| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ben Cardin has been pressing for what he calls a progressive consumption tax since he first arrived in Congress. More than 26 years later, the Maryland Democrat thinks the idea may have its best shot in a long time.
Cardin, a member...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:15 AM
As Sen. Ben Cardin wrote recently, 650,000 federal employees nationwide are on furlough ("Pain of sequestration is real," July 22). I was recently asked whether I was aware that as all these soldiers return from Afghanistan they are going to be laid off...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Something unusual happened when the controversy over the nation's health care law erupted again on the floor of the House of Representatives this month: A Maryland Democrat voted with Republicans.
Rep. John Delaney, the state's newest member of Congress,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:30 AM
In his commentary ("Sequestration hurts," July 22), U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin criticized the political gridlock which led to sequestration. But the senator was an influential participant in the political process whereby Congress could not agree upon which...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:25 AM
A 28-year-old Marine veteran who announced this week he is running in Maryland's 6th Congressional District is calling on the well-financed Democratic incumbent in that district to limit campaign spending to $500,000.
David E. Vogt III of Brunswick is...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 6:35 AM
After months of watching the uprising in Syria, spreading support through social media and raising money to offset the suffering, Dr. Hassan Masri thought he understood the devastation that that revolution has brought to his parents' homeland.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act — and more recent efforts to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage — underscores just how dramatically views on the divisive issue have changed...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:31 AM
A prominent opponent of same-sex marriage and other gay rights initiatives in Annapolis for the last two decades is officially retiring from the state legislature next year -- capping a long career in which his stance on gay issues has increasingly put...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Baltimore County recently mailed bills for its new stormwater fees, and the Social Security Administration faces a charge of more than $35,000 for its Woodlawn headquarters.
But it's unclear if the agency will pay a penny.
"At this time we have not...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:11 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling Wednesday that federal benefits must be given to all legally married same-sex couples inspired Maryland's political leaders to offer thoughts on social progress.
Curious what they think? Here are excerpts from...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:11 PM
It’s not only the race for Maryland governor that is attracting a clutch of candidates.
The race for the 6th Congressional District seems to be warming up as well.
Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who ran for the U.S. Senate and lost...