| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Former Gov. Jeb Bush has been telegraphing his interest in running for president in many ways in recent weeks. The biggest signal, until Tuesday, was his putting out the information that he's lost 15 pounds in recent weeks.
There's no surer sign that...
| Dec 21, 2014
Fourteen years ago, when the nation was riveted by the spectacle of poll workers parsing the differences between dimpled and dangling chads after the presidential contest between Al Gore and George W. Bush, Marylanders could rest fairly easy. A few...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Every year, fellow Tribune columnist Mary Schmich and I conduct a reader contest related to our "Songs of Good Cheer" Christmas-themed singalong programs at the Old Town School of Folk Music — stories, parodies, trivia, something related to the...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 2:38 PM
For a long time, the U.S. ostracism of Cuba has been like the vintage American cars on the streets of Havana: obsolete but imperishable. It didn't topple the Castro government, didn't force human rights progress and didn't unite the world behind us. Yet...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Word out of the Vatican is that Pope Francis will soon call the world's 1.2 billion Catholics to action on climate change, issuing an encyclical that makes the moral and scientific case for a new global climate treaty.
The stance is likely to run afoul...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:30 AM
The National Rifle Assn.'s political clout is so sweeping -- and numerically disproportionate -- that it's unusual to realize its power is largely taken for granted, as if it were always thus. Frontline addresses that history, as well as the group's...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON Chris Christie has stumbled into a political trap: He's doing stuff that only the wealthy and connected can do.
And to add to the anguish, the luxury skybox football tickets and plane ride that the New Jersey governor received from Dallas...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:10 PM
What I don’t understand is that the law for “hands free” has been in effect for almost one year and, yet, people still drive talking and texting on their phones. I like the people who hold phones in their hands with the speaker on. You&...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:13 AM
The U.S. Ebola coordinator Ron Klain plans to return to his private sector job by the end of February, capping speculation that the seasoned political aide would play a broader White House role for the rest of President Barack Obama's tenure.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:21 AM
While Larry Hogan triumphed in the Maryland governor's race, his fellow Republicans won legislative and the county council seats in Dundalk for the first time in decades, completing a dramatic partisan shift in one of the state's once reliably...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:06 PM
We've looked at what Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley did to shape the voting landscape beyond last week's election. The third man on the ballot, petitioning candidate Joe Visconti, also played a role that will far outlast his...