| Aug 23, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Yes, Rick Perry might seem a little, well, out there with some of his public statements. But the Texas governor has something that our current commanded-in-chief lacks: Overt machismo.
And this cannot be underestimated. Macho men have a long history...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The epidemic of 20 or more nationally televised debates has turned the 2012 presidential campaign into a political reality show. Tomorrow's installment in Arizona, in advance of its Feb. 28 Republican primary, will be the last before Super Tuesday on...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Watching Rick Santorum rise in the polls by positioning himself as the real Christian presidential candidate is like watching the sequel of a horror movie — one I literally lived through in the 1980s while growing up in Pakistan. There, another...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 3:00 AM
That catchy little tune from "The King and I" that trumpets the virtues of "getting to know you, getting to know all about you" hasn't seemed to work out too well for the Republican Partythis year. Even after 20 or more televised debates among its...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 3:00 PM
I see that Republican candidate Michele Bachmann is now "guaranteeing" gas will be $2 a gallon if she becomes president. Wow!
As anyone familiar with the free market knows, there is only one way to guarantee that gas is going to be at the price set by...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 4:00 AM
"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,'...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Considering all the political woes that have besieged Barack Obama in the third year of his presidency — including the disappointment in him many liberal Democrats have loudly expressed — you might expect he'd have a challenge by now for the...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Michele Bachmann says that the earthquake and hurricane that have recently hit the East Coast of the United States were sent as some sort of divine warning message to politicians in Washington to curb government spending. I must respectfully disagree. I...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 11:06 AM
A year ago, soon after the Tunisian uprising, I demonstrated my powers of prediction in a column about the democracy movement in the Arab world. The revolution in Tunisia, I wrote, "arose from local circumstances that don't foretell what will happen...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 12:24 PM
At a town hall meeting in Catonsville last week, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin spent a half-hour answering questions, including whether Congress would cut Medicare, address immigration or impeach President Barack Obama.
Despite the breadth of the discussion,...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 11:28 AM
I sympathize with the letter Dovey Kahn wrote in today's Baltimore Sun ("Obama by default," Sept. 6). Just as some will hold their nose and vote for President Obama in 2012, I held my nose and voted for John McCain in 2008, and I'll likely be holding my...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:30 AM
I have to take issue with Susan Reimer's recent column ("Are they running for president or pastor?" Sept. 19). One particular statement is such a stretch it reminds me of the blatantly biased columns in my college paper many years ago.
Ms. Reimer states:...