| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Even as the Senate takes up the issue of immigration reform this week, Republicans are increasingly giving indications that the effort isn't likely to go very far. First, it was Sen. Marco Rubio's dance around the issue — repeatedly speaking out...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Republicans and Democrats appear to agree on at least one thing: that the United States is facing a STEM (science, technology engineering and math) crisis. In his most recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama declared that he wants to...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:31 AM
There's a big launch event tonight in Washington for the Baltimore-made HBO comedy "VEEP," and I do not want to spoil anyone's fun. So, I am going to be purposefully light on details in talking about the three episodes of this brilliant and biting...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:01 PM
A resurgent Newt Gingrich and a series of new primary election rules in place for the first time in 2012 are giving local Republicans hope that traditionally blue Maryland may play a role in choosing the GOP presidential nominee.
Maryland's April 3...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 8:44 PM
1. Rebecca Black
Today is not Friday, but Rebecca Black's unintentional parody of modern pop still (unfortunately) takes the No. 1 spot for 2011 viral hits. The original video racked up disproportionately more dislikes than likes, but its so-bad-it's-...
| Dec 18, 2011
The scathing results of the U.S. Justice Department's investigation into the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office and its bias against Hispanic residents is likely to incense anyone with strong feelings about the state of immigration in this country,...
| Dec 19, 2011
"How do we stop Newt?"
I've now been asked that question by a lot of conservatives. It's not that I'm the go-to guy for that sort of question. Rather, one gets the sense that many "establishment" conservatives are asking everybody that question —...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Now that the seven Republican presidential hopefuls have had their last televised debate before the Jan. 3 Iowa precinct caucuses, they have barely two weeks of on-the-ground campaigning to answer the two key questions facing the voters.
The big one...
| Dec 23, 2011
Perhaps there has been nothing more baffling to American eyes than the photographs of hordes of obviously grief-stricken North Koreans mourning the death of their 69-year-old dictator, Kim Jong Il. Under his reign and that of his father, the people of the...
| Dec 26, 2011
So now it's Ron Paul's turn.
The diminutive Texas libertarian is poised in the latest polls to win the Iowa caucuses.
Obviously, this would be rough news for Newt Gingrich — who's in third place and falling — and very good news for Mitt...
| 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 21, 2012
| 3:54 AM
It's a cold, gray Friday afternoon in a dark and drafty concrete warehouse at an industrial park in Columbia. Not exactly the setting in which anyone would expect to find glamour, wit or the next big thing in pop culture.
But through a series of doors...