The Maryland General Assembly went to work for another 90-day session last Wednesday, and with no real hot-button issues on the agenda this year, lawmakers set their sights on health care, taxes and other priorities they plan to tackle through legislation in 2019. After attending a local cha…

Anyone grading the Chesapeake these days is certainly doing so on a curve. And as it turns out, the rainiest year on record in Maryland didn’t do the bay any favors.

Far be it for us to bestow guilt for any overindulgence during the holiday season. It’s not like we haven’t done the same thing. We’re expected to overdo it a tad, right?

So we’ve flipped the calendar and it’s now January. That means the weather is largely cold and dry — well, somewhat dry — and the holidays have come and gone. While some folks like to keep their Christmas tree up until Jan. 6, the feast of the Epiphany (traditionally marking the ancient visi…

For all the criticism that gets cast President Donald Trump’s way, he is not to blame for the effort to save the U.S. postal system from insolvency.

At last, Christmas is almost here. Hopefully, the rush to get those presents — and to get them wrapped — is subsiding somewhat. It’s time now to get together with family and friends and exchange pleasantries as much as gifts. It’s time to relax and enjoy. And make memories.

After the heads of major social media networks testified before Congress earlier this fall, it seems timely to point out the results of an insightful new survey that shows Americans are actually rethinking their use of services like Facebook and Twitter.

As the famous carol goes, “The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful.” Most of the time that’s the case.

When George H.W. Bush left the White House, he was enveloped in an aura of failure. The economy had been through a recession, Saddam Hussein was still defying the world and the president was the clueless patrician who strained to convince voters that he understood their economic problems. Mo…

Gov. Larry Hogan’s been saying it. His predecessor Martin O’Malley even copped to it. Now a federal judge has ordered it be remedied. Maryland’s congressional districts have been officially declared gerrymandered.

On Tuesday, many of us probably doled out dollars to a charitable cause. Following on the heels of big spending days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday was a day to give pause in our frenetic holiday pursuit of gift shopping and remember to set aside …

After dining to contentment and heading to your car as you left a friend’s or relative’s home on Thanksgiving last week, you probably heard the familiar warning: “Watch for deer!”

Earlier this fall, when a handful of big-box stores were already displaying Christmas trees next to the Halloween candy, you were flush with holiday denial. You could shake your head and keep walking down the aisle. Too soon, you could tell yourself.

The political tension around the country reached a boiling point with Tuesday’s elections. Neighbors, colleagues, friends and even family have been torn apart over politics. That kind of contempt for our fellow Americans is not healthy. Now that this contentious midterm is over, we urge ever…

So the midterm elections are in the books, with few surprises here in Charles County and in Maryland as a whole. Democrats kept their hold on local offices, while other Democrats stayed in business for most of the statewide positions. The exception there was an expected one, as Gov. Larry Ho…