| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy.
While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:16 AM
I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:24 PM
State Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a veteran Montgomery County Democrat known for his work on gun laws and the environment, announced his candidacy for attorney general Tuesday, saying he wants to be "the people's lawyer."
"In a world where powerful special...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:19 AM
State Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a veteran liberal Democrat from Montgomery County, announced his candidacy for attorney general today, saying he wants to be "the people's lawyer.
“In a world where powerful special interests seem to get all the breaks,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Among the historic judicial appointments Gov. Martin O'Malley made official Wednesday morning, the governor also named his chief lobbyist to become a Baltimore County District Court judge.
In her first year as chief legislative officer, Stacy A. Mayer...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:13 AM
President Barack Obama's campaign manager and former political adviser Jim Messina will meet with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's supporters on Monday to talk about Maryland's gubernatorial race.
Why? It's not exactly clear.
Brown's campaign said Messina...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:38 AM
Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for July 8, 2013.
Andy Murray's Wimbledon win had far more interest than usual for a Sunday topic, while associated searches also did well on Google. Meanwhile, the search engine was itself a trending topic...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:37 AM
The Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground has placed an engineer on administrative leave after a civil rights organization accused him of having ties to white supremacy groups.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Heading into the first official weekend of summer, Baltimore police officials were pleased with how crime was trending, and, it seemed, so were residents. Total crime was down and though killings continued at one of the highest rates in the nation,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Maryland ranks near the top of the nation in the number of firearms its federally licensed gun dealers report as lost or stolen, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a distinction far out of proportion to the state's...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Hospitals and other health care interests spent more than $3.6 million on lobbying in Maryland during the first half of the year, more than any other industry, according to an analysis by Common Cause Maryland.
The group, which advocates for...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
State Del. Jon S. Cardin's recent commentary on Garrett County Sheriff Robert Corley is full of half truths and lies ("The lawless sheriffs of Maryland," June 17).
Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not a laughingstock, and I challenge Delegate Cardin to...