| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:21 PM
A piece this weekend debunking the claim that Congress and the president are exempted from Obamacare has drawn a harsh reaction from some readers and conservative bloggers. But their umbrage wasn't with the piece's explanation of why letters making this...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:59 AM
For several decades, Marilyn Cohen was a political powerhouse in West Hartford: a person who could make or break a campaign, raise money, plot strategy and identify the future stars of the Democratic Party. Among the highlights of her career was being...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:24 AM
It's a climate puzzle that has vexed scientists for more than a decade and added fuel to the arguments of those who insist man-made global warming is a myth.
Since just before the start of the 21st century, the Earth's average global surface...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:03 PM
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| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
There is a new poll out in New Hampshire, the first presidential primary state, but we won’t bother sharing the results for a simple reason: They’re meaningless.
Yes, the numbers can influence donors, shape the narrative of the campaign (to...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Time Warner Cable inked a pact to carry Al Jazeera America, significantly expanding the reach of the fledgling cable-newser backed by the Qatar government, The New York Times reported.
Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. TW Cable will add Al...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Barely two months on the air, Al Jazeera America is vowing to hire more staffers for the news channel and open more U.S. bureaus.
The expansion push was detailed Tuesday morning by interim CEO Ehab Al Shihabi and prexy Kate O'Brian. It comes on the heels...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:50 AM
In a column last month I suggested that members of the Western Maryland Initiative, which is calling for the state's five western-most counties to secede from the state, consider a more parsimonious solution: Simply move to West Virginia.
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:50 PM
I have been writing a lot about Al Jazeera since the Qatar-based news operation bought Al Gore's wreck of a channel in January to gain access to some 50 million U.S. homes.
When the purchase was made, I'm the guy who wrote: "Why Al Jazeera's purchase of...
| Jul 3, 2013
He cut his teeth in the Clinton White House and on California issues: the campaign to save Ahmanson Ranch, the fight for an oil extraction tax and funding for stem cell research. He raised money to elect Barack Obama. And then came Proposition 8. Chad...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Jack W. Germond, the irascible, portly columnist and commentator who was a fixture on the American political scene for nearly 50 years, including nearly 20 of them in The Baltimore Sun's Washington bureau, died Wednesday morning of chronic obstructive...