U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, the longest-serving House member in Maryland history, has been selected by Democratic colleagues to serve for a second time as majority leader — the No. 2 position under the speaker. The southern Maryland lawmaker opted to avoid an intraparty skirmish with Nancy Pelosi.
Witcover: Democrats' intended disposition to turn the other cheek, rather than use the party's newly acquired subpoena powers to get anti-Trump incriminating information, attempts to seek the high moral ground.
There appears to be no “Profile in Courage” leadership anymore, the leadership President Kennedy spoke of that risks political support to do what principle demands and which stands up to its own constituents. Cowardly leadership provides a blueprint for violence of which we are at the precipice.
It is an assumption about the nature of political parties that they must have a direction, and that direction must speak for most candidates and politicians within the party family. But why? Why can’t there be factions, as there most assuredly are in the Democratic Party?
Some of the Democrats who want to challenge Gov. Larry Hogan went bold in a televised debate taped Wednesday, calling for such measures as impeaching President Donald J. Trump, disbanding the Baltimore police department and ordering state troopers to confront federal immigration agents.
Hoyer has been eying the top spot for more than a decade, living in the shadow of a San Francisco Democrat who has a white-knuckle grip on power. Now, as the party wrestles with its ideological impulses and younger lawmakers push for a generational shift, Hoyer may be looking for one more play.
More than 1,000 stores and businesses were torched, damaged, looted or destroyed. Fifty years later, the singularity of what happened in the days after the assassination of the civil rights leader remains.
The American people are usually critical of their government and periodically they change parties in power just because they can. After the Obama years, people were unhappy with government so that many voted Republican.
The last time Americans saw a comprehensive tax overhaul was in 1986 during the Reagan Administration. With the latest federal tax cuts, Maryland needs to provide its own tax relief, Harford County Del. Kathy Szeliga writes.
Americans should celebrate the tax reform promised by President Donald Trump and Republicans — one that has the potential to rival tax reform under conservative President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, and one which has the potential to unleash the American economy in ways unseen in years.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers approved a short-term spending bill Thursday to avoid a weekend shutdown of the federal government even as they set up a potentially more stubborn battle that will fall just days before their Christmas recess.