| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Last week we looked at the Democrats' increasingly progressive platform and constituencies, particularly their attendant enthusiasm for large government and ever-higher spending.
But what about the other party? Is the GOP ready (and able) to win the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Famed Baltimore neurosurgeon Ben Carson said this week he believes he was targeted for an audit by the Internal Revenue Service because of his vocal opposition to the Obama administration.
Carson said he had only his suspicions to go on, but this year...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:08 PM
A federal court on Monday rejected political consultant Julius Henson's appeal of a $1 million civil judgment against him for an illegal Election Day robocall.
The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision that Henson, his company,...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Are you easily annoyed these days? Me too.
So, herewith, a brief sampling of the most annoying and shamelessly under-analyzed and under-reported incidents of recent weeks.
•Democratic silence as President Barack Obama follows and expands upon...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In his recent column ("A silence from liberals that speaks volumes," June 23), Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. condemns Pfc. Bradley Manning as "traitorous." His evidence? That Seal Team Six found Osama bin Laden in possession of materials Private Manning had...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The Maryland Republican Party has hired a former aide to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele as its executive director, filling the vacancy left by the abrupt departure of David Ferguson in August.
State party Chairwoman Diana...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Barton S. Mitchell, a retired asphalt paving company executive who was active in Maryland Republican politics and enjoyed collecting vintage cars, died Sunday of lung cancer at his Lutherville home. He was 73.
"Bart was just a larger-than-life...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:09 PM
HAVRE de GRACE — Harford County Executive David R. Craig describes himself as a moderate by temperament, but he is staking out positions that seem certain to appeal to the Republican party's hard-core conservative base as he seeks the 2014...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When I was chairman of the Maryland Racing Commission, I predicted that all sorts of interests would in the future try and nibble away at any monies directed to try and equalize the position of Maryland's horse racing and breeding industries vis-à-vis...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The leading candidates for governor have announced their running mates, making choices that underscore a harsh reality for Baltimore: It is no longer the center of the Maryland political universe.
Democrat Douglas F. Gansler's selection Monday of Prince...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Roughly half of Maryland employers will see their unemployment insurance tax drop by about 70 percent next year, the result of the state's rebound from the recession, the governor said Wednesday.
After an annual evaluation of the unemployment benefit...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Shame on you, Republican Party. And how dare you claim to speak for the American people. You do not speak for the poor, the elderly, the sick, the unemployed and underemployed, the victims of gun violence and the undocumented immigrants who are helping to...