| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman shook up Maryland's 2014 gubernatorial race by announcing they will run as a ticket for the Democratic nomination in 2014. Politically and electorally, it's a shrewd and gutsy move.
| Jun 9, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Still reeling from losses they didn't expect, Republicans strategists are hoping black voters, who are the Democrats' most stalwart supporters, will help bring them future victories.
"[We] must in some way, some form, recruit blacks and other...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Harford County Executive David Craig, who announced Monday that he is running for governor, stopped by downtown Hagerstown later in the day as part of a statewide tour to kick off his campaign.
Craig, a Republican, is scheduled to make stops in Silver...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:10 PM
This segment of Chuck Todd's "The Daily Rundown" Monday got more media bounce than usual for the show thanks to MSNBC commentator Michael Steele sounding very serious about running for governor in Maryland.
But to me, it was first and foremost the...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Reaching middle age and achieving financial success leads some men to buy fancy cars. Others go for memberships in exclusive country clubs. Larry Kawa turned to politics.
By dint of his checkbook, never-say-no personality and marketing savvy, he's...
| Apr 13, 2013
Within hours after Sen. Rand Paul's news-making speech at historically black Howard University, someone posted this new definition on the user-driven Urban Dictionary website of an awkward-sounding but quite timely verb: "whitesplain":
"The act of a...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 5:07 PM
With the season for legislating over in Maryland as of last Monday, the season for raising cash for campaigns has begun.
For the next nine months, until the General Assembly convenes in Annapolis Jan. 8, candidates for the legislature, governorship and...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:37 AM
The year 2012 was a disaster for the Republican Party. They failed to regain control of the U.S. Senate. They lost eight seats in the House of Representatives. They didn't just lose the White House to Barack Obama, they got clobbered: losing the Electoral...
| Mar 20, 2013
Will Republican leaders listen to a bruising new internal report that calls for more minority outreach? First, they have to persuade their party's right-wingers to avoid making younger and nonwhite voters feel about as welcome as a cheeseburger at a vegan...
| Mar 10, 2013
When she entered the race to replace John R. Leopold as county executive, Laura Neuman had a far higher profile in business than she did in politics. Many of the other 15 candidates were better known. But the County Council pulled a surprise, granting her...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Some Republicans haven't gotten to the first step: the one where you admit there's a problem. In a roundup of reactions to the 2012 U.S. presidential election by the magazine Commentary, for example, conservative writer Wilfred McClay says Republican...