| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:15 AM
"No one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty." That was the message President Barack Obama brought from Tuesday night's State of the Union address to a Costco warehouse in Lanham on Wednesday morning, and it's hard to...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:44 AM
The nation's debt ceiling is back in the news this week and for all the old, familiar reasons. By month's end, it will need to be raised or the U.S. Treasury will run out of money to pay the country's outstanding bills, and House Republicans are once...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Announcing their first-ever joint agenda, the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly said Friday they will work together to pass legislation aimed at improving Maryland's business climate and boosting the state's economy.
Senate President Thomas V....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:56 PM
As I noted last week, it has become more apparent that Maryland's Democratic leaders are furiously trying to move past the debacle that has been the rollout of Maryland's health care exchange. After publicly heeding calls for hearings, leaders in both...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Legislation introduced in the Maryland General Assembly would require state and local officials to refuse to cooperate with the National Security Agency in a wide variety of ways if it continues to collect bulk electronic data without specific warrants....
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Recently, Republican candidate for governor Charles Lollar gave an interview to the Washington Post in which he touted his idea to eliminate Maryland's income tax. Mr. Lollar, however, has not issued a detailed plan explaining how he would offset the...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:21 AM
With Tuesday's decision to bring to a vote an increase in the nation's debt limit without any conditions, House Speaker John Boehner reasserted himself as the pivotal figure in a badly divided Washington. He demonstrated again that he is able and...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:00 AM
The Civil War casts a long shadow.
In the first year of that wrenching conflict, Maryland's lawmakers voted unanimously for a constitutional amendment to bar the federal government from abolishing slavery. Now, more than 150 years later, some...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:53 PM
"There are two types of vice presidents: doormats and matadors. Which do you think I intend to be?" --Frank Underwood
The president is working on his State of the Union address, in front of a room filled with staffers and advisers, including Christina,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the emergency legislation he sought to provide health insurance to Marylanders unable to acquire coverage through Maryland's health insurance exchange. The failures of the state's implementation efforts, led by Lt....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Sun's recent coverage of the House Republicans' campaign against Obamacare ("House GOP: Defund health law or shutter government," Sept. 19) offers a good example of Congressional Republican hypocrisy. In the article, Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana is...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Del. Wayne Norman and Teresa Reilly, vice chair of the Harford County Republican Central Committee, have jointly announced their campaign for the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates, respectively.
Norman and Reilly said they will run together in...