| Dec 17, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Yet another laurel for Michael Phelps' swim cap: The Olympian will grace the cover of the 2013 World Almanac.
Phelps will be in good company, the Almanac folks announced Monday. Joining him in the prime spot are Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and, for some...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:16 PM
In case anyone missed the news — and judging by the fact that there aren't angry mobs storming Washington, everyone missed the news — Congress recently absolved Jon Corzine of being criminally responsible for actions that "wiped out...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Supporters of health care reform are breathing a sigh of relief after the re-election of President Barack Obama.
Challenger Mitt Romney had vowed to repeal the law if elected, but now it is in safer territory.
The provision, which requires most people...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:57 PM
The official, certified results of Maryland's 2012 presidential election are in, and the the winner is Santa Claus -- at least among the write-in candidates.
Apparently an actual person who lives in Nevada, Claus garnered 625 votes from people who...
| Nov 30, 2012
As official Washington nervously ponders the approaching fiscal cliff and the potential economic chaos it entails, President Barack Obama faces a precipice of his own in the challenge of making use of his re-election victory.
Unless he emerges from...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 11:00 AM
I notice how positive articles about Sarah Palin seem to really get her critics stirring ("Palin for president? Very funny," Nov. 28). Not only does the comments section seem to be overwhelmed, but letters to the editor surface as well.
As a Palin...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 9:40 AM
From #SaveBigBird and #womeninbinders, to #Lauerfail and #DrunkDianeSawyer, it seems like we are awash in stories with hashtags these days --stories about the 140-character wonders of Twitter and their impact on media and politics.
And while there is...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:16 PM
Advocates for a host of Maryland interests — from the Chesapeake Bay to the defense industry — said Wednesday they are anxiously watching whether the election will change the political landscape here despite early indications that it...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 3:20 PM
The two Baptist pastors didn't know a soul at Gov. Martin O'Malley's big breakfast for supporters of his same-sex marriage bill back in January.
Neither had ever been in a room with so many openly gay people.
"It was a different moment," said the Rev....
| Dec 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Watch out, folks, this could get bumpy.
With the release Monday of a proposal, or something approximating one, from House Republican leaders on a way to avert the "fiscal cliff," we now have the opening positions from both parties, neither of which...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 8:53 AM
President Obama may have defeated Mitt Romney in the general election, but the blue-ribbon Mount Washington School is in the thick of another closely fought national race.
It's Clorox's fourth annual "Power a Bright Future" contest to decide which...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Regardless of Election Day's results, it's time to call the Electoral College what it truly is — immoral. Obtaining equal voting rights has been a struggle in the United States since our inception. We immorally excluded women and entire ethnicities....