| Jul 9, 2013
| 1:27 PM
After four and half years of dealing with Afghan President Harmid Karzai's temper tantrums, depressions and crazy mood swings, it's no wonder President Barack Obama has grown weary of playing baby sitter to this spoiled child of an ally. Perhaps that's...
| Jun 21, 2013
There is something about the start of a second presidential term that induces talk and speculation about the incumbent's eventual "legacy." Such notions are usually based on the president's accomplishments in the first term, plus expectations -- or...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:45 PM
While I enjoy the rants of former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in his weekly column, at some point I must say, "Enough is enough, Bob." As a former IRS employee and now a tax journalist, I have been following the IRS "scandal" closely and must dispute...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:32 PM
The state-owned Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort in Cambridge continues to deplete a reserve fund to cover its semiannual debt payments because it is not making enough money.
The state withdrew $2 million from the reserve June 1, cutting the fund's...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:47 AM
For us aging Vietnam War protesters, the secret domestic surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden, a young former CIA contractor, is like a bad flashback.
In 1968, Lyndon Johnson demanded that something be done to curb the demonstrations that were...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As heartening as it was to read about the Senate's approval of the immigration bill, it was equally disheartening to read that it doesn't have a chance of a similar passage in the House ("Senate approves landmark immigration bill," June 27)! The most...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A critical opportunity to improve U.S. health care finally lies within reach. In 2004, then-President George Bush announced the goal to have a national electronic health records (EHR) system in place in 10 years. Tragically, EHR development had become...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:43 PM
In a 1993 classic movie, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is given the assignment to view the annual awaking of the ground hog Punxsutawney Phil and finds himself living the same day over and over again. Today we are experiencing much the same thing...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 5:51 AM
The Rev. Paul Tunkle is retiring next year as rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Homeland, one of the largest churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
"I am sensing a call from Christ to do something new," Tunkle, 63, of Bolton Hill, said...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The revelation that the federal government has spied on millions of supposedly private phone and Internet communications makes President Barack Obama's headache over the IRS targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions seem like a passing...
| Dec 15, 2012
After 24 years in the U.S. Senate, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first and only Jewish politician nominated to a national major party ticket, in 2000, had some advice to his colleagues in a farewell speech Wednesday on the Senate floor.
To break the...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:58 AM
To nobody's surprise, all four living former presidents were on their best behavior last week at the dedication of the library and museum named for the latest of them, George W. Bush, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
The honoree's father,...