| Oct 7, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Kemba Smith Pradia went to Tallahassee, Fla., last week to demand the right to vote.
Back in the '90s, when she was just Kemba Smith, she became a poster child for the excesses and inanities of the so-called War on Drugs. Ms. Pradia, then a college...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Since World War II, Americans have tended to elect middle class presidents. With the exception of the two Bushes — the first of whom lost his second election, the second of whom "lost" his first — both parties succeeded by nominating...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Once again, there won't be much national interest in the 2012 federal election results here in Maryland next month.
President Barack Obama, who carried the state by 25 percentage points four years ago, is a cinch to capture the state's 10 electoral votes...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 10:51 AM
In the cease-fire struck between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got second billing to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's role as the prime go-between, and rightly so. But her highly visible hand-holding on both...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Two years ago, state Sen. Rob Garagiola took up a bill that just about everyone else in Annapolis considered a lost cause.
The proposal, to require large retailers to offer employees 15-minute shift breaks every four hours, had languished for years under...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Well, that Brandon Jacobs to the Ravens' speculation didn't have much of a chance to heat up.
A day after Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that the former New York Giants running back is "definitely" on the team's list, Jacobs signed a deal with the San...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:38 AM
Former President Bill Clinton will headline Stevenson University's just-announced speakers series.
He'll open the 2012-2013 series on Oct. 16 with a talk about the challenge of globalization.
Here's the rest of the university's lineup,...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:53 AM
Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 63 degrees. It is expected to be mostly clear tonight, with a low temperature around 39 degrees.
Check our traffic map for this morning's issues as you plan...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Politicians and presidents of both parties have occasionally suffered from open-mic syndrome, saying something when they thought the microphone was turned off they wished had not been made public.
The latest to fall prey to that amplification of the...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Despite high-profile races — including a Republican presidential contest that brought the candidates swinging through the state and a nationally significant House race in Western Maryland — elections officials predict that turnout could fall...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 5:00 AM
For all the difficult problems the nation faces, from high unemployment to mounting national debt to the vexing war in Afghanistan, the contest for the Republican presidential nomination process has produced far more distractions than solutions. Primary...