| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:12 PM
Constitutional lawyers said Tuesday that a recent federal court decision overturning a portion of Maryland's gun-control law will likely be upheld on appeal and called the ruling groundbreaking given the liberalism of the state from which it came.
| Aug 18, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Twenty years ago, tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets of Moscow, just as Egyptians, Tunisians and Syrians have this year — rejecting the old order, demanding freedom and democracy. That August, the Russian democrats prevailed because...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 6:31 AM
It was just after noon on a recent weekday, the parking lots at the Annapolis Westfield Mall were already full, and a woman in a dark sedan weaved through the swelling traffic, looking for a place to park.
Jessica Lawrence, a Glen Burnie resident, saw...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 12:30 PM
In his recent opinion piece on taxing the rich, Brian Murphy packs in just about every Republican tax myth and deception as humanly possible ("Warren Buffett is wrong," Aug. 24). Somehow, in talking about Mr. Buffet's proposal to raise federal taxes on...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander caused a ripple on Capitol Hill last week by announcing he will drop out of his party's Senate leadership to pursue a more independent course, which would seem to be a break from the GOP's my-way-or-the-highway...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 2:20 PM
The private developers of two high-profile state projects are seeking financing through a visa program that lets wealthy foreigners go to the front of the line for green cards and possible U.S. citizenship in return for a $500,000 investment....
| Oct 2, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Michael G. Rokos has traveled thousands of miles to pay homage to his American and Czech heritage and to the 28th U.S. president, who befriended his family nearly a century ago.
The lifelong Baltimorean will reconnect with cousins in the Czech Republic...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 10:37 AM
In the spring of 1980, the race for the Republican presidential nomination got nasty. The front-runner, Ronald Reagan, said his main challenger,George H.W. Bush, wasn't a real conservative. Mr. Bush went on the attack, accusing Mr. Reagan of peddling...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 10:16 AM
As defense strategists at the Pentagon carry out their review of how to make roughly $400 billion in cuts over 10 years, and Congress considers the possibility of reductions twice as large as required by the supercommittee's failure to reach agreement,...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 10:14 AM
Considering the influence he had on Harford County's only institution of higher learning, Alfred C. O'Connell's death last month drew little notice in a community where he lived for many years and left a huge imprint, according to a longtime colleague and...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:17 AM
For virtually all the time I spent in politics, my main function was to craft words for someone else.
And, for a long time, I was pretty good at it. In fact, I got so good at it that, when I finally decided I wanted to start opining under my own name...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There is one necessary condition for the selection of a vice president, and that is whether the individual has the experience and capacity to become president of the United States on Day One. Nine vice presidents have succeeded to the presidency upon...