| Jun 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"Political cover" is a powerful phenomenon in contemporary politics. But it can make voters plenty cynical about the ways and means of political warfare.
It's typically utilized wherever a well-known progressive Democrat speaks or acts outside of...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:50 AM
I am not looking to make a big deal out of this, but I thought at least one mainstream media critic ought to point out that CNN plans to air what it's calling a "documentary" about George H.W. Bush Sunday night in prime time, starting at 9.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:16 PM
A grandson of the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Samuel Eliot Morison has been charged with stealing nearly three boxes of documents that his grandfather used to write a 15-volume history of World War II commissioned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Claude L. Callegary, a retired Baltimore lawyer and World War II veteran who advised five U.S. presidents on veterans' affairs, died June 3 of respiratory failure at the Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was 92....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:18 PM
I was listening to a local radio news program when I heard the anchor say that Dr. Maya Angelou had passed. To make sure the report was accurate, I called a friend, who knows her through a close friendship with Angelou's grandson. She confirmed what I was...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:18 AM
Despite the sneers of MSNBC hosts and the disdainful manner of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Benghazi matters. And it matters in ways we don't yet even understand – deep, fractious ways that reveal a major front in the culture war almost...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:21 AM
The people of Egypt have set their eyes on a dark horse presidential candidate.
He's ambitious, comfortable with world leaders and comfortable in front of a camera.
Kevin Spacey is the subject of a tongue-in-cheek write-in...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Johns Hopkins Hospital's refusal to openly negotiate with its underpaid health care workers is beyond embarrassing but unfortunately revealing of some of the real operating values of this world class institution ("Thousands gather to protest pay at...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Speaking at an event that was part fundraiser, part pep rally for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial campaign, former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday defended the way the state handled the troubled roll out of its health insurance exchange -- an...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:27 PM
When Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial campaign wanted to make sure that likely primary voters saw a video ad, his staff didn't rely solely on television stations to deliver the message.
They also arranged for it to run on the computer screens of...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Nobody brings out the Republican long knives quite like Hillary Clinton does, and this week, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart coined the perfect name for it: "Brainghazi." It's the merging of the umpteenth investigation of Benghazi with the latest slander...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Every day I wake up hopeful that there will be a truthful story on Benghazi. I pray every day for those four men and their families ("Anatomy of a smear," May 14).
Maybe the partisanship is the cover-up and the lies by former Secretary of State Hilary...