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National Press Giving Trump a Free Pass

BALTIMORE – From the beginning, Donald Trump has understood the sheer theatricality of the American presidency better than anybody. After all, TV drama created him. You’d think the reporters who cover him would understand this by now, but maybe they […]

National Press Giving Trump a Free Pass

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BALTIMORE – From the beginning, Donald Trump has understood the sheer theatricality of the American presidency better than anybody. After all, TV drama created him. You’d think the reporters who cover him would understand this by now, but maybe they […]

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Jesus Weeps as Trump Uses Faith for Political Gain

BALTIMORE - God himself must have winced this week at the naked hypocrisy of President Donald J. Trump, this amoral man who dares invoke Easter Sunday to bargain human

A Portrait in True Leadership and Empathy

Editor's Note: This article is republished with permission from JMORE. In our time of national anxiety, Larry Hogan shows it’s possible to be a mentsch as well as a politician. The Republican governor

America needs a new kind of Peace Corps to save the overburdened hospitals dealing with coronavirus patients

BALTIMORE – When he was Baltimore County executive from 1974 to 1978 B.C. (Before Coronavirus), Ted Venetoulis brought a Kennedyesque energy and idealism to the job. Four decades later, in

Fox shouldn’t stop at banishing Trish Regan: What about the others?

BALTIMORE — Now that 49 states have been hit by the coronavirus, and the number of U.S. infections tops 2,700, and everything from ballgames to Broadway shows to religious

Schumer’s emotions get the best of him

BALTIMORE – In this little business of New York Senator Chuck Schumer bad-mouthing members of the U.S. Supreme Court the other day in Washington, I agreed with everything he

Trump playing politics with coronavirus

BALTIMORE – Billions around the planet may tremble over the coronavirus, but President Donald Trump says he’ll get us through the current troubles, body and soul. Our bodies will be

Democrat Debate: Who cares if you know the name of Mexico’s president when people are getting shot and the earth is dying

BALTIMORE – I’m eating lunch with four smart guys, men of accomplishment, men with impressive college diplomas earned decades ago, and I toss them a pop quiz which I’m

Trump to Veterans: Traumatic brain injuries are like ‘headaches’ – ‘not very serious injuries’

BALTIMORE — Three years into this ulcerous presidency, it’s become clear Donald Trump wouldn’t know the difference between a headache and a traumatic brain injury if he saw one

Amy Klobuchar with her husband John and daughter Abigail at her side, waves to the crowd after announcing her bid for the presidency at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota Author Lorie Shaull from Washington, United States

Klobuchar and Biden put America first with two memorable debate moments

BALTIMORE —  One o’clock Saturday afternoon, I’m watching CNN and wondering how much money they blew on a presidential poll that makes them look so blatantly out of date. As

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