| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 2:30 PM
In what might have been President Barack Obama's most progressive speech, his second inaugural address Monday marked a distinct change from the so-called New Democrat ideology of pragmatism and compromise to a full embrace of the principles that once...
| 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 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...
| 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....
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Those of you paying attention have noticed that the Obama administration is actually doing what it promised: transforming America into a gigantic welfare state. And there are plenty of takers willing to cash in on it and "get mine." Numbers don't lie....
| 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" ("...