| Nov 28, 2011
| 5:03 PM
– Judy Gross stood outside Cuba's diplomatic mission to the United States, microphone in hand, and described her family's Thanksgiving.
"There was once again an empty seat for Alan," she told sign-wielding supporters Monday in front of the Cuban...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:34 AM
Along most of America's coastline, crustaceans get boiled. Sometimes in plain old Yankee water. Sometimes in spicy Cajun stock. Whatever the liquid, there's a whole pot of it bubbling away. Whatever the seafood — Maine lobster, Carolina blue crab,...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 8:54 AM
Well, it's about time. At last we have a candidate with the guts to close down our embassy in Iran were she elected president. Thank you, Michele Bachmann. Oh — and thank you Jimmy Carter as well, since he closed down the embassy there in 1980 in...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The world according to polls, or some part of it anyway, is telling us that former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain is now the frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The latest NBC News/Wall Street public opinion survey has him...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The way health care is administered in the United States is unsustainable and in need of fundamental reengineering — right? During the 2008 presidential race, the country appeared to be in agreement on this point. But that all changed somewhere,...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 2:01 PM
The bumper sticker political view of the foreign policy of our nation expressed by Daniel Hays in last week's edition of the Towson Times is a mystery to me.
His letter to the editor ("U.S. incursions overseas put our troops in danger," March 7, 2012)...
| Mar 18, 2012
My elementary school principal was fond of reminding his students that the last perfect person walked this Earth 2,000 years ago. (Note to the litigious types over at the ACLU: It was permissible to provide such insight in light of the school's...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Warning: What you are about to read is a deeply cynical view of the 2012 election. If you're looking for puppies and rainbows, check back with me another time.
Many conservatives feel like this is the most important election in our lifetimes because we...
| Jul 16, 2010
Democrats are beginning to panic as we speed toward the midterm elections. They have good reason to get nervous as they ponder the spectacle - so unlikely a year or so ago - of being reduced once again to a minority in the House of Representatives. The...
| Aug 19, 2011
A moment ago, I Googled "Ron Paul ignored by media" and came up with 9,222 links. That's a lot of stories about someone being ignored. Here's what happened.
In last weekend's Iowa Straw Poll of GOP presidential candidates, the Texas congressman had an...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Sometimes, it is worth our time to step back, to take the long view about seemingly intractable issues affecting our country.
My long view begins with the gas line days of 1973-74, when a recently minted owner of a 1966 Ford Falcon began the daily...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Your editorial on Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal demonstrates why it will be so difficult to restore fiscal discipline to the federal budget ("Ryan's song and dance," March 21). Unfortunately, you have picked the wrong culprit.