Congressional Democrats wrestling with whether to impeach Mr. Trump are pretending they need some legal smoking gun. It's all a canard. All they need are votes — first in the House, then in the Senate — and the support of Americans around the country.
One of our biggest media failures has been in the way we are framing the shutdown and, as a result, leading citizens to think about it. We are again taking a hugely important and complicated story of American life and reducing it to personalities embedded in a conflict-driven narrative.
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.
Gov. Larry Hogan is popular, but so was former Gov. Bob Ehrlich when he lost his bid for reelection. So goes the favorite anecdote of voters certain to have previously lived our current gubernatorial contest. But are Marylanders really experiencing a case of electoral déjà vu?
President Donald Trump said this week he would send National Guard troops to patrol the southern border for people trying to sneak into the United States. It's a mission the Maryland National Guard has carried out twice in recent years.
President Donald Trump has decided to hire John Bolton to replace General H.R. McMaster to be his National Security Advisor—his third in 14 months. It is amazing, really, that there are people left who believe that Trump accepts advice. Good luck, Mr. Bolton.
Imagine if Congress invested the $1.5 trillion tax cuts directly into infrastructure projects around the nation. That would have stimulated state and local economic development, and put money into the hands of working Americans instead of billionaires.
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.
Putting aside whether the missile strike on Syria was the appropriate response, what is troubling is the decision-making process. Whether Mr. Trump guessed right or wrong, sudden lethal moves that reverse longstanding policy are disturbing.
As he moves quickly to build his administration, President Donald Trump has offered little indication who he will nominate as the next commissioner of the Social Security Administration – an agency that has gone four years without a permanent leader.