| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:10 PM
After circling each other for days, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Texas Gov. Rick Perry clashed Wednesday in a nationally televised debate that was focused on state economic policy but tied closely to presidential politics.
The state leaders —...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:35 AM
I listened with curiosity to Harford County Executive (and Republican gubernatorial candidate) David Craig's broadside against clean water this week. I realize that as we close in on Maryland's 2014 election, campaign fodder often overtakes serious...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Not only was the fake CNN debate between Martin O'Malley and Rick Perry a sorry example of what political discourse has come to on the low road of cable news TV these days, it was also a ratings failure.
Wednesday night's edition of CNN's "Crossfire,"...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Last week: This week we continued to follow the developments in Syria as the U.S. Congress decides whether to approve military strikes. The use of chemical weapons, particularly against innocent civilians is unacceptable. We cannot stand by as...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Last week: My story of the week would have to be the sharply noticeable pickup in business all around Fort Lauderdale this week. Not only in my own publishing and advertising business, but in the noticeably sharp increase in traffic in the stores, on...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Back in 2009, when he was a candidate struggling for reelection, Texas Gov. Rick Perry swung by a tea party rally in Austin and famously winked at the idea of his state breaking off from the U.S. and creating a whole other country.
He quickly became the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Maryland received a new No. 1 title for Gov. Martin O'Malley to crow about Wednesday as the Center for American Progress ranked its the best of the 50 states for women.
And crow the governor did, releasing a statement saying he and Lt. Gov. Anthony G....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Later this week, Jerry Brown will become the longest-serving governor in California history – surpassing the record previously set by Republican Earl Warren, who left in the middle of his third term to serve as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis plans to announce her candidacy for governor next week with an elaborate launch that includes watch parties around the state and a boost from the national women’s political organization Emily’s List, according to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Planned Parenthood and others have sued to block the Texas abortion law that state Sen. Wendy Davis tried to block with her attention-grabbing, 13-hour filibuster earlier this year.
“Provisions in this bill will put women’s health and...