What do you get when you mix a Republican-dominated House with a Democratic-majority Senate? Answer: not much— at least, not much legislation to address the country’s major challenges.
The Obama administration has cut an interim nuclear deal with Iran that gravely worries some of America's strongest allies in the Middle East and even gives pause to some of President Barack Obama's allies in the U.S. Senate.
Americans have always had their differences and disagreements, but rarely have they been more polarized than today. President Barack Obama is at his lowest approval rating ever— 39 percent. Even so, he ranks higher than the Republican Party, which is viewed favorably by only 28 percent of Americans.
Americans are no strangers to disaster.
It wasn’t so long ago that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was having trouble with his constituents. His approval numbers were below 45 percent and some pundits were writing is political obituary.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler exercised very poor judgment in hanging out at a teenage beach party last summer. There was obviously underage drinking taking place and for him to contend he didn’t notice is not believable. However, now it’s time to move on.
President Barack Obama promised “the most transparent administration in history.” The jury remains out on that.
Cities all over America have reported an increase in panhandling and a corresponding increase in attempts to control or ban it— as well as in lawsuits challenging the restrictions. Crafting an ordinance to better regulate panhandling is a difficult task, but one that Baltimore, with input from advocates for the poor, should attempt.
We get the picture that Washington is one beat-up town after the brutal budget fight. However, politicians in the White House and on Capitol Hill cannot wait for wounds to heal. They must get on with the nation’s business.
President Barack Obama's decision to nominate Janet L. Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve Bank's Board of Governors was both timely and a good choice.
Complaints about tax bills are nothing new. However, the ongoing revelations of billing errors by the City of Baltimore, is unacceptable. It is estimated that Baltimore has lost more than $11 million dollars over the last decade due to calculating mistakes.
Americans awoke Tuesday, October 1, 2013, to the fact that nearly half the federal government has shut down, and to a certainty that one-sixth of the United States economy will be profoundly altered via Obamacare.
This is growing tiresome. The end of the federal fiscal year (September 30) always entails a messy political battle of some kind in Congress. Usually, it’s Democrat versus Republican or House versus Senate or Congress versus the White House.
The Washington Navy Yard shooting has prompted a global review of security at U.S. military bases. The attack in Benghazi prompted a global review of security at U.S. diplomatic posts.
The deal being discussed by President Barack Obama and Russia to have Syria relinquish control of its chemical weapons is hardly a perfect compromise.
As families traveled down the road this past Labor Day weekend, many of them relied on fast-food restaurants for a meal or two, in the interest of saving money and keeping the kids happy. It would be also good to give some thought to the fact that most of the workers serving those meals are making the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
To use a poker term, President Barack Obama has decided to “go all in” on launching a military strike against Syria. Late last month, he seemed determined to strike Syria on his own authority.
The Washington Post had a telling confession to make last week. Officials at the paper admitted that they “blew it” in their coverage of the March on Washington 50 years ago.
After nearly a decade of inaction, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is finally stepping in to regulate how much telephone companies may charge for interstate calls made by prison and jail inmates and immigration detainees.
It was a somewhat dramatic and premature move on behalf of the Republican National Committee to close their recent meeting with a vote to boycott any 2016 presidential debates sponsored by NBC or CNN because the networks are planning to produce and broadcast a mini-series on the life of likely Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s overhaul of federal drug prosecutions concedes a fact that the public grasped long ago: The nation’s 42-year-old “war on drugs” has devolved into an overwrought, unaffordable policy breakdown that helped turn America’s prison system into a vast human warehouse.
Most people keep score in baseball by whichever team gets the most runs or at least, that’s how it used to be done.
If President Obama’s decision to cancel a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled a refusal to engage with Russia on matters of mutual interest, we should be concerned because Russia has a veto on the U.N. Security Council and could still play a constructive role in resolving the civil war in Syria.
The Detroit bankruptcy case is acting as a Rorschach test for so many challenges that bedevil older industrial cities such as Baltimore and throughout the United States.
Perhaps the toughest task of any jury, especially one involved in a criminal trial as high profile and emotionally charged as that of George Zimmerman, is to separate fact from supposition.
Lawmakers return to work on Capitol Hill this week, but the record of the 113th Congress so far offers little hope that they can make progress— on anything.
Maybe the American South is more complicated than anyone realizes. Even after so much time and so much history, we seem to be just as confused and lost by its nuanced existence among the rest of the United States.
In striking down The Defense of Marriage Act, the nation’s highest court has made it refreshingly clear that in the area of marriage equality, the march towards same-sex marriage is moving forward. However, this emotional battle is far from over.
Since President Obama seems to be a reflective soul, he must be reflecting on the irony of his latest predicament: as the man who came into office promising to change everything and who instead seems to face challenges from an obstructive Congress that does not and will not buy into his agenda.
Annapolis—Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen invited the public to celebrate the lives of George and Marion Phelps at the unveiling of George and Marion Phelps Lane, formerly Middle Street, in Parole
Maryland Mortgage Program offers special interest rate for homes purchased in Maryland’s Targeted Areas
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If you’re searching for a meaningful Father’s Day gift, look no further: Todd Patkin shares eleven “thank-yous” that dads everywhere would love to hear.
Clarisse and Morris A. Mechanic Foundation recently granted Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc. $10,000 to continue its efforts to improve birth outcomes in fragile communities across the city.
Community and nonprofit leaders from across central Maryland gathered to applaud the collaboration between BGE, the Baltimore Community ToolBank and their organizations
On Monday, June 10, 2013, the Hippodrome Foundation, Inc. (HFI), the non-profit partner of the Hippodrome Theatre hosted a book party for 50 fourth and fifth grade students at Dr. Rayner Browne Academy,
Bowie, Maryland— The Bowie Baysox will be in the center of an intergalactic conflict when the team hosts Star Wars Night at Prince George's Stadium Saturday, June 22, 2013
The Maryland State Department of Education has recognized Anne Arundel Community College’s partnership with Maryland Live! Casino and staff member Deborah Meyer-Mercado for her distinguished service through her work in preparing students for careers and further education.
65 Additional Judges Needed
Annapolis— Election Judges are urgently needed to work in the sixteen polling places throughout the City for the Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Municipal Primary and the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Municipal General Elections.
The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore’s Summer Social Series is returning to West Shore Park this summer to offer FREE entertainment on the Waterfront.
Baltimore— St. Francis Xavier Church believes that “A family that prays and plays together stays together.”
Milwaukee— Watching your weight doesn’t have to sentence you to a life of water and diet drinks.
In 2012 national bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray received her second NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Literary Work-Fiction (Destiny’s Divas).
Susan Rice, who has been named President Barack Obama's third National Security Adviser, probably should have been his first.
Empowering the community to identify and prevent elder abuse in the County
Towson— Baltimore County Restoring Elder Abuse Today, (BC-REST) is a coalition working to educate and empower the community to identify and prevent elder abuse in the County through education, advocacy and resource development.
New multi-media sketch comedy looks on the bright side of unemployment.
Baltimore— “You Will Know,” an uplifting new comedy that debuted at Centerstage in January this year, returns to Baltimore’s Theatre Project from June 27 to 30, 2013. This original production humorously explores the possibility of self-actualization through joblessness.