Today, delegates to the upcoming convention face a vote of even greater impact than the one I faced in 2008: to potentially make Donald Trump the Republican presidential nominee. I urge them to do everything in their power to prevent that catastrophe.
Jonah Goldberg: The path to an independent candidacy is perilous. But if you're of the opinion that Mr. Trump and Hillary Clinton aren't acceptable options, the perilous path is the only one available.
While Marylanders have three more months before the state's primary election on April 26, the Times checked in with some of Carroll's elected officials at the county and state level to discuss what candidates they are supporting in the 2016 presidential race.
Strategic patience is a difficult and valuable quality in an era of ever-shrinking news cycles and 24/7 social media carping. The temptation to react instantly to every controversy is hard to resist. So far, Cruz and Rubio have been the Kutuzovs of the race, while Jeb Bush and Donald Trump look an awful lot like the Napoleons.
For Ben Carson, a former Baltimore County man who still belongs to a Seventh-day Adventist church in Spencerville, Md., faith has long played a central role in his life and his work as a physician. But it has increasingly also worked to his advantage on the campaign trail.
With less than 100 days to go before the Iowa caucuses, presidential hopefuls with dwindling bank accounts and bottom-scraping poll numbers are beginning to weigh the risks of staying in the race versus getting out.
The top editor of the Gallup polling organization declared the other day that the nation's primary door-knocking operation was going to stop surveying who's ahead and who's behind in the course of the 2016 primary elections. That seems akin to a baseball umpire giving up calling balls and strikes.
Having thoroughly intimidated the rest of the Republican Party's 2016 presidential field and won a goodly number of its voters' hearts with his tough-guy persona, Donald Trump has decided to tackle their minds.
Borrowing a page from the presidential campaign, the two Democrats running for Senate in Maryland are taking aim at Wall Street — and each other — in a bid for voters fed up with the nation's financial industry.
The GOP is once again showing it's out of touch with women, threatening a government shutdown next month over funding of Planned Parenthood in an effort to curtail abortions. Never mind that federal funds can't legally be spent on abortions except in rare cases. Never mind that abortion services are a small percentage of what Planned Parenthood does. Never mind that if the women's health care group is defunded, it will restrict access to birth control, increasing unwanted pregnancies and,
Do we really have to deal with this political craziness for 16 months? Not only is it annoying, but some of it is downright embarrassing for our nation. No wonder so many people don't vote. By the time voters get through a two-year campaign season, they are fed up with all the candidates.
Underpinning the coverage of the Hillary Clinton email scandal is a double standard: She is being pilloried for email practices that are widely used throughout government from local school districts up to the federal level, from junior up to senior administrators and from many past as well as current officials.