| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
This past week, the Department of Justice sued to stop the merger between US Airways and American Airlines ("Where was DOJ in Southwest-AirTran merger?" Aug. 15).
One reason for the department's actions is because the merger would reduce competition...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:31 AM
The Harford County Human Relations Commission is recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
The national observation celebrates the history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain,...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:14 AM
May has been a rough month for President Barack Obama: more Benghazi developments, plus the breaking IRS and journo-bugging scandals.
Taken separately, none of these episodes is fatal. They do not reach Watergate levels. Given that previously classified...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Presidential second terms tend to be disasters, but, to paraphrase Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, each is disastrous in its own way.
The big domestic initiative of George W. Bush's second term was Social Security privatization. Politically, it was a...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:22 AM
The most common complaint from people who email me about my columns is that the federal government is horrible: Too big and growing too fast, too corrupt and wasteful, and providing too many benefits to too many Americans. If we just shrink the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, even he was surprised. Mr. Obama's winning of the prize was rightly controversial — after nine months in office it was difficult to determine what exactly had warranted it —...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:06 PM
In 1982, Mayor William Donald Schaefer persuaded state lawmakers to try a different approach to urban revitalization. To lure companies to poorer parts of Baltimore and elsewhere in Maryland, the government would dangle a 10-year property tax discount and...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
MANCHESTER, England -- There is a story about Margaret Thatcher that is probably apocryphal but speaks volumes about the strength of Britain's first female prime minister, who died Monday at age 87.
Following her election in 1979, the story goes that...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:15 AM
One would assume that Thomas F. Schaller read all 1,100 pages of the immigration reform bill and all its amendments before he claimed that it represented the national interest ("Immigration reform would be a win for Obama and the country," June 26). He...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Active-duty military personnel using BWI Marshall Airport are eligible to participate in Pre-Check, an expedited security screening, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday.
TSA officers staffing the Pre-Check station at Concourse...
| 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...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"Could people like Bob Dole, even Ronald Reagan -- could you make it in today's Republican Party?" Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday" asked former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole.
"I doubt it," Mr. Dole replied. "Reagan...