| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:03 AM
He went west to the heartland in 1983 with a guitar and a penny whistle, a political troubadour who was 20 but looked more like 15. And when he arrived, they gave him a phone, a map and a list of names, and said, "Go win part of Iowa for our...
| Apr 27, 2014
These days, his Western business suits and ties have given way to Afghan turbans and tunics. Instead of anthropology students and fellow faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University, tribal elders and international aid officials are more likely to seek...
| May 3, 2014
Go ahead and try pinning down Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett about whom he'll endorse in the Democratic primary for governor. Leggett may smile politely, but he will be wincing on the inside.
You might as well ask him which of his...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Commentator Peter Morici is both right and very wrong ("Obama's policies divide the nation," Feb. 17).
He's right about the need for U.S. jobs, about falling inflation-adjusted wages, about growing income inequality that undermines our core values and...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Remember the time Kevin Spacey and Bill Clinton rolled into the Starbucks near University of Baltimore in Mount Vernon?
Spacey told David Letterman last week that he was following the former president's motorcade when Clinton got a hankering for a...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The proverbial "revolving door" in Washington politics is nothing new. Everyone knows it happens. Everyone hates it. And yet it continues unchecked. What is new, however, is that the interconnected web of private sector and bureaucratic personnel has...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Last Saturday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrated her 81st birthday, and shortly thereafter she got her customary "gift" — a public call for her to retire from the bench. She couldn't have been too surprised by the unsolicited...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called on Democrats nationwide to join the Voter Expansion Project to register new voters, make the process simpler and fight so-called "voter suppression laws."
Rawlings-Blake, who is secretary of the Democratic...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown reaped the fruits of loyalty Tuesday as he received the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton in Brown's campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Brown's campaign released a statement in which he announced...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Former President Bill Clinton told Naval Academy midshipmen Tuesday that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was an "imperfect messenger," but posed important questions about security, technology and freedom in America.
Clinton said Snowden'...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:53 AM
It's tempting to dismiss Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's proposals to reduce state spending on the basis of his spectacularly bad idea of eliminating the state prosecutor's office. Getting rid of the one semi-independent actor in Maryland's...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Former President Bill Clinton will host a fundraiser for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial bid next month, according to a fundraiser invitation that called it "a once in a lifetime event."
Clinton formally endorsed Brown earlier this month and...