| May 30, 2012
The man who made his political bones handling Boston's blizzard of 1978 has spent the last 17 winters in the sunshine glow of UCLA. Michael Dukakis, the former Massachusetts governor and the 1988 Democratic presidential candidate for president, is a...
| Oct 10, 2012
David Dreier was 26, still living in a dorm at Claremont McKenna College and working as a college administrator, when he ran for Congress the first time, in 1978. He lost then but never thereafter. Sixteen times, Dreier was elected to the House of...
| Oct 11, 2012
When a public official has been in office as long as Dianne Feinstein has served in the U.S. Senate, voters understandably wonder whether it shouldn't be someone else's turn. But change for the sake of change is seldom a compelling argument for...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, the Tea Party usurper who took down Sen. Richard Lugar in the Republican primary, created the biggest political buzz last week by uttering the following sentence in a televised debate: "I think even when life...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:18 AM
When I was a kid growing up in Cleveland, my father would follow my mother around the house before Election Day, lecturing her to vote Republican. "I don't know who I'm voting for yet," my mother would lie, cheerily. "And it's a secret ballot, don't...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:18 PM
Several dozen people turned out Tuesday evening in Towson to share the final stop on the 2012 general election.
"Election 2012: Returns After Dark," was held at the Towson Library, and featured a Johns Hopkins professor providing instant insight into...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
| Mar 1, 2013
After all the thunder and lightning signifying nothing but more Republican obstructionism, former Sen. Chuck Hagel has taken over at the Pentagon, vowing a realistic approach to America's military role in the world.
Not surprisingly, he indicated he...
| Jun 18, 2011
Also, John McCain, David Axelrod, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell and Jon Stewart....
| Dec 24, 2011
On Christmas morning, the Sunday talk shows will continue to offer discussion and guests. Here's a preview: Tom Brokaw of NBC, Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post and Thomas Friedman of The New York Times visit NBC's “Meet the Press,” which...
| Feb 29, 2012
This week's retirement announcement from U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine isn't just bad news for her Republican Party and its prospects of taking control in Congress' upper chamber. It's bad news for anyone, Republican or Democrat or independent, who...