| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:00 AM
I am not a Washington Redskins fan; quite the contrary — I worked there in 1999-2000 and had a very negative experience.
Yet what is happening with the protests over the team's name is a disturbing example of what can happen when certain members...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:24 AM
For The Atlantic the distinguished linguist Geoffrey Nunberg has produced an article, "When Slang Becomes a Slur," about the controversy over the name of the Washington Redskins.
Don't pass over it without clicking. It is a thoughtful, substantial...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Maryland's congressional delegation cruised to victory in Tuesday's primary, leaving Democrats positioned to dominate the state's House seats even in a year that's shaping up to be promising for the Republicans nationally.
Six of eight incumbents...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Item: Washington is abuzz with the shocking defeat of House majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary. David Brat, a tea party-inspired college professor with little money but plenty of energy, pulled off the historic upset.
Most of the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:01 PM
For Republican candidates for governor, there's simply not enough Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to go around. He's like the father in a large family whose kids compete for his attention but can't manage to get Dad all to themselves.
Ehrlich, who in 2002...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Redistricting since the last election has significantly altered the boundaries of Legislative District 35.
What was formerly an all-Harford County district encompassing Abingdon, Bel Air and the northern third of the county has been shifted eastward...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:02 AM
On Monday, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed the Chesapeake Watershed Agreement, a collaborative effort across multiple states to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. But the celebration of the watershed agreement may be premature. Down the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- He won't face a challenge in next week's primary election, but Rep. John Delaney nevertheless began running television advertisements on Wednesday.
The Potomac Democrat is buying airtime to highlight what has been his signature legislative...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Days after the federal government abandoned plans to house immigrant children in a Baltimore office building, the Obama administration has begun to explore other sites in Maryland, including one in Prince George's County, documents obtained by The...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:27 AM
The stunning primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the first ever suffered by any congressional leader of either party, may well reflect his Virginia constituents' souring toward his personal hubris more than any cosmic policy issue.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:50 PM
The Social Security Administration will transfer more than 15 percent of its disability appeals cases from its Baltimore office to other cities in an effort to relieve what has become the third-worst processing delay in the nation, the agency said Friday....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Canada has a shale oil supply that could have reduced U.S. reliance of oil imports from the Middle East, provided thousands of American jobs and ultimately lowered the price of gasoline for American citizens. But President Barack Obama has held the...