| Jan 12, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Biography isn't policy. President Barack Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska Republican senator, has a resume most politicians can envy: a clean senatorial record, no ethical lapses and two Purple Hearts from a war many...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain that the invasion...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Drones over Syria? Hold on! ("CIA eyes drone strikes in Syria," March 16). The whole business of drone strikes on nations with whom we are not at war gets murkier and more distasteful daily — and cries out for transparency from the Obama...
| Jan 11, 2013
No political party enjoys losing an election, but a healthy party reacts to defeat — after a suitable period of grieving — by trying to figure out what went wrong.
That's what Democrats did in the late 1980s after a string of failed...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
One of the under-reported promises made by Congressman Ehrlich in the gubernatorial campaign of 2002 was to re-energize the pardon power in Maryland. My advisers thought it a bit loony to make the pledge, since the race promised to be close and there...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Even as they celebrate clearing a legal hurdle, worries of stem cell research grant money evaporating constantly weigh on scientists like Dr. Ted Dawson, whose projects at Johns Hopkins Hospital have helped inform treatment of neurological diseases like...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 11:42 AM
The political wisdom of today declares that the middle class must be rescued, but it's the lower class that is the most endangered segment of America. The working poor are squeezed between pressure from illegal labor and a stagnant economy. The health...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Humorist Dave Barry, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak are among those taking part in the 2013-2014 Baltimore Speakers Series.
The seven-speaker series, sponsored by Stevenson University, kicks off Sept. 30 with author...
| Mar 21, 2013
"At CPAC, the Future Looks Libertarian," read a dispatch on Time magazine's website. "CPAC: Rand Paul's Big Moment," proclaimed The Week magazine. Meanwhile, The New York Times headlined its story about the annual conservative political action...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Connie Morella served as an ambassador in Paris. Helen Bentley became a consultant to the port of Baltimore. Wayne Gilchrest opened an environmental education center on the Eastern Shore.
Former members of Congress from Maryland, they rebounded from...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The Republican Party can spend as much money as it wants trying to convince people that it is inclusive, but it will not resonate with anyone unless it deals with its hypocritical policy positions ("The GOP's 'stuffy old men' problem," March 20).
| Dec 31, 2012
| 11:38 PM
Hours before a midnight deadline Monday, the White House reached a tentative deal with Congress to stop an enormous tax hike for all but the wealthiest households and to postpone for two months tough decisions on how to cut federal spending.
After a rare...