strumsky's emotional confusion stems from his...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 3:54 PM
Last January, after the tragic attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left her severely wounded and six people dead, President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea to the nation to tone down political and partisan rhetoric. So it's both surprising and...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:35 PM
An Anne Arundel County councilman used an ethnic slur during a council meeting held Thursday night to appoint a replacement for a vacant seat on the body.
Councilman Richard B. "Dick" Ladd, a Broadneck Republican, referred to "gooks" from his seat on the...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There's no disputing that Republicans are surly these days.
With the exception of South Carolina, turnout among GOP voters has been tepid. Hordes of commentators, me included, have argued at length that this apathetic grumpiness reflects a deep...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Republican wishful thinkers like to rationalize away the damage being inflicted on their party by the intramural mudslinging among its unimpressive field of presidential candidates. After all, they note, in 2008 Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary...
| Mar 18, 2012
My elementary school principal was fond of reminding his students that the last perfect person walked this Earth 2,000 years ago. (Note to the litigious types over at the ACLU: It was permissible to provide such insight in light of the school's...
| Mar 15, 2012
French President Nicolas Sarkozy was elected five years ago by promising to modernize France's societal infrastructure and bring it more into line with America's: less government reliance, more freedom in life and work. It was a tall order, but his...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will swing through Maryland on Wednesday in advance of the April 3 primary, the first indication that a state often overlooked in presidential contests could play a more significant role this year.
| Jun 8, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Maryland U.S. AttorneyRod J. Rosensteinwas one of two federal prosecutors appointed by Attorney Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday to lead criminal investigations into recent leaks of U.S. classified intelligence information.
The appointment, which...