| Apr 19, 2012
| 11:17 AM
I hope Newt Gingrich stays in it until the bitter end. I wish Rick Santorum had, too—but he has his future in the party to think about. If you’re a political junkie, it’s hard not to thrill to that old newsreel footage of hot, hazy...
| Mar 21, 2012
It’s about time Jeb weighed in. Also known as “the smart brother,” John E. Bush is nothing if not a cautious and prudent (to use a word favored by his father) politician. If he’s finally putting his belated imprimatur on the Romney...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 12:54 PM
First, I wanted to share a thought experiment I came up with in the middle of the night:
“What happens if two people in Florida have an altercation, and both invoke the "Stand Your Ground" law? Are they then entitled to conduct a duel to the...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Alas, the last colorful character exits the stage. All except for Ron Paul, but he doesn’t count because he’ll probably run as an independent in the general election. I loved ’em all—Michele Crazy Eyes, the two Ricks (Sanctimonious...
| Mar 15, 2011
Please allow me (or "myself" as Mike Myers famously said) to introduce myself. Those of you who have been reading Baltimore-area newspapers for the past decade might (or might not) recognize my byline (I've written articles for The Sun, The Examiner,...
| Mar 24, 2011
Republican presidential hopefuls have been scrambling to figure out the right vocabulary for denouncing President Obama's decision to launch U.S. planes and ships into action against Libya's Moammar Kadafi.
Because Obama made the decision, they know...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 2:31 AM
President Barack Obama is likely to announce plans to run for re-election and file campaign papers with the Federal Election Commission as early as Monday, Democratic officials say.
Filing with the FEC would allow Obama, a Democrat, to start raising...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 4:06 PM
President Barack Obama announced his re-election campaign Monday.
He doesn't have to win because the Republicans are going to lose.
Pending an economic collapse, or a picture of George Soros holding baby Obama in a Kenyan church, this race is over....
| Apr 20, 2011
| 12:40 PM
A number of Republican aspirants to the White House in 2012 are garnering millions of media impressions by leveraging Fox News and other media outlets to fuel their ambitious goals. They don't realize it, but they are in danger of celebrity self-...
| Apr 21, 2011
Here's a not very bold prediction: Donald Trump won't be the Republican presidential nominee next year. He's not a credible national leader. His strategy for restoring American economic vigor boils down to threatening China with a trade war. It's not even...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Two former White House aides launched a pair of independent groups Friday to defend President Obama and fight the array of conservative efforts that poured money into the last elections, adopting the same tactics that have been condemned by the White...