| May 6, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Del. Jon S. Cardin, the front-runner to become Maryland's next attorney general, calls himself an active legislator who believes "nothing is more sacred to democracy than the right to vote."
But when it came time to cast votes in the House Ways and...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:17 PM
The Federal Election Commission ruled unanimously Thursday that certain political committees can accept contributions in bitcoins, a digital currency that has gained traction among free-market advocates but drawn criticism for making it easier to sell...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:48 AM
The freewheeling Republican primary for an open Senate seat from Georgia was always expected to be a bruising affair. New polling confirms just how much.
Ahead of next week's primary election, voters remain highly divided among the five main candidates,...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:06 PM
Two of the underdogs in the crowded field to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) used a candidates forum Wednesday night to lash out at the role of money in political campaigns -- and the media's use of it as a measure of viability.
| May 19, 2014
| 6:44 PM
The two opponents of Del. Jon S. Cardin in his race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general chastised him during a debate Monday night for skipping almost 75 percent of his committee votes this year.
State Sen. Brian E. Frosh of Montgomery...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The recent passage of Maryland's Marijuana Decriminalization Bill was an act of rebellion. Not against society's norms, but against one man: House Judiciary Chairman Joseph Vallario.
The bill easily passed the Senate and had overwhelming support from...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Money in politics — and proposals for diluting its influence — was a dominant theme during a standing-room-only forum in Torrance on Saturday featuring the large field of candidates to succeed longtime Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills)....
| May 30, 2014
| 6:45 AM
In The Sun article "New views about crime" (May 25) the writers failed to mention the Libertarian approach to the failed war on drugs. As the Libertarian candidate for attorney general, my main campaign theme is to end the drug war. The U.S. has the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:59 AM
The organizations that sponsor debates among major candidates in Florida elections have set Oct. 15 as the date for the showdown in the governor’s race.
The statewide televised debate will be produced by WFOR-Ch. 4, and broadcast on that station...
| May 2, 2014
The graduation speech is a tricky literary genre, subject to nearly irreconcilable demands. Optimism must be balanced with realism; a significant occasion must be marked without collapsing into tedious solemnity; and at least a bit of good advice should...
| May 3, 2014
Del. Don Dwyer is spending his final day in jail Sunday, completing a 60-day sentence for his 2013 drunken-driving and drunken-boating convictions.
But while that debt to society will be paid, the Anne Arundel Republican acknowledges there's a political...