| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
My conclusions about the latest mess in Washington, for your consumption:
•The GOP lost: Yes, Obamacare is a predictably unruly mess. It consists of many bad ideas (and a few good ones) wrapped into an enormously expensive partisan missile...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler called on his Democratic rivals Tuesday to pledge not to allow third-party spending in the race for governor.
"We're trying to keep the fundraising contribution lines clean and limit the outside groups buying...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:27 PM
If you don't think TV is in the midst of revolutionary change, go to Amazon.com this weekend and instead of buying a book or baby food, take a look at the online giant's original production of "Alpha House."
It's a political satire written and...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Maybe it's just me, but a fundraising letter I received from CNN's Paul Begala last week struck me as emblematic of what's wrong when media are mixed with money and politics -- as they increasingly are these days at cable TV news channels in Washington....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Baltimore Sun staff and wire reports
— With millions of consumers — including 73,000 Marylanders — getting health insurance cancellation notices, President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he will encourage insurers to continue...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The nation's top Catholic bishops will convene this week in Baltimore to choose a new leader, a decision that will help set the course for an American church striving to build its appeal while grappling with stances on immigration and contraception...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Women political leaders from the east and west came together in Washington D.C. this summer to advance women's roles in building sustainable peace as part of the women's leadership conference, "Women at the Tables of Power." This exchange between U.S....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:50 PM
The first time Kai Bacharach uttered his name — his male name, the one he chose for himself — was in the spring, at an event for students accepted to Goucher.
For the first 18 years of life, Bacharach used the female name his parents bestowed...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Even as I write this, I'm hungry. The truth is that I've been a little hungry ever since I began the Food Stamp Challenge. Along with more than 75 other Marylanders — including Anne Sheridan, executive director of Governor's Office for Children;...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Commentator Thomas F. Schaller and the other Democrats in the liberal media blame the Republicans for the government shutdown ("Government shutdown is the Republicans' fault — period," Oct. 1).
The truth is that it was the Democrats who caused the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:09 PM
As the late budget agreement cleared the way for federal workers across Maryland to go back to work and government offices to reopen Thursday, attention in Washington shifted to the next problem: striking a new deal before funding runs out again in...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:28 PM
I've spent the last two weeks in Latin America — where they know something about defaulting on public debts. As part of a bipartisan group of former U.S. ambassadors, I met with business leaders, central bankers, government officials and ordinary...