| 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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:03 PM
The Republican National Committee announced last week that it wants to condense its presidential primary schedule and possibly hold its 2016 national convention as early as June, rather than later in the summer, as is traditional for both parties.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:00 AM
When he was growing up near Mondawmin Mall and the Christmas season rolled around, Andrew Dubose rarely missed a chance to visit the old man in the red suit and white beard who always gave him such a warm holiday greeting.
Now 39, married, and the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:26 PM
When the CIA's chief lawyer, John Rizzo, first came across the term "enhanced interrogation technique" shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he was struck by the phrase's deceptive blandness.
The words sounded mild, possibly even salutary. But...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
One of the best and most enduring aspects of presidential cabinets has been the willingness of many chief executives to appoint at least one member from the opposition party. The practice demonstrates bipartisanship and also gives the president access...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of uncertainty, President Barack Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday when the Affordable Care Act begins delivering health coverage to millions of...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Much is being made of former President Bill Clinton's swearing-in of New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at their side at City Hall. The cameo apparently sought to declare...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Senate Republicans blinked this week on the issue of unemployment benefits, but you can bet that their House counterparts won't be so easily swayed by compassion. At least that's what Democrats are counting on.
After legislation to resume long-term...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Letter writer Quinton D. Thompson voices his opinion that the greatest mistake President Obama made in his Mideast policy was to withdraw our troops from Iraq at the end of 2011 ("Surge of al-Qaida in Iraq a result of U.S. policy," Jan. 8).
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:13 AM
In early 2003, I marched through downtown Washington, D.C., with my fellow University of Maryland students to protest the Bush Administration's push toward war with the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.
The American people were being told that invading...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:23 AM
The Washington-Baltimore region is ranked worst on the East Coast for smog, also known as ground-level ozone. The common air pollutant shortens lives, and its presence causes those alerts when children, the sick and the elderly are warned to stay indoors....