| May 12, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Last month, when Gov. Martin O'Malley passed historic legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, Maryland was abuzz. Politicians, the media, advocates and critics voiced their opinions (both supporting and opposing the...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Today's you-gotta-be-kidding-me moment comes courtesy of the right-wing Heritage Foundation, which claims that the mass media are all so hopelessly liberal that its only option is to start its own website offering "just true, straight-down-the-middle...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Positive news reports about insurance enrollments under Affordable Care Act have been coming out so steadily that they barely make headlines anymore. Still searching for a way to depict Obamacare as a "train wreck," GOP critics of the law have no option...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Enrollment through insurance exchanges authorized by the Affordable Care Act has exceeded projections, according to a U.S. Health and Human Services announcement Thursday.
One month after the end of the first open enrollment period, HHS Secretary...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
This is one in a series of submitted candidate profiles for the Columbia Association Elections.
The Columbia Association will hold elections on Saturday, April 26. During the elections, Columbia residents who pay the Columbia Association assessed fee...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy.
Bahadori's years working for consulting, advocacy and lobbying firms...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:14 AM
My daughter, Tatyana McFadden, was born with a disability — an underdeveloped spinal cord that resulted in paralysis below her waist — in St. Petersburg, Russia. She fought for her life then, and later, with the same determination, for her...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:36 PM
For 11 days last summer, Shawna Gunter worked as a physician assistant, treating 200 patients at a Centreville doctor's office and prescribing medication. But, authorities said Friday, the 36-year-old had no medical training.
Federal prosecutors said she...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:52 PM
In the quest for simple answers to complex problems, one irrational explanation for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border demands an unqualified refutation.
That would be the conspiracy theory being peddled by conservatives that President Obama...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980.
This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday that the city would help shelter immigrant children who have been detained after crossing the border and has begun talks with a federal agency about doing so.
“Before you get partisan, before you tell...