| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:39 AM
After 19.5 hours of reviewing ballots, more than 20 official challenges and numerous questions about signatures and postmarks, Annapolis voters still did not know who their next mayor would be when elections officials called it quits at 4:35 a.m. Friday...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:15 AM
President Barack Obama campaigned in Virginia on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAulife claiming that if the Republicans putting as much energy into bolstering Obamacare that they were putting into delaying it, the program would be up...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Obamacare = Prenatal and Mammogram Screenings for YOUNG MEN — FINALLY!
Hopefully, you now understand why I have devoted about a dozen of my Sunday columns to the train wreck widely known as Obamacare. From the beginning, this mega combination of...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Bill Schroeder, owner of a bustling Italian grocery on Westminster's Main Street, doesn't know Rep. Chris Van Hollen's voting history or many of his positions. But he knows his Democratic congressman lives in Montgomery County.
And he finds it...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed Steven J. Arentz, the Republican president of the Queen Anne's County Board of Commissioners, to the House of Delegates Tuesday to fill a vacancy from the Upper Eastern Shore.
Arentz, 62, will replace Republican Stephen S....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:01 PM
We are a year away from the 2014 elections, but the early returns are already in: FairVote's "Monopoly Politics 2014" projects winners and their victory margins in 373 of 435 congressional districts. That means more than 85 percent of "races" are so...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:51 PM
The Latin phrase, Primum non nocere, or "first, do no harm," is one of the central tenets of the medical profession. It ought to be held as dear by those in Washington who suddenly want to "fix" Obamacare — they first should make sure they aren't...
| 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 16, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley used an address in New Hampshire on Saturday to compare the city he inherited as mayor in 1999 with the nation many believe he hopes to lead.
Noting he was elected Baltimore's mayor 14 years ago this month, the Democrat used an...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:37 AM
All of the official proceedings of the Maryland General Assembly — committee hearings, voting sessions, floor debates and so on — are open to the public. Anyone who cares to can watch as their senators and delegates discuss and vote on any...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Harford County State Sen. Barry Glassman, who is running for Harford County Executive, is sponsoring legislation in this Maryland General Assembly session that will allow individual counties to set their own minimum wage rates, subject to enforcement by...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:22 AM
I wrote a couple of weeks ago questioning whether the Republicans in the Maryland State Senate would provide spirited opposition to Senate President Mike Miller's agenda. The first test, the vote for Senate president, showed little organized opposition to...