| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:25 AM
While there may be some bruised feelings and anger left behind in the aftermath, the so-called "nuclear option" unleashed Thursday by Senate Major Leader Harry Reid and the Democrats hardly seems worthy of its destructive billing. It means only that...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Your editorial regarding Senate Republicans has the usual complaints that liberals make about court appointments not being confirmed because of Republican obstruction ("Senate obstructionists run wild," Nov. 18).
However, you go on to complain that...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Recently I wrote a column accusing the president of having a vindictive streak -- of deliberately trying to make the lives of average Americans worse just so he could score ideological and political points.
We already knew from how he handled the budget...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Shame on you, Republican Party. And how dare you claim to speak for the American people. You do not speak for the poor, the elderly, the sick, the unemployed and underemployed, the victims of gun violence and the undocumented immigrants who are helping to...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It was nice to see columnist Thomas F. Schaller find the guts to criticize President Obama for the Affordable Care Act rollout disaster ("Obamacare rollout shockingly rough," Dec. 10).
It would have been nice for him to have also pointed out that Mr....
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:40 AM
After "60 Minutes" ran a devastating piece on the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey O. Graham pledged to block President Barack Obama's nominees for Federal Reserve chairman and for the next secretary of...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:30 AM
"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." During George W. Bush's term that sentiment was often seen, usually with a statement of support for Democratic Party candidates. Now that President Barack Obama is in office, those who dissent are vilified...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
From The Aegis dated Nov. 10, 1988:
A record number of people in Harford voted alongside the rest of the country in supporting Vice President George Bush in his effort to move up to president 25 years ago this week.
It was perfect weather, and 60,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Obama's sort-of apology for saying, "If you like your heath care plan, you can keep it," is in keeping with the tradition of Oval Office occupants trying to cover their posteriors when they are suddenly exposed.
It brings to mind the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:10 PM
As a long-haired teen growing up in the 1960s, Jim McCullough had little clue what he wanted to do with his life, but two things did stir him: He hated the way some people in Laurel, his hometown, looked down on his African-American friends, and he...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:44 AM
A new post-mortem account of the 2012 presidential campaign holds that President Obama's strategists toyed with, but rejected, the notion of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket and replacing him with then Secretary of State...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:41 PM
American journalism has lost a giant in the passing at 85 of Jack Germond, my longtime pal and partner in the joyful chronicling of the antics and outrages of political reformers and rogues alike over the last half-century.
Long before we teamed up to...