| Nov 7, 2012
The vitriol is worse than I ever recall. Worse than the Palin-induced smarm of 2008. Worse than the Swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness.
It's almost a civil war. I know families in...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:37 PM
If four years ago they voted for historic change, on Tuesday, Maryland supporters of President Barack Obama cast their ballots for patience.
"I figure that in four years, he couldn't have done everything to right the course after the previous...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:00 AM
We are accustomed to the opprobrium columnist Thomas Schaller heaps on all things Republican. However, his most recent rant on who's to blame for the fiscal cliff deserves further reflection ("Crisis they created catches up with Republicans," Dec. 12)....
| Dec 2, 2012
| 6:25 AM
President Barack Obama no longer needs Gov. Martin O'Malley as a top campaign surrogate, and the Democratic Governors Association is set to elect someone else as its chairman on Monday when the group meets in Los Angeles.
But neither development is...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Watch out, folks, this could get bumpy.
With the release Monday of a proposal, or something approximating one, from House Republican leaders on a way to avert the "fiscal cliff," we now have the opening positions from both parties, neither of which...
| Dec 6, 2012
Are we about to go over a fiscal cliff? It's looking more likely, but it may not be as alarming as it sounds.
Here are three things you need to know about the impending crisis over the so-called fiscal cliff, the combination of tax increases and...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Maryland Republican Party interim chairman Diana Waterman fended off challenges and won election as head of the state GOP this past weekend, taking the reins as the party faces a shortened fundraising session for state lawmakers and challenges from...
| Apr 25, 2013
"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:58 PM
Carroll County voters turned out in strong numbers for the Nov. 6 general election, with more than 75 percent of eligible voters casting ballots either on election day or in early voting sessions last week.
With 36 of 39 precincts reporting as of 10:45...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:54 AM
Smirking Joe Biden and ever-so-earnest Paul Ryan played to a TV draw Thursday night in a vice-presidential debate moderated by ABC's Martha Raddatz.
That might sound boring, but the 90-minute telecast was anything but. Because of the staging, which sat...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:47 AM
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