| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:30 AM
As political theater, the Republican Party's Iowa caucuses came through: A photo finish with a mere 8 votes separating winner Mitt Romney from the runner-up, former Sen. Rick Santorum. Throw in a third-place for Rep. Ron Paul as well as a decent showing...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:00 PM
A year ago, the tea party movement looked like an irresistible wave sweeping through the Republican Party. Anyone who hoped to win this year's GOP presidential nomination, it seemed, would need to embrace tea party activists' stringent demands for smaller...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:14 PM
The biggest story of the New Hampshire primary is unlikely to be the identity of the winner — polls suggest Mitt Romney has matters well in hand. The real surprise is what the candidates attacked. Surely no contemporary group of Republican...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:41 PM
One can only hope the Baltimore Ravens do a better job of clock management than the Maryland Democratic Party did during its annual pre-session legislative lunch gathering Tuesday.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, the party's leader and the subject of fulsome...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Two Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis want to spur a debate about the influence of money in politics and send a rebuke to tea party leaders by having the General Assembly ratify the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, which required that U.S. senators...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
While Mitt Romney continues to depend on the notion that he is the Republican best equipped to beat President Barack Obama in November, another question of perception hovers over him. Do voters like the guy?
It's a question that clings to him as he...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It's one thing to criticize Mitt Romney for being a businessman with the wrong values. It's quite another to accuse him and his former company, Bain Capital, of doing bad things. If what Bain Capital did under Mr. Romney was bad for America, the burden...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Rick Perry's withdrawal from the presidential race and his endorsement of Newt Gingrich give a boost to a campaign that has been gaining momentum in the days before the South Carolina primary. Much of the analysis of this latest turn of events focuses...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 9:30 AM
After watching the Republican presidential primary debates, I have an urge to move to another country if any of these clowns win. The unapologetic racism shown by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and the loud clapping by the people of South Carolina,...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:00 AM
As an American of Turkic descent, I am outraged Gov. Rick Perry's response to Brett Baier's Turcophobic and twisted question about Turkey ("Turkey rejects Perry comments," Jan. 18). Gov. Perry made a disastrous mistake by saying that Turkey is governed by...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 3:41 PM
On Monday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is set to unfurl the most ambitious legislative agenda of his six years in office. By Thursday evening, he's scheduled to be 200 miles north in a Midtown Manhattan hotel, schmoozing with contributors to the...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Jay Hancock's column "Missing the point about Romney" (Jan. 22) should be required reading in every economics class, and of course for every voter.
The issue is not that Mitt Romney is rich or even that he paid low tax rates on his riches. The real issue...