Culleton: Marylander John Delaney a surprisingly impressive candidate
John Delaney has positioned himself as a unifier, pledging that as president, he would work to resolve America’s increasing political polarization.
Five things you need to know about Hogan's fight with the Democrats over the state budget
Confused about what's going on in the fight between Larry Hogan and the Democrats over the state budget? Here's what you need to know.
Democrats promulgate 'soft bigotry of low expectations'
The populist and virulently anti-American ideals that propelled Donald Trump to the presidency are manifesting themselves in the Democratic Party.
Justice Department inspector general to review Trump decision not to move FBI headquarters
The inspector general at the U.S. Department of Justice plans to review a decision not to build a new headquarters for the FBI in the Washington suburbs.
Tomlinson: It's time to put these myths about charter government to rest
In Carroll County, commissioner government “Loyalists” repeat and rehash the same myths about charter government. It’s time to put these fables to the test.
Maryland Democrats deride Gov. Hogan's pledge of bipartisanship as he withholds money intended for Baltimore
Maryland Democrats are deriding Republican Governor Larry Hogan's pledge of bipartisanship as he withholds money intended for Baltimore.
Cal Thomas: Questions I would have asked the Democrats
Cal Thomas lists the questions that should have been asked of the Democratic presidential hopefuls.
Witcover: First Democratic candidate forum was a weak semblance of a debate
The first Democratic candidate forum was a mish-mash of self promotion with little debate, says Jules Witcover.
Goldberg: Democrats' leftward turn was a reaction to Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton's candidacy was an inflection point, because it galvanized not only the GOP's turn toward nationalism but the Democrats' turn toward socialism.
Editorial: High court's decision on gerrymandering means its up to voters to demand change
If you believe in fair elections, you should be disappointed in the Supreme Court's recent decision on gerrymandering.
Ensuring elections 'free from foreign intrusion'
Republicans in Congress must address threats to our democracy and help give states the tools and resources they need to protect our elections.
Robert B. Reich: Are Democrats up to the task of ousting Trump?
Robert Reich: The fates of America and the world depend on Democrats' selection of a presidential candidate.
Supreme Court failed on gerrymandering
The Supreme Court failed by allowing gerrymandering to continue.
Biden, Bernie and Beto were debate roadkill. Here's what they (and other underachievers) need to do to stay in the game.
Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke and several other notable Democrats need to step up their games or they'll be forgotten contenders in 2020.
Capitalist? Socialist? Democrats need a terminology intervention
The use of the terms “capitalism” and “socialism” among Democratic candidates for president is in need of an intervention by some political scientists.
Editorial: Supreme Court abandons chance to fix gerrymandering in Carroll County and Maryland
For Carroll County, the U.S. Supreme Court offered a chance to address gerrymandered districts that were drawn to favor Democrats. It didn't deliver.
Now that SCOTUS has punted on gerrymandering, what will Democratic lawmakers do?
We will see if Democrats will allow redistricting reform now that the Supreme Court said it will not take up the issue of gerrymandering.
Images that change how America thinks: Can a photo of a drowned father and daughter shift the immigration debate?
This is why the media showed the sad, tragic image of a father and his infant daughter drowned trying to get to the American border.
Goldberg: Why won't U.S. politicians talk about Chinese authoritarianism?
Jonah Goldberg: The ongoing confrontation with China highlights the moral blind spot of economic nationalism — on the right and the left.
4 takeaways from the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gerrymandering in Maryland
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that federal courts are not the appropriate venue to resolve allegations of partisan gerrymandering.
Zurawik: Night 2 of Democrats debate hotter, better than a winning Night 1
It feels like we might have seen the torch of leadership in the 2020 Democratic race seized from Joe Biden on that TV stage in Miami Thursday night.
Status quo for Carroll County districts: Supreme Court leaves Maryland gerrymandering complaints unresolved
The Supreme Court decided that complaints of partisan gerrymandering — including allegations brought in Maryland — should not be resolved by federal courts.
Forget Russian hackers, the Supreme Court's gerrymandering decision just crippled American democracy
The Supreme Court's decision in redistricting cases out of Maryland and North Carolina removes any obstacles to outright partisan gerrymandering.
Clarence Page: On abortion, voters still lean to the wobbly middle
Clarence Page: Joe Biden's flip on federal funding for abortions is no worse than Donald Trump's abortion switch.
Democratic debate, Night 1: Technical glitches aside, this is what a conversation about democracy sounds like
NBC’s first Democratic presidential debate Wednesday night was worthy of high praise for its informed and spirited conversation about democracy.
U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule Thursday on Maryland gerrymandering case
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday morning on a high-profile case alleging unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering in Maryland.
Follow immigration law and problem solved
Don't pin immigration woes on the Trump administration when so many Americans refuse to enforce immigration law.
What to watch for in this week's Democratic presidential debates
Here's what we expect to learn from the score of Democratic presidential candidates taking the stage in Miami.
Letters: Boycotting businesses the American way; lawmakers must end slavery; debate watch party
Letters to the Editor appearing in the June 25 edition of the Carroll County Times.
Miller to meet with Gov. Hogan to urge releasing funds for Baltimore police reform, school construction
Maryland Senate President Mike Miller will meet with Gov. Larry Hogan to appeal for millions to fund technology for Baltimore police and school construction.
Culleton: Trump's treatment of children troubling; Democratic debates should be of interest to all
It is difficult to see how any citizen can continue supporting a president who uses the abuse of abuse of children as a political tool.
Maryland Democratic Party accuses donors to Gov. Hogan of violations; Hogan lawyer calls complaint 'false'
The Maryland Democratic Party has accused nearly 100 donors to Gov. Larry Hogan’s reelection campaign of violating elections law by giving too much money.
Witcover: Trump promises re-run of 2016 hate and derision campaign
On the premise that that one ugly but successful presidential campaign warrants another, Donald Trump offered a reprise of 2016 at his recent kickoff rally.
U.S.-Iran crisis: What Maryland lawmakers are saying about Trump and what happens next in uneasy standoff
Trump's tweet about holding off from a planned military retaliation drew advice, warnings and concert from Maryland Democrats.
Zurawik: Trump's got Twitter thumbs poised to troll Democratic debates. Will media let him get away with it?
Trump will do his dirty dance of Twitter transgression during this election, that's a given. But we in the media must resist the temptation to dance along.
Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defends Joe Biden after controversial comments
Rawlings-Blake said she doesn’t “have any knock” on Booker but she has spent time with Biden and doesn’t believe he is a racist.
Witcover: A new reason to get moving on Trump impeachment
It's more imperative now than ever to remove Donald Trump from office, says Jules Witcover.
Goldberg: Trump's personality is his biggest re-election obstacle
Goldberg: The problem for Mr. Trump is that if the central question of the election is him, he will lose because he is not popular.
'Making amends': Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates makes case for slavery reparations before Congress
Ta-Nehisi Coates told the panel "it's impossible to imagine America without the inheritance of slavery."
Congress has a responsibility to start impeachment proceedings on Trump
The U.S. Congress has a responsibility to begin impeachment proceedings on President Donald Trump and not doing so is turning a blind eye to his antics.
The two-track 2020 presidential campaign
Jules Witcover: The large field of 2020 Democratic candidates already has been reduced to a sideshow in the showdown between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Goldberg: As with superheroes, Trump's superpowers have their limitations
bs-ed-op-0617-goldberg-superpowers-20190614. TEXT: Jonah Goldberg: Donald Trump's political superpowers only work on the Republican party.
At last, a Democrat says out loud what "pro-choice" really means
Sen. Kristen Gillibrand finally said out loud what Democrats really think about abortion.
Democrats push Hogan to release money for school construction, community colleges, rape kit testing
Democrats ramp up calls for Gov. Larry Hogan to release more than $200 million of spending the General Assembly amended into the state budget.
Honest Ads Act aims to minimize foreign election interference
Legislation would help voters see who is targeting us with paid ads on Facebook, Twitter and Google — the platforms of choice for Russian interference.
Minnich: The news is all about 'news'
Trump wants to be acclaimed dictator and he has followers who would agree to it. That is news.
Culleton: Democrats should focus on trumping Trump with Senate seats, Biden
Biden is my favorite for the usual reason — he has the best chance of trumping Donald Trump.
In California, health care 'for all' means everyone — even undocumented immigrants
California takes a step toward making sure undocumented don't slip through health care cracks.
Hogan and the legislature are on a school funding collision course. Here are five things to keep in mind as the Kirwan debate unfolds
Gov. Larry Hogan and the Democrats in the legislature appear on a collision course over school funding.
Witcover: Time for Congress to play its hand on impeachment
Jules Witcover: The House of Representatives appears on the verge of initiating a formal impeachment process.