| May 26, 2011
Apparently, a lot of people consider President Obama to be bumblingly inarticulate. "The guy can't talk his way out of a paper bag!" a reader wrote to me recently. "Sarah Palin is a brilliant speaker. It's the president whose sentences are undiagrammable,...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 8:14 AM
Lauren Groft, of Ellicott City, is a recipient of the Fulton Financial Coporation 2011 Scholarship Award. She will attend theUniversity of Maryland.
The following individuals have been named by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as the 1st Annual Howard...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 7:00 PM
An earthquake recently cracked the Washington Monument. Billionaire Warren Buffett wants to pay more taxes. Volkswagen is building a big-ol' American car.
If you're a believer in the apocalypse, this may be a good time to replenish the canned chili in...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 5:14 AM
As we wheel into a big week TV and politics with the first GOP debate to include Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday and President Obama's long overdue jobs plan on Thursday, a couple of small observations demand to be made.
First of all, I could not...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Nothing has focused as much attention on the Supreme Court since the 2000 Florida election recount case as last week's arguments over the constitutionality of President Obama's health care act. The outcome, expected this summer, will hang ominously over...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:41 PM
Politics is humor, because where else can you double-speak and not expect everyone to laugh?
In regards to your article on Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) demanding the Supreme Court televise the healthcare hearings because his concern for openness in the...
| Jan 24, 2012
As the fight for the Republican presidential nomination now moves on to the Jan. 31 Florida primary, the 2012 phenomenon of the televised debate has elevated to a political art form playing to voters' prejudices and hates.
Nothing has been more...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 8:21 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cable TV network and a senior Republican senator asked the Supreme Court Tuesday to allow its first live broadcast when it hears arguments in the legal dispute over President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul law.
| Nov 17, 2011
A Chicago publisher was recognized during the National Book Awards ceremony as Nikky Finney won the award for poetry for her collection "Head Off & Split," which was published by Northwestern University's Triquarterly imprint. Jesmyn Ward's "Salvage the...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Herman Cain may have picked a powerful enemy in New Hampshire on Thursday, skipping a scheduled interview with the Union Leader newspaper during a brief visit to the state.
The cancellation came just days after Cain struggled mightily with a question...
| Sep 19, 2012
It's one of Mitt Romney's favorite lines: America needs a businessman in the White House. It's "a basic qualification" for the job, he said in his speech at the Republican convention last month, "one that's essential to [the] task."
But what does history...