| Nov 29, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Newt Gingrich is the standard bearer for traditional family values within the Republican party? As unlikely as that might seem given the former House Speaker's history of marital infidelities and messy divorce, it's apparent he may be the only GOP...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:19 PM
There is no media process more fascinating to watch this week than the one unfolding around Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the newest GOP presidential candidate.
The process involves network news and cable channels trying to take the candidate down a peg --...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Maybe you should let Marta Mossburg and David Zurawik switch places. Her over-the-top paranoid column today about kids television ("Children's TV: last bastion for liberal utopia," Aug. 17) is certainly more of a review of television than David Zurawik'...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Thrilled as I was with Texas Rep. Ron Paul's good showing as a truly constitutional candidate in the Iowa straw poll, I am concerned that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be seen in the same light.
Granted, Governor Perry is the top elected official of a...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 8:54 AM
Well, it's about time. At last we have a candidate with the guts to close down our embassy in Iran were she elected president. Thank you, Michele Bachmann. Oh — and thank you Jimmy Carter as well, since he closed down the embassy there in 1980 in...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 9:45 AM
I find Steven P. Grossman's commentary amusing ("GOP presidential field outdoes itself," Nov. 6). Mr. Grossman takes great delight in mocking the field of Republican presidential nominees. That's not the amusing part. The fun part is looking at the...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 10:20 AM
"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though some time back they may have entered illegally."
That was Ronald Reagan speaking during his 1984 reelection campaign. After that election, he stuck to his...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Newt Gingrich wants to pay poor kids to clean toilets. And all of the right people are horrified.
The Nation says Mr. Gingrich is running on "a platform that seems to have been written by the unreformed Ebenezer Scrooge." The editors of the Newark Star-...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 9:23 AM
I doubt this modest request will be heard over the fevered roar for the scalp of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that the media has been sounding since he announced his candidacy for president. There is almost a palpable bloodlust to bring this guy down -- and it...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Considering all the political woes that have besieged Barack Obama in the third year of his presidency — including the disappointment in him many liberal Democrats have loudly expressed — you might expect he'd have a challenge by now for the...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 12:24 PM
At a town hall meeting in Catonsville last week, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin spent a half-hour answering questions, including whether Congress would cut Medicare, address immigration or impeach President Barack Obama.
Despite the breadth of the discussion,...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 4:18 PM
Republican Gov. Robert McDonnell of Virginia made no secret about who he thought should win Maryland's 2010 gubernatorial campaign. It wasn't Martin O'Malley.
Yet two months after O'Malley, a Democrat, sailed to victory, McDonnell showed up in...