| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security explain why federal officials are deporting a higher share of noncriminals from Maryland than from most other states under a controversial immigration program called...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Even his supporters must have gotten a chuckle out of House Speaker John Boehner's declaration that immigration reform is in its death throes in his chamber because President Barack Obama can't be trusted to enforce whatever law they pass. As a bit of...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:13 PM
This winter, Katherine Hackett is wearing a hat and coat around her Connecticut house. In order to save on heating costs, she keeps her thermostat set at 58 degrees. After 17 years in the health-care industry, after raising two sons who are now in the...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...