| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:10 PM
After circling each other for days, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Texas Gov. Rick Perry clashed Wednesday in a nationally televised debate that was focused on state economic policy but tied closely to presidential politics.
The state leaders —...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:35 AM
I listened with curiosity to Harford County Executive (and Republican gubernatorial candidate) David Craig's broadside against clean water this week. I realize that as we close in on Maryland's 2014 election, campaign fodder often overtakes serious...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Not only was the fake CNN debate between Martin O'Malley and Rick Perry a sorry example of what political discourse has come to on the low road of cable news TV these days, it was also a ratings failure.
Wednesday night's edition of CNN's "Crossfire,"...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Maryland received a new No. 1 title for Gov. Martin O'Malley to crow about Wednesday as the Center for American Progress ranked its the best of the 50 states for women.
And crow the governor did, releasing a statement saying he and Lt. Gov. Anthony G....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Several candidates for governor — a Democrat and three Republicans — said Friday that they would cut taxes to improve Maryland's business image and revive its ailing manufacturing sector.
The three Republican candidates and Democratic...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley is supposed to be Maryland's political TV star. Just ask him.
But it was Congressman Andy Harris who drew the bigger national audience in his appearance on CNN's "Crossfire."
When O'Malley "debated" Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sept....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:53 PM
It turns out Gov. Martin O'Malley isn't the only Maryland politician occasionally stepping into Iowa.
Rep. John Delaney, the first-term congressman from Potomac, visited the early presidential primary state Thursday on behalf of Jim Mowrer, a Democrat...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:15 AM
As a Baltimore native and former 25-year Texas resident who has recently returned to Maryland, please allow me to correct Susan Reimer's misrepresentation of Texas public schools ("From the land of Rick Perry, the proud paddlers," Oct. 8).
| Mar 9, 2013
| 12:41 PM
As Maryland contemplates passing one of the nation's strictest gun laws, at least seven other states have courted its gun manufacturers, offering tax incentives and open arms elsewhere.
The governor of Texas, West Virginia's House speaker and an Illinois...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 1:20 PM
It would be troubling — though perhaps fitting — if Alabama, the state that gave us the Voting Rights Act in 1965 because of its opposition to providing African-American citizens the ability to register and vote, became the state that would...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 4:00 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Republican Gov. Rick Scott was one of those tea party stars whom voters believed had the courage of his convictions when he promised, as recently as last summer, to block The Affordable Care Act in his state. But last week, writes the...