| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Can government solve the problem of poverty in America? It is a question worth asking because partisan politics is eroding the federal government's lead role in developing the social welfare policies that have defined much of the country's domestic agenda...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The intro has been tweaked, but make no mistake, this is the same "Newsroom."
Perhaps as a nod to some criticism of its first season, "The Newsroom" opened Season Two with a vastly less heavy-handed intro. Gone from the credits are the images of...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Since Mitt Romney lost to President Obama on Nov. 6, the conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party is in trouble. The less conventional truth is that it is the Democrats whose chances may be more bleak.
Yes, Republicans are currently...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Climate change is real. The stakes are high and the time is short. In Maryland, we just have to think about last week's sweltering weather to get a look into our future. In 50 years, it could be a rare summer day when temperatures in Maryland do not reach...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy.
While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:11 AM
WASHINGTON -- A sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws such as the legislation approved in June by the Senate would boost Maryland's economic output by $740 million and add more than 8,000 jobs in the state, according to a report released...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as it turns out, were a pleasant fiction. The quasi-government guarantors of mortgage loans seemed like a good deal for Americans during all the years when they helped guarantee the availability of affordable, long-term home...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:20 PM
The town commissioners' meeting room in the Bel Air Town Hall as a capacity of 115, and every bit of available space was taken Tuesday evening as local residents crowded in to hear from U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from District 1.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:40 AM
In spite of opposition by 72 percent of the American public, Republican members of the House of Representatives have driven the government, and possibly the economy, over the shutdown cliff. More ominous is their threat not to agree to an increase in...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Rather than shut down parks, cancel Naval Academy football and furlough federal employees, we should refuse to pay any congressional salaries until a settlement is reached ("No shutdown deal in sight," Oct. 2). As a group, with the exception of a few, the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In the wake of a ridiculous and predictably futile 40th attempt by the GOP-controlled House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare, I have become quite tired of all the misunderstanding and misrepresentation of attempts at health care reform perpetrated...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
When Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, ranking member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, helped Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa craft an amendment to the Farm Bill that would nullify dozens — if not hundreds — of state...