| Mar 15, 2013
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...
| May 18, 2013
| 9:01 AM
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....
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:49 PM
There is no excuse for the kind of coverage TV has delivered the last two weeks on the sequester.
Television news has been polarizing, sensational and mostly focused on personality rather than the policy behind the $85 billion in federal spending cuts...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Dr. Gerald D. Klee, a retired psychiatrist who was an LSD expert and participated in its experimentation on volunteer servicemen at several military installations in the 1950s, died Sunday of complications after surgery at the University of Maryland St....
| Feb 1, 2013
I read with interest Jules Witcover's recent commentary, "Don't count Biden out in 2016" (Jan. 29), suggesting that Vice President Joe Biden might be a serious candidate for president in 2016.
If history is a guide, the chances of a sitting Vice...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Christopher Van Hollen Sr., a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Sri Lanka, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Jan. 30 at the Washington Home and Hospice. The former Baltimore resident was 90.
Born in Baltimore and raised in...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Shawn Dyson closed his barbershop and let his 10-year-old daughter skip school Tuesday, hoping they could become part of Baltimore sports history.
"When you have moments like this in your life, you've got to experience them," said Dyson, who's 49. "This...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in for the second time as president of the United States, he faces the stark reality that little of what he hopes to accomplish in a second term will likely come to pass. Mr. Obama occupies an office that many assume...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Much of Friday's political-media online chatter was focused on Fox news hiring failed presidential candidate and pizza executive Herman Cain as a political analyst.
But the big story that seemed to mostly sail under the radar was the embattled channel's...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Recent news coverage of the U.S. Postal Service's proposal to end Saturday mail deliveries has focused mainly on the public's reaction to the change ("For mail carriers, Saturday routes roll on — for now," Feb. 10).
What has scarcely been...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Jan. 14, 2000: "There can be no doubt about the greatness of this defense," Ravens defensive end Michael McCrary says after a 16-3 victory in Oakland that sends Baltimore to the Super Bowl. The Ravens intercept four Raiders passes and hold the NFL's top-...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 10:49 AM
One of the great works in politics and political rhetoric is John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage. Courage has always been important to the Kennedys, who created a Profile in Courage Award a generation ago, and the awards, although...