| Mar 15, 2013
| 7:10 PM
A federal court in Virginia was asked Friday to determine the proper ownership of a miniature landscape painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and allegedly purchased for $7 in a box of odds and ends in a rural flea market.
The complaint filed in U.S....
| Dec 14, 2012
SINGAPORE -- While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due "in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000" -- here in this modern and prosperous city-state of...
| May 4, 2013
| 4:00 AM
There's the story of a woman with five kids who was asked: If she had to do it all over again, would she have five children?
"Yes," she said, "just not these five."
That's the way I feel about the immigration "reform" bill introduced by the Senate's...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:22 AM
The most common complaint from people who email me about my columns is that the federal government is horrible: Too big and growing too fast, too corrupt and wasteful, and providing too many benefits to too many Americans. If we just shrink the...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said "we can't just cut our way to prosperity" ("Obama outlines ambitious agenda for second term," Feb. 13). I could not agree more. More than 12.5 percent of households in Maryland and 50...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I applaud the Maryland Court of Appeals' ruling that state police must give the NAACP access to internal affairs files on racial profiling complaints ("State police must turn over racial profiling complaints to the NAACP," Jan. 24). These cases...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I'm not big into conspiracy theories. I never bought into the grassy knoll in Dallas or the anti-Obama birther movement. And it will take a lot of convincing for me to believe Oakland Raiders coach Bill Callahan took a dive in Super Bowl XXXVII to...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., in his unwavering right-wing view, bemoans various initiatives supported by President Barack Obama and Gov. Martin O'Malley as the consequences of the recent election. Yes, the election has consequences, and the list...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 12:28 PM
— Four years after he rode into the White House on a message of change, President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term Monday amid lowered expectations and a sense that his re-election has done little to alter the nation's fractured...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Citing a severe and chronic backlog, advocacy groups have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the state of failing low-income and disabled Marylanders by regularly taking nearly a year to approve medical assistance applications.
The lawsuit, filed last...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The president is voluntarily giving 5 percent of his yearly salary back to the U.S. Treasury in order to show solidarity with government workers forced to take unpaid leaves due to what he calls the catastrophic effects of the sequestration ("President'...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
I totally disagree with Richard L. Ottenheimer's comments that Republicans are trying to blow up the economy ("Chickenomics: A winning GOP strategy?" Jan. 22). It's not a Republican or Democratic thing, it's an American thing, or just smart economics....