| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:15 PM
With President Barack Obama giddily professing his love for Meryl Streep as he fastened the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the famous actress's neck, we wondered what other perks of office this president enjoys.
The news has been so wretched...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:19 PM
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
— Newton's Third Law of Motion
America's Newtonian Constitution might again function according to Madisonian expectations if a provoked Congress regains its spine and self-respect,...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
As Hillary Clinton ponders whether once again to seek the presidency, she might consider what if any damage her imperious demands during lucrative public appearances have done to her image as a member of a party that considers itself synonymous with...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Almost 75 years ago, my Irish grandmother, Nellie Loftus Foley, sent three of her four sons off to fight in what President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called the war for the "four freedoms." My father, the baby of the family, recalls that it was not an easy...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A week ago this column asserted that the present electoral system in the United States now places the U.S government on sale every two years -- the presidency and congress every four years, and the entire House of Representatives and a third of the...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Joseph E. Howell, who was one of Baltimore's first World War II draftees and later became a vice president and general partner at Legg Mason, died Monday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of heart disease. He was 95.
The son of Charles...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Why is Barack Obama so hated?
The question cropped up several times Tuesday on "CBS This Morning."
CBS News political director John Dickerson looked at what will follow next week's midterms if the Republicans win the Senate.
"The question is after this...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:14 PM
In the response to Ebola, the medical community has quickly addressed its initial errors, which included the failure to promptly diagnose the first domestic case in Dallas and the inadequate protocol for caregivers. Lapses of this sort aren't likely to...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:09 PM
America's unemployment rate is the lowest since the financial crisis. The economy has grown 8 percent in the last six months. Consumer confidence is the highest in seven years. Household wealth is above pre-recession levels. Florida, as Gov. Rick Scott...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 9:35 PM
In the end, Kansas Republicans flirted but did not stray.
Kansans sent GOP Sen. Pat Roberts back to the Senate for a fourth term Tuesday night, after an unexpected nail-biter in this bastion of reliably conservative politics. Roberts beat independent...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:52 PM
I am of an age where I can remember a lot about Franklin Delano Roosevelt as president. The PBS series on TV begins with Theodore Roosevelt in the late 19th century, which I know very little about, but found out through this show.
This show on TV was...