| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Recently I have made some very interesting observations about people and politics. I have noticed a significant contrast between conservative Republicans and the liberal Democrats in the light of two fairly recent weather events.
The first incident...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:10 AM
As the five-year anniversary of the Lehman Bros. bankruptcy and the collapse of the mortgage market approaches, Americans are still struggling to cope with the consequences of the Great Recession. More than 4 million households have lost their homes to...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:16 AM
Timorous after having been hammered for years by cries from the right of leftist bias, and hampered by a simple-minded understanding of objectivity that gives sober attention to cranks and zanies, American journalism often winds up serving a bland gruel....
| May 7, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Enrollment in a controversial program that provides free cell phone service to low-income families has increased faster in Maryland than any other state in the nation, jumping nearly 90-fold since 2008 — renewing scrutiny on Capitol Hill over its...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s Sunday columns are usually thought-provoking, but not always in the way he intended. His latest opinion piece laments the vastly expanded entitlement economy — what he calls "a European-style welfare state" ("...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The class at Oakland Mills High School was English for Speakers of Other Languages, which meant the students were accustomed to hearty doses of vocabulary.
Even so, they appeared taken aback when Principal Frank Eastham laced his motivational speech...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. writes about "How the welfare state has grown" (April 7). But if the programs of the New Deal and the Great Society have been less than successful, it should be noted that the lack of funding from "big government" has...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The government in Britain recently did something interesting.
It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" -- a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms -- to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too disabled to work....
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:35 AM
For a politician crow is something you'd rather do than eat. For Gov. Martin O'Malley, that less-than-delectable bird is off the menu for now.
September's jobs report, released Friday, brought the best numbers the state has seen in a long time. The U.S....
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:26 AM
When 45,000 dogs and cats are tragically killed yearly in Maryland, costing taxpayers over $8 million, a remedy is long overdue. That's why Sen. Joanne Benson and I sponsored House Bill 767 and Senate Bill 820 in the 2013 General Assembly. It will...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:04 AM
At this time of severe cutbacks in government funding for food stamps, early childhood education and Meals on Wheels, some Maryland legislators are hard at work looking out for the welfare of one of the world's wealthiest corporations. Under a bill...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 8:15 AM
I may be influenced by a recent performance of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," but the first word that came to mind after reading Robert Ehrlich's recent column was "mendacity" ("Disability insurance entitlement explodes under Obama," March 3). His depiction...