| Jul 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
So, Todd Akin is back and he's talking rape again.
You remember what happened last time. The would-be Missouri senator torpedoed his campaign two years ago after suggesting in a TV interview that if a woman is a victim of "legitimate rape," she is...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:49 AM
For those not attuned to such things, the right-wing media has spent much of the week jumping up and down about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance on ABC-TV last Sunday morning. His offense? He dared suggest that there was a "racial component" from...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Howard County's newest district is also one of its more interesting state-level races.
District 9B, formerly located in Carroll County, was redrawn in 2012 and now almost exclusively represents Ellicott City voters. The district was carved mostly...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The conventional wisdom says everything on network TV is in decline.
Network news is a dinosaur crawling to the boneyard. The networks don’t have one drama that can start to compete with cable or Netflix. And I dare you to name six sitcoms that you...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:00 AM
I don't agree with what Karl Rove, a Republican strategist, said about Hillary Clinton ("Anatomy of a smear," May 15). But what the Democrats did to Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney was just as bad. (The suggestion that Mr. Romney single-handedly caused a...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Can we please stop holding the country hostage to crazy people?
Every year a tiny number of mentally ill people go on horrific killing sprees. It just happened in California. I won't name the person because I think the media attention lavished on...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:05 AM
What makes the tea party movement so effective at mobilizing voters and winning elections is the same thing that may limit its effectiveness in the future: its decentralized nature. The tea party movement is politics guerrilla-style.
The first thing a...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Why is Martin O'Malley running for the democratic presidential nomination when everyone on the planet knows it belongs to Hillary Clinton?
After all, he is not a man known for flights of fantasy. And, according to a Baltimore Sun poll, most...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I'm glad to see Dr. Ben Carson is leading the Republican field of Presidential "hopefuls" — as in "I hope this isn't all they have to offer" ("O'Malley lags behind Clinton," Feb. 17). I'm sure he will prove to be just as viable candidate as Herman...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Martin Bashir, the embattled MSNBC show host who on Nov. 15 urged a crude and graphic form of punishment for Sarah Palin, resigned from the channel Wednesday.
MSNBC could afford to do nothing less than force Bashir out in the wake of his hateful speech....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
What I just love about Sarah Palin is that her new book about how Christmas is being ruined by atheists opens with a quote from humorist Dave Barry — who identifies as an atheist! ("Sarah Palin: the gift that keeps on giving," Nov. 13.)...