As Donald Trump gets stranger and seemingly more insulated from reality with every passing day, I am finding comfort in stories of righteousness and courage by men and women in past presidential crises, particularly Watergate. We need to tell these stories and celebrate those who behaved honorably.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will travel to Annapolis to serve as the featured speaker at Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s inauguration Wednesday — a move that will put two favorites of anti-Trump Republicans on stage together.
The death of George H.W. Bush seems to close one of the few remaining doors between us and that time when presidents made poetry of our prose and you didn't wake up every day to some new thugocratic outrage, says Leonard Pitts Jr.
George H.W. Bush was the consummate statesman, even though he was not eloquent or brilliant when he spoke in public. Still, he entered the White House with a set of experiences that no other U.S. president could match.
As we celebrate the life of President George H.W. Bush, it has been noted by the media that one of the reasons he lost reelection in 1992 to candidate Bill Clinton was because he broke his “Read my lips. No new taxes” promise.
George H.W. Bush will be remembered as the last moderate Republican, a man whose principles were fiscal responsibility, cooperation, and true patriotism. He will be remembered as a person defined by a lifetime of service to America, and the last president to serve in World War II.
While the discipline and focus of Team Hogan’s messaging during the campaign is impressive, the echo of that message with an infamous and racist ad used by George H.W. Bush to win the presidency in 1988 is troubling.
The Trump administration’s recent decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Nicaraguans living in the country for nearly two decades has made life uncomfortable for some 20,000 Salvadorans living in Maryland under the same status.
No United States president was born in, lived in, died in or is buried in Harford County, but many of them, from George Washington to Barack Obama, crisscrossed our county during their lifetimes, either before, during or after their presidencies.
Not sufficiently humiliated by his collapse as the early Republican presidential front runner, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in an attempt to deny the nomination to Donald Trump.
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.
Republicans fear having Democrats control the White House longer than eight years for the first time since the days of Harry Truman. Above all else, that fear will be the animating feature of the 2016 GOP primary.
Times certainly have changed in the Republican Party. Gone are the times when patience was its own reward and loyal leading members would await their turn in the list of aspiring presidential candidates.