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  • Maryland could have influence on Republican 2012 nomination

    Maryland could have influence on Republican 2012 nomination
    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...
  • 10 viral hits

    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-...
  • Arpaio and Perez: A tale of two lawmen

    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,...
  • Do crazy times call for a crazy candidate?

    Do crazy times call for a crazy candidate?
    "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 —...
  • Who will win Iowa, the most conservative or the most electable?

    Who will win Iowa, the most conservative or the most electable?
    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...
  • First step to fix budget: Make campaign contributions transparent

    Warren Buffet, the billionaire investor, is right about raising taxes for the wealthiest Americans to balance the budget. Mr. Buffet should also propose two additional reforms. They are first, list campaign contributions given congressional and...
  • Ron Paul, aka the invisible candidate

    A moment ago, I Googled "Ron Paul ignored by media" and came up with 9,222 links. That's a lot of stories about someone being ignored. Here's what happened. In last weekend's Iowa Straw Poll of GOP presidential candidates, the Texas congressman had an...
  • On North Korea, caution is better than rash words

    On North Korea, caution is better than rash words
    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...
  • The painful naivete of Ron Paul

    The painful naivete of Ron Paul
    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...
  • Iowa, 2011: Here they come a-courting

    Iowa, 2011: Here they come a-courting
    In Iowan Meredith Willson's "The Music Man," Marian, the River City librarian, spends a lot of time looking for love, while pretending not to. In the end she does, in fact, find it, with a huckster — a man who may be slightly less than sincere. We...
  • Sarah Palin defines being 'for sale' compared to Perry and Romney

    Sarah Palin defines being 'for sale' compared to Perry and Romney
    As we wheel into a big week TV and politics with the first GOP debate to include Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday and President Obama's long overdue jobs plan on Thursday, a couple of small observations demand to be made. First of all, I could not...
  • Voting for the Republican, by default

    I sympathize with the letter Dovey Kahn wrote in today's Baltimore Sun ("Obama by default," Sept. 6). Just as some will hold their nose and vote for President Obama in 2012, I held my nose and voted for John McCain in 2008, and I'll likely be holding my...