| 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 28, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, 60, probably won't win many popularity contests. He's frequently been vilified by the political left for doing too little and by the right for doing too much. Most Americans probably have no idea what he...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan introduced Boyd Rutherford, a former Ehrlich administration Cabinet secretary, as his running mate Wednesday night at a rally at an Annapolis-area crab house.
Hogan, the Anne Arundel County resident who...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Contrary to letter writer Robert C. Erlandson's claim, Democrats are not responsible for the current deficit and interest payments of the national debt ("America needs more tea party 'extremists,'" Oct. 25).
When President Bill Clinton left office there...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:50 AM
The Obama administration is understandably frustrated by its efforts to forge an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai that would allow a scaled-down U.S. troop presence to remain in the country after most American and NATO forces leave next year....