| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Democrats are pushing “income inequality” and raising the minimum wage as priorities at the national and state levels. President Barack Obama addressed them in his State of the Union Speech, and both issues are centerpieces of Gov. Martin O&...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
As President Obama embarks on his sixth year in the Oval Office, he does so with a greater reality of the political equation he faces, as clearly demonstrated the other night in his State of the Union address.
The freshman chief executive five years ago...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Maria Carmen's 6-year-old daughter last spent a morning at home with her father on a Wednesday in October before he went to work.
On the way to his construction job, he was pulled over for speeding on Eastern Avenue — a routine traffic stop that...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Even his supporters must have gotten a chuckle out of House Speaker John Boehner's declaration that immigration reform is in its death throes in his chamber because President Barack Obama can't be trusted to enforce whatever law they pass. As a bit of...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security explain why federal officials are deporting a higher share of noncriminals from Maryland than from most other states under a controversial immigration program called...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 1:09 PM
"The power. The prestige. Those things have a strong pull on someone like me, who came from a small South Carolina town with nothing." -- Frank Underwood
Linda faces questioning from Congress as the final chapter of Season 2 opens. She points to Frank as...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Class, here's a pop quiz on Washington's view of economics. Who gave the following unsolicited endorsements of the Earned Income Tax Credit, the refundable federal tax credit for low and moderate income workers?
The program gives "families flexibility...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Russia's incursion into Ukraine has created a mess, and hopefully America will stay out of it ("Containing Putin," March 3).
Let NATO, the United Nations and the European Union work things out, though military action by any of them is unlikely. In fact,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:20 PM
House of Delegates can take an important step toward lifting the prospects of Maryland's working poor this week when it votes on a measure to gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. But amendments the House made to Gov. Martin O'...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Maryland is now dealing with a situation where they need to find additional cuts because state revenues are projected to come in $238 million lower than forecast ("Another budget setback," March 11).
Economists at the Board of Revenue Estimates can...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:45 AM
All the people that President George W. Bush supposedly tortured (which, I guess, is anything more painful than giving blood) are alive and well. President Barack Obama regularly kills the same people with drones, but in your view that is just fine ("A...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's accusation that the Central Intelligence Agency has illegally spied on Congress has caused everyone from South Carolina's hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to on-the-run whistleblower Edward Snowden to weigh in.