| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion.
This was an important step in the right direction - especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities.
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:51 AM
There was a time when a president and the opposition party in Congress could agree on certain basics, such as the right of the chief executive to select members of his cabinet with no fuss or bother.
The president's most important choice in this...
| Dec 1, 2012
Congress returned to "work" this week (now there's a laugh) to complete its lame-duck session before taking another holiday. Spending other people's money is a taxing experience.
Their task is to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a geological construct of their...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 4:00 AM
This election will tell us what kind of America we believe in. Is it the one our Founders bequeathed, of limited government, or is it the one re-made in the image of liberal, paternalistic government?
The choice, as President Barack Obama has said, could...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 4:00 AM
In form, President Barack Obama came back strongly in Tuesday's debate with Mitt Romney, but substantively he continues to lag behind the Republican candidate. That's because the president has a record to defend, and it isn't a good one.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:00 AM
What if they held an environmental crisis and no one cared?
What if a law moving through Congress would significantly harm clean water, open space, the Chesapeake Bay? You'd hear the alarms, strong and clear, from the largest national groups to the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson was recognized this month by a national law enforcement association for advocating for stricter gun control laws.
Johnson received the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives'...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:19 AM
This month's passage of a new U.S.-Russia trade law has done more than showcase Senator Ben Cardin's dedication to international human rights.
By sending the shock to the Kremlin — that the U.S. values prosecuting rights abusers as much as it...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:33 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to be in Las Vegas Tuesday for a panel discussion on clean energy, appearing alongside former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at an event with big names in national politics.
The day-long National Clean Energy...
| Apr 26, 2013
In today's ever-growing coagulation of fact, fiction and rumor from print, digital and social media, where is the news consumer to look with confidence for the truth?
The flood of instant accounts of the Boston marathon explosions and their alleged...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Now that the way has been cleared for the U.S. Senate to vote on a bipartisan bill to toughen federal gun controls, Americans should remember that the effectiveness of government regulations has limits. Ultimately, new laws will give Americans a false...