| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Once again, there won't be much national interest in the 2012 federal election results here in Maryland next month.
President Barack Obama, who carried the state by 25 percentage points four years ago, is a cinch to capture the state's 10 electoral votes...
| Apr 15, 2012
Those on all decks will pay for selfishness
To the editor:
As I make my way through the world, I see desperation and a cry for help in many people’s faces.
But here in this dog-eat-dog society, help is not forthcoming. Why? We’re all out...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 6:22 PM
Jeff Burdick and his next-door neighbors have nearly identical two-story rowhouses, on the same block of East Clement Street with the same public schools and the same city trash pickup. But one striking difference is the $5,300 he pays in yearly...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 3:52 PM
The U.S. Mint unveiled the designs Wednesday for two limited-issue coins that will be available in March to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The $5 gold piece and the silver dollar pay homage to the national anthem, Fort McHenry and...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:47 PM
A massive, $662 billion defense measure that authorizes hundreds of millions of dollars in spending on Maryland's military facilities cleared a final vote in the Senate Thursday and now heads to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it into law....
| Dec 18, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Maryland officials are working behind the scenes to lure the FBI's headquarters to the state from its longtime home base in downtown Washington as the agency seeks an updated building to carry out its expanded counterterrorism and cyber crime missions....
| Dec 18, 2011
| 11:00 AM
"Come out to vote on November 6."
"Before you come to vote make sure you pay your parking tickets, motor vehicle tickets, overdue rent, and most important any warrants."
That's the text of a flier distributed in African-American and Hispanic...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 2:29 PM
Maugansville residents Ron and Diana Meihls didn’t take long to spring into action after they heard that American troops serving in parts of Afghanistan would go without a Christmas meal this year.
Diana Meihls said they received the news around...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 11:00 PM
The new Environmental Protection Agency rule requiring coal-fired power plants to reduce their emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants is generating a lot of debate, with environmental and health groups hailing it while industry groups contend...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Commuter advocates and Maryland lawmakers say they will fight to renew an expiring tax credit that benefits mass-transit users, including MARC riders.
Current federal law allows commuters to withhold up to $230 in pre-tax income each month that can be...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Maryland's congressional delegation will have unusual influence in helping to resolve big issues left hanging on Capitol Hill, because two of the state's lawmakers were appointed Friday to help sort out differences between House and Senate legislation....
| Jan 1, 2012
I suppose everyone who writes a column on a recurring basis periodically writes one that makes predictions. So, here are my predictions for 2012. If the good Lord and The Hearld-Mail allow me to continue writing for another year I’ll publish a...