| Oct 12, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Last week, I argued that the Nobel Peace Prize should go to nobody, "as an acknowledgment that the most notable eruptions of violence have been so grimly predictable, the result of years of individual and collective failures by governments and...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing and particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:54 PM
I am a libertarian and mind my own business. Live and let live and try not to be a hypocrite are a couple of rules I live by.
This leads me to several recent Morning Call articles: "Williams residents oppose gas pipeline," "PennEast Pipeline officials...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The sharp reduction in violent crime that occurred on Martin O'Malley's watch as mayor of Baltimore is a central theme of the speech he gives as he travels the country and lays the groundwork for a presidential campaign.
But ongoing criticism from the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 10, 2014
Early voting for the Democratic and Republican primaries and non-partisan elections open to all voters starts Monday in Palm Beach County, and voters will see some big changes from previous elections.
For starters, there are now 14 days of early...