| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:32 PM
A whole lot of Democrats and independents were probably delighted to hear President Barack Obama demonstrate a little more resolve in the deficit reduction debate today. In unveiling his $3 billion proposal to reduce federal debt over the next decade...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Some churchmen take exception to some of President Barack Obama's positions on matters of faith. I suggest these men of faith take a closer look at the true meaning of religion. All three Abrahamic religions — Christianity, Judaism and Islam —...
| Apr 12, 2012
Critics of the so-called "Buffett Rule," President Barack Obama's proposal to impose a minimum income tax on the wealthy, would like to have their gilded cake and eat it, too. On the one hand, they contend that the proposal would have a minimal impact...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 5:57 AM
A fundamental war has been waged in this nation since its founding, between progressive forces pushing us forward and regressive forces pulling us backward.
We are going to battle once again.
Progressives believe in openness, equal opportunity and...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 12:15 PM
The United States wastes about $3,000 per person annually in health care spending — nearly $1 trillion a year. That's bad enough. Even more disturbing is who gets that trillion.
The fact is, we cannot understand politics in the U.S. by watching...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 5:41 PM
It's a long way from New Hampshire or Iowa, and Maryland's primary is 10 months away, but a growing number of Republicans are beginning to make pit stops in the Old Line State as the race for the GOP presidential nomination gets under way.
In the past...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 12:41 PM
National independent political groups that played a significant role in last year's midterm elections are beginning to engage again in competitive House districts in Illinois, Florida and other states, though so far they've pulled their punches in what...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:00 AM
At a time of staggering poverty, rampant unemployment and growing income inequality, Catholic bishops will gather for a national meeting in Baltimore today and remain largely silent about these profound moral issues. A recent Catholic News Service...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 12:36 PM
For Rep. Chris Van Hollen, brokering a bipartisan deal to trim the federal deficit is about more than dodging draconian across-the-board cuts or protecting a fragile economic recovery.
It's also about proving that a bitterly divided Congress can still...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Whether the matchup between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney is the final bout on the GOP primary card is impossible to know. The whole season has been more like professional wrestling than boxing, with weird characters sporting implausible hair appearing...
| May 16, 2011
| 9:22 AM
This spring I attended two town hall meetings hosted by Rep. Andy Harris. As part of the minority in the 1st Congressional District, I wanted to express my opinion regarding the Republican agenda in Congress. At both meetings, Rep. Harris presented lots...
| May 18, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Farm subsidies could finally be on the chopping block.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently acknowledged that corn and ethanol "subsidies need to be phased out" over time. And on a swing through Iowa, Mr. Vilsack suggested that the Obama...