| Apr 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama wants to invest an initial $110 billion in a study of the human brain that could have benefits as great as those achieved by the Human Genome Project. Maybe the first study should be done on the one-track minds of tea party...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 4:17 AM
In stepping down last week as a speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine commencement, Dr. Ben Carson again took on the role of media/culture critic and martyr to "political correctness."
"Someday in the future, it is my hope and prayer that...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Why do Republicans keep attacking their members? They bicker and denounce each other. That's not how you win elections. Case in point is the ill-fated 2008 ticket of Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin. Ms. Palin and her family were ruthlessly...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The first question Dick Cheney is asked in "The World According to Dick Cheney" is: What's your favorite virtue?
"Integrity," he answers.
What do you value most in your friends?" he's asked in follow-up.
"Honesty," he says through those crooked,...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Republican Party has been doing a lot of hand-wringing and finger-pointing since the presidential election. Half the conservative columnists and bloggers say the GOP lost because it overemphasized social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:10 PM
As the funding controversy swirled around Susan G. Komen for the Cure this week, much of the criticism was directed not at the group's chief executive but at a Maryland native who serves as a senior policy adviser.
Karen Handel, who faced a hard-luck...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 5:38 PM
All I want for Christmas is a black-and-white "Glee" holiday special .. .and a purple Christmas tree.
This year, Gleeks were treated to a show within a show. The glee kids, because of some cancellation of a yuletide log special on a local channel, are...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Sarah Palin isn't getting many headlines these days amid the slugfest for the Republican presidential nomination, as Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum fight for the delegates. But the release of the HBO movie "Game Change," based on the book by Mark...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:43 AM
We all know what will be on this weekend at the Governor's Mansion in Annapolis.
At 9 p.m. on Saturday, at least.
Gov. Martin O'Malleyseems pretty jazzed about the premier of HBO's movie about Sarah Palin starring Julianne Moore.
| May 14, 2011
| 2:06 PM
The last time Victoria Dinatale had an acting gig was in 1978, when she played a tree in a North Carroll High School production of a play whose name she can't even recall.
But she still remembers the thrill of the spotlight, which is what drew her and...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 3:00 AM
After a long time wandering in the wilderness, with no movie or TV production under way in Maryland, local actors, technicians, caterers, drivers, set builders and hospitality professionals are back to work with the production in Baltimore of the HBO...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Seeing HBO's latest trailer for "Game Change," the made-for-TV version of the 2008 GOP presidential campaign with John McCain and Sarah Palin, brought back memories of the early days of Z on TV when I was doing media-and-politics 24/7 -- and loving it....