| Nov 1, 2012
Be glad you don't live in Ohio. It's a fine old state with pretty towns, friendly people and a fairly healthy economy. But over the last six months, its citizens have endured a volume of political advertising unequaled in the history of Western...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Mitt Romney, release those tax returns.
In crisis management, most experienced campaign consultants will tell you, the best thing to do when the proverbial manure hits the rotating blades, is to come clean: Tell the public everything you know, sit down...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:00 AM
It has been reported that House Speaker John Boehner is backing a compromise on taxing those "rich" Americans who make over $1 million a year.
Unfortunately, that threshold, as well as President Barack Obama's proposal to increase taxes on those...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:30 AM
I was flabbergasted by Stanley Glinka's recent letter criticizing President Obama's performance in office ("Obama made U.S. weaker, more vulnerable," Oct. 31). He obviously lives in a different country than the rest of us.
Let me point out that over...
| Nov 2, 2012
If President Barack Obama had the time for some introspection on the campaign trail, he might take offense at all the media speculation (and in many cases wishful thinking gussied up as speculation) that his response to Hurricane Sandy will give him the...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 3:07 PM
As a woman in the Army, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt is barred from serving in the infantry. But that didn't stop commanders in Afghanistan from tapping her when they needed a female soldier to accompany men on their door-kicking missions.
Hunt's job on...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Voters in Maryland's 6th Congressional District have been hearing a familiar Arkansas drawl on the phone this week: It's Bill Clinton calling, letting them know he thinks the world of Democratic candidate John Delaney.
All over the state, Marylanders...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
As President Barack Obama recently headlined the last of a record-breaking number of fundraisers for his reelection bid, it is important to understand that the extraordinary rise in presidential fundraising efforts in recent decades is an unintended...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 3:48 PM
The last time Towson rode a four-game winning streak in men's basketball, this year's team was in grade school. Bill Clinton was president, Michael Phelps was a medal-less Olympian and iPods didn't exist.
"Not since 2000? That's crazy," said Marcus...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:09 AM
It would be tempting to call the 2012 election the year of the woman — if only for the record number headed for the U.S. Senate and their instrumental role in re-electing President Barack Obama — but it was also the year of the Latino, the...
| Dec 13, 2012
Shortly after the 1988 presidential election, pollsters asked Democrats whom they favored to be their party's nominee in 1992. The strongest candidates were Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Gov. Mario M. Cuomo of New York. The governor of...
| Nov 8, 2012
Second terms have rarely been kind to American presidents.
Our last two-term leader, George W. Bush, ended his tenure with a financial crash so disastrous that his own party has tried to erase him from memory. Mr. Bush's predecessor, Bill Clinton, was...