| 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 13, 2012
| 9:57 AM
HBO's "Game Change," the docudrama about the John McCain and Sarah Palin presidential campaign in 2008, was a big ratings winner for HBO in its Saturday premiere drawing 2.1 million viewers.
That was the largest debut audience for an HBO movie since...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:07 AM
Just as the Republican primaries around the country have shown varying degrees of enthusiasm for the candidates, the reaction of area Republicans was also mixed two days before Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's scheduled visit to Arbutus....
| Mar 21, 2012
| 11:13 AM
As of Tuesday afternoon, Chuck Catterton had only about 25 hours before he would experience "one of the high points" of his two years as commander of Dewey Lowman American Legion Post 109.
At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Arbutus resident's post on Old...
| 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,...