| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:41 PM
An old friend who has been active in politics for more than 30 years tells me he's giving up. "I can't stomach what's going on in Washington anymore," he says. "The hell with all of them. I have better things to do with my life."
My friend is falling...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley used an address in New Hampshire on Saturday to compare the city he inherited as mayor in 1999 with the nation many believe he hopes to lead.
Noting he was elected Baltimore's mayor 14 years ago this month, the Democrat used an...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:27 PM
If you don't think TV is in the midst of revolutionary change, go to Amazon.com this weekend and instead of buying a book or baby food, take a look at the online giant's original production of "Alpha House."
It's a political satire written and...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland.
The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:52 AM
There are so many things to admire about John McCain.
His service during Vietnam, his courage as a prisoner of war, his maverick nature in the hidebound U.S. Senate and, currently, his role as the only grown-up in the Republican Party.
But I don't...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Maybe it's just me, but a fundraising letter I received from CNN's Paul Begala last week struck me as emblematic of what's wrong when media are mixed with money and politics -- as they increasingly are these days at cable TV news channels in Washington....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Bill Schroeder, owner of a bustling Italian grocery on Westminster's Main Street, doesn't know Rep. Chris Van Hollen's voting history or many of his positions. But he knows his Democratic congressman lives in Montgomery County.
And he finds it...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
We've just returned from vacation in Virginia and were struck by the number of campaign signs for the governor's race. As a former Republican (and a loyal one at that), I'm always saddened when I see a candidate commit "suicide by tea." The GOP must learn...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 11:04 AM
I used to think of myself as a purist about language but have come to see that as dangerous. Look at the Purity People around and decide whether you wanted to be numbered among that lot.
In the Republican Party, the tea party crowd is on the alert for...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Your editorial suggesting that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's loss in the gubernatorial race there is a sign that the country is tired of the tea party may well be true ("An election with a message," Nov. 6).
Like a teenager who tires of his...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Thanks to commentator Adam Schneider for his defense of the least of us ("Supplement charity with advocacy," Dec. 1).
A group of conservative members of Congress are currently advocating a form of Social Darwinism popular in the late 19th and early 20th...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:54 AM
While is it generally unwise to read too much into local elections from a handful of states, Tuesday's results produced a message writ too large to ignore. If Republicans want to win over swing voters, they'll need to produce candidates more like New...