| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Three U.S. Senators sent letters to the Baltimore Ravens and the National Football League on Thursday criticizing what they called "plainly inadequate" punishment for star running back Ray Rice.
Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Hillary Rodham Clinton — imagine if she runs and wins!
In America, moms and dads of daughters will throw their arms around their girls' shoulders and say, "OK honey, now that the highest and seemingly most impervious glass ceiling is gone, in...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:02 PM
A former Navy football player was found not guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman at an off-campus party in Annapolis two years ago in a case that has drawn national scrutiny to the elite training ground for future officers of the...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In terms of public interest in elections, the voting for members of Congress in off-years, when no presidential candidates are on the ballot, is historically low. The stakes generally seem not very great, and familiarity breeds success for incumbents, who...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:16 PM
The release Saturday of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years as a prisoner of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan surely marked a jubilant moment for his family and friends in Boise, Idaho. Sgt. Bergdahl went missing from his unit in 2009 under...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Since the 1930s, the federal tax on gasoline has been the single greatest source of revenue to pay for America's highways and mass transit. For every gallon sold, 18.4 cents is collected by the federal government and set aside in the Highway Trust Fund to...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:42 AM
No doubt there were some lumps in throats at Amtrak headquarters last month when they heard the words "collapse" and "rail line" in Baltimore. As it happens, it was a CSX freight line that was affected by the loss of a 120-year-old retaining wall in...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:45 PM
A recent letter regarding last year's Benghazi incident misses several significant, essential points ("Investigate Benghazi and move on," May 11).
Several committees in Congress have been attempting to investigate the Benghazi massacre almost since...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:26 AM
"If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." That little nugget of truth, also known as the "law of the instrument," can be applied to more than just tool selection. When it comes to some closely-held beliefs, people tend to see...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:41 AM
With the Preakness coming up here in Maryland, it's time things changed for the better in America's horse racing industry, which long ago drifted far from the values of sport.
It is increasingly difficult for honest horse owners to succeed and for...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:43 AM
The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Nobody asked me, but ... it's hard to believe that Dallas Dance, the Baltimore County school superintendent, could take a consulting job with a company that does business with the school system he runs and not see that as a problem. He says he "didn't...