| May 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
While watching all the hand wringing and finger-pointing going on from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and congressman Elijah Cummings, as well as members of the City Council and others in positions of authority in Baltimore, I want to point out that one...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 3:52 PM
Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight’s Japan State Dinner, provided by the Office of the First Lady.
The President and Mrs. Obama
His Excellency Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, and Mrs. Akie Abe
Ms. Chitose Abe Ms. Miki...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 8:58 AM
Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio is officially in the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination. That most certainly means he has a campaign book on the market.
My copy of Rubio’s American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 1:26 PM
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not run for president in 2016, catching even some of his closest supporters by surprise and scrambling the race for the Republican Party nomination.
Two weeks after he publicly...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 3:40 PM
We all have things we'd rather not read and don't have to read — the brochure that comes with the electric bill, the nutrition information for a Little Caesars bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza, "Paradise Lost." Members of Congress have the same...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:24 PM
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's flamboyance caught up with him this week, when the "Downton Abbey" makeover of his congressional digs metastasized into a case study for disastrous political communications.
The new decor triggered an ethics complaint against the...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 10:53 AM
I haven’t been feeling my usual manly self lately. I keep messing things up in a clumsily absurd fashion and feel an overwhelming desire to spend time with a large and inordinately expressive reindeer.
I wasn’t sure what brought on this...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 4:41 AM
Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress will face some resistance in a vote to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants despite international outrage over video of militants beheading their captives and burning one...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 12:48 PM
Bob of Oak Forest states that legislators aligned with the "Democratic Chicago Machine" have "misused our money for decades." While true, he forgets that Republicans are also in the legislature and were happy to go along with the misuse of funds. If...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 5:35 PM
Rep. Chris Van Hollen secured the endorsement of several Montgomery County officials in his campaign for Senate on Monday and dismissed a pair of national liberal groups that are calling for Rep. Donna F. Edwards to enter the race.
Van Hollen, the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:12 PM
Both the White House and new Republican leaders have mentioned tax reform as an area of possible progress in the new Congress, but the short life and unhappy fate of one small provision the Obama administration proposed shows why that talk is unlikely...