| Jan 8, 2013
| 5:24 PM
For Martin O'Malley, the next 90 days will likely be the most important that remain in his tenure as Maryland's governor.
As the General Assembly opens its 2013 session Wednesday, O'Malley will be looking to cap a record that many people believe he...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Twenty years after the last time Maryland voters weighed in on a law passed by the General Assembly, they got the chance to do it three times in 2012, with referendums on in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants, same-sex marriage and a...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Attention national media: You know Martin O'Malley, defender of the underdog. It's time to get to know Martin O'Malley, thug.
The Maryland governor, widely rumored to harbor presidential aspirations, canonized himself in the progressive movement for...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Two months after American voters made it clear they want effective government — and two years before the U.S. Senate's next opportunity to reform its broken rules — that "do nothing" chamber appears poised to fix its filibuster. In its present...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:21 PM
I devoted most of my columns over the last several weeks to the holidays, the memories they invoke and the way they bring people together. But as the year draws to a close, even I am surprised to see that none of the scenes I drew took place in church...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:30 PM
When the General Assembly passed the Maryland Dream Act, lawmakers intended to allow certain students who are undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at the state's colleges and universities. It was a recognition that these young people...
| May 2, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Maryland's House Republicans decided this week to jettison Del. Anthony J. O'Donnell from the leadership of their caucus on the grounds that a new messenger is needed to revitalize the party's prospects and pick up seats in the 2014 election. We wish...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:14 PM
It won't take much more than a few minutes into the new year to see the impact of the old one, with Baltimore's City Hall opening at midnight to begin performing same-sex marriages under a law that takes effect on Jan. 1.
But if the state's newly...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Obama for president
Four years ago, President Barack Obama took office as the economy was in steep decline with millions in the process of losing their jobs, the nation was locked in seemingly endless military conflicts, Wall Street firms were...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Mitt Romney's rigid position on illegal immigration and embrace of Kris Kobach, former law professor and architect of a law to rid Arizona of illegal aliens, may well cost him the fall election, even if helps him win the Republican nomination.
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:30 PM
A group that has already put one referendum issue on November's ballot has turned its sights to Maryland's new congressional map, announcing Tuesday that it will try to gather enough signatures to give voters a chance to throw out the redistricting plan....
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:28 PM
The state's top court has agreed to decide if Maryland's Dream Act will be on the ballot this fall.
The Court of Appeals said this week it will hear CASA de Maryland's appeal of a judge's decision to allow the referendum on the 2010 law. The court...