| Apr 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." — Thomas Jefferson
My recent column on the challenges associated with the Social...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:35 AM
For all the clamor from the White House and many in Congress to address the American scourge of gun violence, signs continue to point to a half-measure solution at best.
President Barack Obama's State of the Union plea to the nation's lawmakers that the...
| Apr 25, 2013
"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Paul Dickson, a Garrett Park resident, loves the origins of words and is a compiler of word books and dictionaries.
So imagine my delight and pleasure when my friend, Mary Garson, who is also fascinated with etymology, gave me a copy of Dickson's...
| May 13, 2013
| 3:27 PM
The fight over the federal minimum wage is coming to Baltimore.
The head of the U.S. Department of Labor plans to swing into town Tuesday to talk to low-wage workers about how they make — or don't make — ends meet. Seth D. Harris, the agency'...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Of course the president deserves some of the blame.
Yes, it's extremely unlikely he ordered the IRS to discriminate against tea party, pro-life or Jewish groups opposed to his agenda (though why anyone should take his word for it is beyond me). And...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:57 PM
President Barack Obama will visit Baltimore next Friday, the second in a series of outings aimed at selling his stalled jobs agenda.
The trip follows one the president took this week to Austin, Texas, where he visited a school and a manufacturing plant....
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:14 AM
President Barack Obama's call during the State of the Union address to reduce the threat of nuclear war could not have been more timely. The day before the president spoke, North Korea tested a primitive nuclear device, and the following day reports...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:47 PM
It might have been back in February when he got under the skin of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on CBS' "Face the Nation."
Or maybe it was in May when he went toe to toe with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on NBC's "Meet the Press."
None of the...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 6:25 AM
President Barack Obama no longer needs Gov. Martin O'Malley as a top campaign surrogate, and the Democratic Governors Association is set to elect someone else as its chairman on Monday when the group meets in Los Angeles.
But neither development is...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Somewhere on his path to Washington Gov. Martin O'Malley tired of the little people.
Nowhere was it more evident than last week when he berated Penn National Gaming CEO Peter Carlino for defending his business.
He took particular exception to Mr....
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:42 AM
It's sometimes said that a lame-duck president is a weakened leader from the first day of his last term. The two-term limit of the 22nd Amendment, imposed by wrathful Republicans in 1951 in response to FDR's breach of the George Washington tradition, is...