The strongest argument Mr. Trump appears to have for his election now is that he is not Hillary Clinton, who is widely held in disfavor and even in contempt among Republicans at large. And, right now, that seems not to be nearly enough to put Mr. Trump in the Oval Office.
The debate between supporters of Hillary Clinton and supporters of Bernie Sanders goes to the essential core of the Democratic Party — what it means, historically and contemporaneously, to be a Democrat.
We are talking about a former U.S. President, the current U.S. Attorney General and a former Secretary of State/U.S. Senator. These are high caliber people — powerful, important people. Allegedly, they are some of the best minds in the country. Remember? Hillary has been called the smartest woman in the world. The question is, have any of these individuals ever heard about avoiding even the appearance of impropriety?
Our city is currently in the process of redeveloping Port Covington to allow Under Armour to expand here in Baltimore, bring tens of thousands of new jobs to our city and transform a virtually abandoned industrial area of our waterfront into a thriving economic corridor. This is an amazing opportunity for Baltimore. We should embrace it — not chase it away.
Not happy with the two major party choices for President of the United States this fall? The Libertarian Party gives you a third choice. Indeed, for those who feel obligated to vote but don't like their major party choices, the Libertarian Party will be an option in all 50 states.
After Bill Clinton's extramarital affairs were deemed not part of a right-wing conspiracy, his wife, Hillary, decided to stand by her man. I watched her interview on "60 Minutes" in 1992, when Hillary said she wasn't "sitting here like some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette," even though that's exactly what she was doing, with my jaw bouncing off the floor, wondering what could possibly cause this decision.
Few would think to transform a Preakness party tent into an Old English hunting lodge, complete with wooden beams, equestrian memorabilia, gleaming chandeliers and touches from a former interior designer for Ralph Lauren.
On the first day of school in 1998, when Bill Clinton was president, my editor asked me to high-tail it to a bus stop off Whiskey Bottom Road and interview a kindergartner on their first day of school. I found one: little Lauren Speiser, who glistened in the late-summer sun, ready to face the world of colorful classrooms, cafeterias and playgrounds at nearby Forest Ridge Elementary. It has been my great good fortune to have kept in touch with Speiser and her parents, Suzanne and Bill.
As we approach the finish line of one of the longest primary seasons in history and ponder a general election with two likely candidates who have some of the highest negatives ever, images of presidential greatness are greatly needed. HBO offers one such portrait with "All the Way," a dramatically dazzling exploration of Lyndon Johnson's first year in office after the assassination of John Kennedy.
Welcome back, '90s; I've missed you. Monica Lewinsky is on the speaking circuit. American cable networks have served up a series on the O.J. Simpson trial and one on the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. As we contemplate sending the Clintons back to the White House, '90s economic globalization, anti-crime efforts, welfare reform and financial deregulation are all on trial.
Donald Trump, who polls show has a significant advantage in the state, rallied thousands of supporters in a massive aircraft hangar in Hagerstown. Former President Bill Clinton, meanwhile, took to the pulpit at African American churches in Baltimore on behalf of his wife.
Republican president hopeful Ted Cruz rallied supporters at a Towson American Legion post Monday afternoon, reminding them that for once Marylander voters' primary ballots actually matter and urging them to help him stop Donald Trump from securing the party's nomination.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich, making his first campaign swing through Maryland on Wednesday, predicted that his party would reevaluate the race when it meets in Cleveland for its national convention this summer and will choose a nominee who can win the presidency in the general election.
Reflecting the relevance of Maryland this year — and of Leisure World in statewide elections — former President Bill Clinton stopped at the large, Montgomery County retirement community and delivered a 30-minute speech to an overflow crowd on behalf of his wife.
Convincing victories by political outsiders in New Hampshire demonstrate without doubt that most voters are disgusted with both political parties. The electorate will probably make one of them — more likely Donald Trump — the next commander in chief.
According to conventional wisdom, the GOP nominates the guy whose turn it is, while the Democrats look for a savior. As Bill Clinton once said, "In every presidential election, Democrats want to fall in love. Republicans just fall in line." That notion has been turned on its head this year, with Hillary running like a Republican and the GOP in a free-for-all.
Harry Truman famously said, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." The advice is now pointedly being ignored by former President Bill Clinton as he begins campaigning for his wife's Democratic presidential nomination, presumably with her approval.
There is that old aphorism that, in a democracy, the people get the government they deserve. It's great fun to sit back and mock or demonize, the current crop of presidential candidates, but they aren't the underlying problem. We are.