| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
The year was 1987, and Colorado Sen. Gary Hart, aiming for the White House, got sidelined when the Miami Herald caught him in the company of a woman other than his wife. In Matt Bai's analysis, Hart was done in by a conjunction of sexual politics and a...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65.
That's why a...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:31 PM
NEW YORK — A man who zoomed a sports car around Manhattan in 24 minutes, reaching speeds of about 100 miles per hour, was found guilty on Thursday of reckless endangerment and reckless driving, prosecutors said.
Adam Tang, 31, who has a Canadian...
| 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 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 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:39 PM
President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...
| Nov 15, 2014
On Tuesday, Chicago's Roman Catholics will see Blase Cupich installed as archbishop, an event that's happened only six other times in a century.
The story of three of his predecessors — who served during the crises-filled years from World War II...