| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Jeffrey Toobin, one of the best commentators on the Supreme Court, is accusing Justice Clarence Thomas of “not doing his job” because, as is widely known, Thomas doesn’t ask questions at the court’s oral arguments. (The headline on...
| Feb 11, 2014
Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way....
The most interesting dynamic so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans — and vice versa.
Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry...
| Jan 29, 2014
The month that a TV game show called "Wheel of Fortune" made its debut, a 29-year-old Californian named George Miller was taking his new seat in Congress. Both the show and the congressman are still around, but Miller has decided that he's taken his final...
| Feb 2, 2014
Most members of the House of Representatives have a "wall of fame" in their office — meant-to-impress photographs of the often obscure incumbent with presidents, senators and hometown sports heroes.
Henry Waxman's wall has bills, dozens of them...
| Aug 23, 2013
Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 6:00 AM
In "Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner have pulled off the improbable: They have built this season's prestige hit around congressional proceedings that might seem more appropriate for C-SPAN than the big screen.
| 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...