| Sep 3, 2012
| 8:39 PM
When Gov. Martin O'Malley takes the stage at the Democratic convention to give the most important speech of his political career, he'll have to deliver on one deceptively simple goal: He'll need to make people want to hear more.
As an increasingly...
| Dec 7, 2012
As President Barack Obama nears the end of his first term, has he finally found an inner LBJ to channel?
His recent words and actions suggest he has turned a corner from his earlier wishful thinking about playing nice with obstruction-minded Republicans...
| Mar 6, 2013
With the sequester now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy -- and 46 years ago, when I was an intern in his Senate office.
The nation was going through a difficult time in 1967. America was deeply split over civil rights and the...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:04 PM
In the days following Barack Obama's re-election, we learned that Mr. Obama didn't win because voters trusted him more than Mitt Romney on the economy, or because he ended the Iraq war and killed Osama bin Laden. He didn't win because he started to turn...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:39 PM
A week after he won re-election, President Barack Obama said he was more than familiar with what the "literature" — the very use of the term cheered academics like me — says about re-elected presidents who over-reach during their second terms....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:51 AM
There was a time when a president and the opposition party in Congress could agree on certain basics, such as the right of the chief executive to select members of his cabinet with no fuss or bother.
The president's most important choice in this...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 3:16 AM
Tuesday night, there was a two-hour report by "Frontline" that explained better than anything I have ever seen on TV how the middle-class got shredded by Wall Street and sold-out by our elected leaders in Washintgon -- and that includes Democrats in the...
| Jun 9, 2012
For 35 years, Maryland has enjoyed a unique exemption from the federal government that allowed it to regulate hospital rates so that patients are charged the same no matter where they seek care.
But the system that state health officials say has...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Maryland's presidential primary election day is around the corner, and Laurel Republicans are preparing for the rare opportunity to get to vote with multiple candidates still in the race.
"It's certainly one that Republicans are excited to have," said...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:36 AM
Cecil County voters, who did not take part in early voting, set to end Thursday, will get their chance to make their voices heard on the regular primary election day on Tuesday, April 3, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This year is the first voting for offices...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:00 AM
In a further display of the organization Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney enjoys in Maryland, the campaign released a list of county chairs on Wednesday that will help drive voter turnout in the state's primary on Tuesday.
Romney was the...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:34 AM
They still don't get it. Every four years, presidential candidates pledge allegiance to American manufacturing and profess a love for "Made in America." But when the going gets tough, no presidential candidate can match this rhetoric with action. In a...