| Jan 8, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Despite rumors of an impending palace revolt, Republicans in the House of Delegates re-elected their top leaders without opposition as they prepared for the start of the 2013 session Wednesday.
The GOP caucus announced Tuesday that it had chosen Del....
| Jan 11, 2013
No political party enjoys losing an election, but a healthy party reacts to defeat — after a suitable period of grieving — by trying to figure out what went wrong.
That's what Democrats did in the late 1980s after a string of failed...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Even spending zillions of dollars, the Republicans could not defeat a president struggling with the national depression ("Re-elected," Nov. 7). Their message of, "trust the rich" is not working.
The tea party was a disaster. The elections in 2014 and...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will not be facing a challenge from actress Ashley Judd when he runs for re-election next year. Though he may be happy to have avoided the physical comparison -- she, after all, played Marilyn Monroe in a movie,...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Mr. Seyko's recent letter (March 21) attacking Governor O'Malley's transportation finance plan for using gasoline taxes to reduce traffic congestion is understandable. Nobody likes taxes and gasoline taxes are particularly irritating since we see the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Organizers of the Maryland Conservative Action Network conference (Turning the Tides 2013) were profoundly disappointed that The Sun ran an attack on our conference and our speakers on the very morning of our conference ("The tide of Islamophobia," Jan....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Maybe there's an explanation, maybe there was a technological glitch, but the deadline has passed and one of the leading contenders for the Republican nomination for governor in 2014 does not have his campaign finance report for last year online.
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Reports of the death of the tea party are greatly exaggerated.
For about two years now, certain observers have been declaring the demise of this insurgent tendency within the Republican Party. However, despite recent headlines, we should expect to...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:44 AM
WEATHER: Cloudy, with rain likely in the morning and a high near 49. Tonight is expected to be cloudy, low around 48.
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Parents unsatisfied with city school officials' answers...
| Jan 3, 2013
"It's not all I would have liked," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, speaking of the deal on the fiscal cliff, "so on to the debt ceiling."
For Republicans, the battle over the fiscal cliff is only a prelude to the coming battle...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Republican Party has been doing a lot of hand-wringing and finger-pointing since the presidential election. Half the conservative columnists and bloggers say the GOP lost because it overemphasized social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:52 AM
While Republican leaders console themselves that they salvaged control of the House from the defeat of Mitt Romney, they need to ponder the long-term future of the party of Lincoln and of Ronald Reagan.
The course of the Grand Old Party from the Great...