| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:00 AM
By all accounts, President Barack Obama won the fiscal cliff showdown. Why anyone would take much pride in this kind of "win" is beyond me. It's a bit like being the least filthy toddler in the mud pit.
One of the main reasons Mr. Obama won, according...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:35 AM
A dozen years ago, the Y2K bug recently had been defeated. A dozen years before that, Bill Clinton became one of an infamous few presidents to have faced impeachment proceedings. A dozen years before that IBM introduced a laptop computer that used 3.5-...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 3:38 PM
— Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took center stage before a convention of New Hampshire Democrats Saturday, rallying the faithful in a state important to his party's hopes to hold the White House in November — and to his own future should he...
| May 31, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Now that Mitt Romney has corralled enough delegates to the Republican National Convention to assure his presidential nomination, political wisdom might suggest that he end his conspicuous romancing of his party's right wing and start reaching out to the...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:59 PM
As Morgan State University has been splashed across the news because of a sensational homicide involving a student's alleged cannibalism, Stephanie Morgan worries about how the world will view her alma mater. In recent days, the East Baltimore woman has...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Watching Bill Clinton act as Barack Obama's "No. 1 surrogate," in the words of National Public Radio, is as exquisitely painful as watching a runaway monkey with a paintball gun at a museum.
Most of the pundits have focused on Mr. Clinton's motivations...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Contrary to the assertions in Doyle McManus' op-ed ("People, not politicians, killed gun control," July 27), the national gun laws enacted in the 1990s did help reduce gun violence, and most Americans, including gun owners, support key new laws such as...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 6:11 PM
Just days after Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosensteinand another federal prosecutor were appointed to look into national security leaks, a group of Republican senators called for their ouster, claiming the men can't be trusted to investigate the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Obama re-election team must be in panic mode. The president is stuck in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in some polls and behind him in others, so in desperation it has reached out to the Big Dog, Bill Clinton, for help.
Mr. Clinton will speak next...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 12:00 PM
In his recent column ("The left and right view the world in predictable ways," Aug. 5), former Gov.Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.outrageously distorts the views of liberals on all the issues he addresses and repeats the rhetoric rather than the reality of the...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Wilbur D. "Woody" Preston Jr., a retired partner in the Baltimore law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston who was Maryland's special counsel during the 1985 savings and loan crisis, died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:00 PM
With the Republican National Convention coming to a close, the Democrats will have their turn at the convention business beginning Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.
While there shouldn't be any surprises — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe...