Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen was quizzing President Donald J. Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Agriculture about cuts proposed for the Chesapeake Bay program recently when a fellow Democrat jumped into the conversation.
Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., the father of Maryland's governor who earned a reputation as a tough and independent-minded politician during three terms in the House of Representatives and one term as Prince George's County executive, died of a stroke Thursday. He was 88.
Republicans for Clinton: Donald Trump went after Hillary Clinton in Baltimore on Monday and in a new ad for her "basket of deplorables" comment. But unless your Twitter avatar is an egg, you follow "white genocide" handles and are afraid of taco trucks, she's not talking about you. The only thing more laughable than Mr. Trump whining about name-calling is the pundit pearl-clutching over Ms. Clinton calling the Trump Movement exactly what it is.
I guess I'm confused, but I'm sure someone can explain it to me. Donald Trump and the Republican Party are now focusing on the Clinton Foundation as a "pay to play" operation. I looked at the Clinton Foundation and its work on the Internet; they have a website. What I saw was a foundation with multiple initiatives all over the world to help the sick, the poor and the disadvantaged. Then I looked at Republican CPACs, pay to play indeed. And what about the Trump Foundation?
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.
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.
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.
The language of the 14th amendment to the Constitution is unambiguous. If you're born in the United States, you are a citizen. Why, then, would anyone question the citizenship status of a person born in Des Moines or Detroit or Denver? If you're a Republican candidate for President, being a nativist might float your poll numbers, that's why.
As much of the Republican faithful look for a 2016 presidential nominee not named Trump, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio is rising in the polls with a message that the previous GOP president peddled with success in the 2000 election. Mr. Kasich, showing uncommon heart along with fealty to party economic principles, has not yet uttered the words "compassionate conservative," but the scrappy Ohioan and 18-year veteran of the House of Representatives has trotted out essentially the same formula for
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.
The party's right-wing quest for philosophical purity may well have found its 2016 nominee in Scott Walker. But as a general election candidate next year, he would find it hard going, with or without a running mate like Marco Rubio.
Maryland labor leaders expressed concern Tuesday after the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case challenging the rights of government worker unions to collect fees from nonmembers to help cover the costs of collective bargaining.