| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column "A barrage of wedgies" (April 20) requires a bit of comment. I have known Bob Ehrlich. He is good man. His effectiveness as governor was hampered predominantly, in my opinion, by bad advisers. Be that as it may,...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 11:50 AM
The first negative advertisements in the Democratic primary campaign for governor hit airwaves this week, pushing a feisty political fight that's simmered for months into prime time.
Already, the race among Democrats for the governor's mansion is poised...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Maryland voters will head to the polls to pick the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor nine weeks from today, and the state of the race thus far is pretty depressing. Most of the oxygen in the contest is being sucked up by an unilluminating...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley left Tuesday for a five-day trip to Europe that includes a "congressional pilgrimage" to northern Ireland and a conference in Amsterdam.
The governor, whose Irish heritage inspired his Celtic rock band and his taste in poetry,...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:39 PM
The chairman of the Baltimore City liquor board will step down from his post to take a position on the Orphans' Court.
Stephan Fogleman, who was confirmed Friday by the Maryland State Senate, expects to be sworn in as a judge within the next 30 days....
| Mar 22, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Legislation that would curb the practice of physicians directly dispensing prescription drugs to workers' compensation patients — often at sky-high prices — remains stuck in a House committee as time is running out in Annapolis.
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:43 PM
— An effort to lure the FBI to Maryland could have a profound payoff for the state's economy, but the benefits could take years to materialize and the eventual impact would hinge on the way local officials handle the project, several of the state'...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called on Democrats nationwide to join the Voter Expansion Project to register new voters, make the process simpler and fight so-called "voter suppression laws."
Rawlings-Blake, who is secretary of the Democratic...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:00 PM
As congressman of the 2nd District of Maryland, I am proud to represent the men and women of the National Security Agency. They serve and sacrifice for our country every day, often in dangerous situations, and I applaud them for their work. As the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Maryland House Republicans offered an alternative to Gov. Martin O'Malley's spending plan Tuesday, suggesting the state limit spending to 1 percent above last year.
The minority caucus, dramatically outnumbered in the House of Delegates, push an...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:08 PM
The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.7 billion budget that trims the governor's plan but still provides raises to state workers and levies no new taxes.
The House bill, scheduled for a final vote Thursday, would increase...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:05 AM
What makes the tea party movement so effective at mobilizing voters and winning elections is the same thing that may limit its effectiveness in the future: its decentralized nature. The tea party movement is politics guerrilla-style.
The first thing a...