| 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 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Letter writer Joe Everett made a valid point about the Voting Rights Act but failed to see the bigger picture and the totally inequitable situation that needs to be addressed ("Where was the outcry when Md. voters were harmed?" June 27).
In the last...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 11:00 AM
In his recent commentary on House Speaker John Boehner and immigration reform, columnist Jules Witcover chooses to ignore a few basic truths that would contradict his arguments ("Boehner's stance on immigration puts GOP in peril," July 2).
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:43 AM
If Gen. Benedict Arnold, Capt. Charles Boycott, Sen. Joseph McCarthy and Gov. Elbridge Gerry had a voice in the matter, their names, or variations thereof would not be part of our political vocabulary.
The last instance is more pertinent to Carroll's...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act — and more recent efforts to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage — underscores just how dramatically views on the divisive issue have changed...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:23 PM
A generational shift within the Maryland Republican Party picked up steam Tuesday as a veteran GOP senator called an end to her legislative career and a conservative favorite launched an audacious challenge to an incumbent Democratic congressman.
| Jun 30, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The passage of sweeping immigration legislation would mean "everything" to the 16-year-old girl from El Salvador who can't forget the image of her father's arrest and subsequent deportation, nor her own fear of being unable to pursue her dreams without so...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:39 PM
The Senate approved a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws on Thursday that would spend billions more on border security while granting millions of undocumented immigrants a shot at U.S. citizenship.
But as supporters celebrated the rare...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:45 PM
While I enjoy the rants of former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in his weekly column, at some point I must say, "Enough is enough, Bob." As a former IRS employee and now a tax journalist, I have been following the IRS "scandal" closely and must dispute...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:17 PM
A coalition of civil liberties and immigrant-rights advocates led by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland wants to strengthen a provision in the Senate's sweeping immigration bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from racial profiling.
| Jun 22, 2013
As a multimillion-dollar national campaign launches Sunday to enroll Americans in the nation's new health care program, Maryland officials have already begun enlisting local groups in a similar drive.
In one example, 200 Christian, Jewish and Muslim...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:54 AM
A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology.
If signed by President Barack Obama, the...