| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Dan Rodricks' column about Obamacare and Western Maryland makes me think we'd be more successful in discussing the Republican opposition to this legislation if we called it "Romneycare" instead ("No progress toward deal on shutdown," Oct. 1).
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:40 AM
In spite of opposition by 72 percent of the American public, Republican members of the House of Representatives have driven the government, and possibly the economy, over the shutdown cliff. More ominous is their threat not to agree to an increase in...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:45 PM
I feel as if I am in Alice in Wonderland every morning when I look at the news. If Mitt Romney had been elected president and we were in this situation, he would have gathered the House and Senate leaders and a few smart staffers at the White House,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:28 AM
"One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed." — Russian Proverb
The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:02 PM
In some important ways, the last month or so has seen some impressive advances for President Barack Obama. Under ordinary circumstances, his success so far at staring down Syrian dictator Bashar Assad over chemical weapons and then his rebuff of the House...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:03 AM
Due to the government shutdown, progress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) -- which would ban discrimination in hiring based on gender identity or sexual orientation -- has stalled. But when things get back to normal in Washington, LGBT...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:44 AM
A new post-mortem account of the 2012 presidential campaign holds that President Obama's strategists toyed with, but rejected, the notion of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket and replacing him with then Secretary of State...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Until recently, one thing about Barack Obama that voters could count on was his coolness — that through all tribulation he would remain unflappable and steadfast. He was notably able to retain his composure in the face of unremitting partisan...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Some of the candidates for governor are taking offense at Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's use of a "tracker" to videotape what one of his rivals, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, says on the campaign trail. Where have they been? This tactic, while a bit...
| Jul 28, 2012
A little more than a decade ago, a group of business executives and civic leaders envisioned a moment when the world's eyes would be riveted by events in the Baltimore-Washington area: the lighting of a cauldron followed by two weeks of elite athletic...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:01 AM
The final presidential debate Monday drew a TV audience of 59.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media.
That's down from the 67.2 million and 65.6 million for the first and second debates, respectively. But it still shows huge interest --...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:49 AM
It’s the final countdown. Do do doot do, do do doot doo doo. Lorena, Kerry, and Chris are still standing. I have no idea how the final finals will work, as they seem to change it every season (two finalists! three finalists! one finalist and a goat!...