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  • The demise of moderate Republicanism

    The demise of moderate Republicanism
    Among the casualties of the 2012 presidential election, along with Mitt Romney, was the vanishing breed of moderate Republicans of which he once was a star, until his embarrassing lurch into conservatism. Mr. Romney first failed to win the GOP...
  • Eagle Archive: For people who want to make history, Election Day is your chance

    As the 2012 presidential campaign soldiers on toward its final days, no one seems at a loss for an opinion on the outcome. Since 2010 in Maryland, we don't have to wait until the first Tuesday in November to vote. Early voting centers — in...
  • Obama's second-term dilemma

    Obama's second-term dilemma
    Second terms have rarely been kind to American presidents. Our last two-term leader, George W. Bush, ended his tenure with a financial crash so disastrous that his own party has tried to erase him from memory. Mr. Bush's predecessor, Bill Clinton, was...
  • The most famous umbrella since Neville Chamberlain went to Munich

    The public appetite for trivial distraction has always extended to our chief executives. I remember the minor uproar when Lyndon Johnson lifted a beagle by the ears. There was extensive commentary on Richard Nixon's taste for cottage cheese and ketchup....
  • Caring for the environment is politically out of fashion

    Caring for the environment is politically out of fashion
    Weeks after the weird June 29 windstorm that swept the Mid-Atlantic, I can't shake the feeling of being in an episode of "The Twilight Zone," the 1960s TV series that warned of living selfishly. A dash of Rod Serling spiking a large dollop of Catholic...
  • Garrett Co. woman at ninth GOP convention

    Garrett Co. woman at ninth GOP convention
    One in a series of profiles of Maryland delegates to the Republican National Convention Ask Brenda Butscher to compare this year's Republican convention to the first one she attended, in 1972, and her answer is unexpected. "One thing is I haven't met...
  • A smile for the ages

    A smile for the ages
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, I have one for you. It came to mind last week when I heard of the death of Neil Armstrong, famed for being the first to set foot upon the Moon. His boyish face appeared on many photos through the years,...
  • Taxing the tea party

    Taxing the tea party
    Loyal readers of this page are likely aware that we have not been great supporters of the tea party movement. Too often, we have found those anti-tax crusaders who call themselves tea party patriots are simply rebranded John Birch Society members of an...
  • No denying Ryan's lying

    The GOP is constantly puffing up their vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, as the most honest politician to come along since President Abraham "Honest Abe" Lincoln, claiming that he's not afraid to tell people the hard truth no matter what the...
  • Save public input to help save the environment

    Save public input to help save the environment
    When first proposed about a decade ago, it seemed like a promising means to revive the Chesapeake Bay's devastated oyster crop: Bring in Chinese oysters, which are impervious to the diseases killing the native stock and also grow faster. If successful,...
  • A caravan for peace

    A caravan for peace
    One hundred and ninety six people were murdered in Baltimore last year. Recent figures show our violent crime rate is more than two and a half times the national average. Many of these crimes spawned from the illegal nature of the drug trade, and the vast...
  • Romney inadvertently shows why he lost

    Romney inadvertently shows why he lost
    Defeated presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who helped do himself in with his closed-door characterization of nearly half of all Americans as content to live off federal handouts, wasted no time doubling down on the theory. He did so in a conference call...