| May 31, 2013
| 9:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will meet with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, giving the Super Bowl champs another opportunity to celebrate their win -- this time, at the White House.
A White House visit has long been a perk of winning the...
| May 25, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The current congressional hearings concerning the Internal Revenue Service are nothing but a dog and pony show ("At hearing, IRS official mum," May 23). I heard Rep. Elijah Cummings in a TV interview try to blame former President George W. Bush for the...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:05 AM
It has been a rough week or so for the Obama administration. From Benghazi to the tapping of reporters' phones to the IRS admitting that it targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny, the press is in a frenzy, and many are questioning President...
| May 18, 2013
| 9:01 AM
The public appetite for trivial distraction has always extended to our chief executives.
I remember the minor uproar when Lyndon Johnson lifted a beagle by the ears. There was extensive commentary on Richard Nixon's taste for cottage cheese and ketchup....
| May 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
It looks like this heavily Democratic state's main publication is going to ignore the problems of this administration just like the White House is. What is on the front page of The Sun? is there any mention of Benghazi? The IRS and their illegal actions...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Republicans could make an easy hit on the Obama administration by highlighting the State Department's apparent bureaucratic blundering during and after the deadly terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last fall, but they refuse to...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Of course the president deserves some of the blame.
Yes, it's extremely unlikely he ordered the IRS to discriminate against tea party, pro-life or Jewish groups opposed to his agenda (though why anyone should take his word for it is beyond me). And...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Critics of a federal program that provides free cellphones to thousands of Maryland residents who can't afford regular commercial service are right that some recipients who don't qualify for the benefit are taking advantage of the system. But there's no...
| May 12, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Donald M. Cohen, a retired credit manager and magician who was known as "Magic Don," died May 1 from a heart attack at his Edgewood home. He was 87.
The son of a bar owner and a homemaker, Donald Martin Cohen was born in Baltimore and raised in the city'...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
If what transpired in Congress on Wednesday was not a "real review" of the Benghazi debacle, then tell me what is ("Benghazi deserves real review," May 10)?
Are you saying that the Obama administration's prefabricated talking points should be ignored?...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:48 AM
As a journalist, I gravitate toward the lurid.
That's just how we roll. If some post-adolescent crank tries to set up a "white student union" at Towson University, he is guaranteed ink. If some crackpot explains that George W. Bush was behind the...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In his recent letter ("Obama's decision to leave Iraq led to catastrophe," April 5), Quinton D. Thompson writes that he "knew that one day havoc would break out in the wake of President Obama's irresponsible decision to abandon Iraq." Later on, he writes,...