| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
| 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 16, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Maybe we wouldn't be dealing with a government shutdown if Sergio Vitale owned a restaurant in Washington.
A Democrat and Republican gubernatorial candidate chatted amicably at Vitale's Little Italy Restaurant Monday evening before retreating to private...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley did his job Tuesday night in Charlotte.
He fired up the party faithful with a call and response: "Forward, Not Back." He hit the Republican nominee hard on his Swiss bank accounts — reinforcing a campaign message that Mitt...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:04 PM
I noticed a moving truck outside the old St. Alphonsus parochial school in the west side of downtown Baltimore on Saratoga Street. Someone was moving into an apartment in this Victorian building, once home to a school that made a a valiant attempt to...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 12:55 PM
— Is it any wonder that a city renowned for its lofty skyscrapers has created a stunning park in the sky?
The High Line Park, a 1930s-era elevated rail line, has been transformed into vibrant green space, perched some 30 feet above Manhattan. There...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 1:16 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley has opened a 14-point lead over former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in their gubernatorial rematch, solidifying his Democratic base and winning over independents while his rival struggles to capitalize on the voter anger that is...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 2:25 PM
He could be brought to tears by the plight of a citizen down on his luck.
He could be made to laugh when his idiosyncrasies were made the topic of (even public) discussion.
He would forgive and forget even the most egregious acts — if he...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:44 AM
Las Vegas is one of my favorite places, but there's a tinge of sadness on the Strip these days.
It's not a lack of crowds or dearth of attractions. The streets, shows, restaurants and casinos are packed as always. No, what's made the people of Las...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 9:03 AM
American family values are under siege again, this time in Maryland.
Two centuries of American jurisprudence and millennia of human experience are at the mercy of the state's Court of Appeals. The decision of the seven-judge panel may corrupt one of...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 5:15 AM
It's frustrating to read articles about Herman Cain that claim he is trying to capitalize on his "15 minutes of fame" ("Cain says Florida win no fluke," Sept. 27).
Using Andy Warhol's famous quote is insulting because it denigrates the work the Cain...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Let's roll out the list. It includes, in no particular order of sluttishness: Kwame Kilpatrick; Jesse Jackson; James McGreevey; Ted Haggard; Gary Condit; Mark Sanford; John Edwards; Bill Clinton; Newt Gingrich; Rudy Giuliani; Eliot Spitzer; Antonio...