| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Obamacare could never have been a success without national and mandatory medical insurance. Take that away and the concept begins to crumble even without the opposition of Republican ideologues. All classes of our society appear delighted to take from the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Facts and opinions:
Fact: The Affordable Care Act's ("Obamacare") miserable rollout has caused leading Democrats to call for delayed implementation of its various effective dates, including the individual mandate.
Opinion: While Obamacare has suffered...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Larry Hogan, the former Ehrlich administration official who has held open the possibility of jumping in to the race for the Republican nomination for governor, remained coy about his intentions Tuesday as his Change Maryland organization planned a Nov. 22...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:43 PM
One of the ways you can judge a talk show's energy and momentum -- or lack of such -- is by the guests.
When a show has strong producers and is going well, they have guests who bring energy, edge and insights to the production. The guests help make...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Just hours before the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan plan to reopen the government last week, Republicans emerged from a final meeting on the matter with grim faces and tight lips.
Except for Rep. Andy Harris.
While many of his...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Del. Steve Schuh has picked up the endorsement of former lieutenant governor and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele in his bid to become Anne Arundel County executive next year.
Schuh, a two-term Republican delegate from Gibson...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Shame on you, Republican Party. And how dare you claim to speak for the American people. You do not speak for the poor, the elderly, the sick, the unemployed and underemployed, the victims of gun violence and the undocumented immigrants who are helping to...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Roughly half of Maryland employers will see their unemployment insurance tax drop by about 70 percent next year, the result of the state's rebound from the recession, the governor said Wednesday.
After an annual evaluation of the unemployment benefit...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The leading candidates for governor have announced their running mates, making choices that underscore a harsh reality for Baltimore: It is no longer the center of the Maryland political universe.
Democrat Douglas F. Gansler's selection Monday of Prince...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When I was chairman of the Maryland Racing Commission, I predicted that all sorts of interests would in the future try and nibble away at any monies directed to try and equalize the position of Maryland's horse racing and breeding industries vis-à-vis...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:09 PM
HAVRE de GRACE — Harford County Executive David R. Craig describes himself as a moderate by temperament, but he is staking out positions that seem certain to appeal to the Republican party's hard-core conservative base as he seeks the 2014...