| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:40 AM
In spite of opposition by 72 percent of the American public, Republican members of the House of Representatives have driven the government, and possibly the economy, over the shutdown cliff. More ominous is their threat not to agree to an increase in...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:35 AM
For those who missed it, President Barack Obama turned his attention to the U.S. economy this week in speeches where he renewed his commitment to green energy, boosting manufacturing, and spending more on infrastructure like roads and bridges; chastised...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:07 AM
There is widespread agreement that the U.S. can become more competitive in the global marketplace if it lowers its corporate tax rate. There's also a consensus that the nation needs to spend more money on its vital infrastructure. So one might assume that...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
One of the main obstacle facing the Republican Party in the 2014, 2016 and thereafter will be its desire to turn back the clock to a time when the majority of citizens who could vote were white.
Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. claims that "Tea party...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:20 PM
The director of the Maryland Republican Party resigned without notice. One of its state delegates was arrested for the second time on a serious alcohol-related charge. And a virtual civil war broke out over who should replace a leading senator who's...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:18 AM
The federal government has shut down. And it's the Republicans' fault — period.
Let's stipulate that most congressional Republicans are truly worried about federal spending and the national debt and honestly believe the Affordable Care Act is...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012, is scheduled to speak in Baltimore on Thursday at the Maryland Republican Party's annual Red, White and Blue Dinner.
Ryan, who chairs the House Budget Committee, is seen as a leading...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Happy Father's Day …
In over two decades in politics, my least favorite political type was the unabashed "hot dog," that media-seeking missile who would happily sell his grandmother for a 30-second hit on the evening news. The most dangerous...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:37 PM
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party's nominee for vice president last year, challenged the Maryland GOP on Thursday night to follow the example of the party in his home state of Wisconsin and take back the State House.
Bringing a message of hope...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 8:39 PM
When Gov. Martin O'Malley takes the stage at the Democratic convention to give the most important speech of his political career, he'll have to deliver on one deceptively simple goal: He'll need to make people want to hear more.
As an increasingly...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:16 AM
"Our biggest problems over the next 10 years are not deficits," President Barack Obama told House Republicans last week, according to those who attended the meeting.
The president needs to deliver the same message to the public, loudly and clearly....