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In other pursuits, Byrne has served as a freelance writer and consultant, a blogger for ChicagoNow, a regular contributor to various e- ...

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Dennis Byrne

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 The heated debate over climate change

The heated debate over climate change

June 3, 2014

As citizens of a self-governing nation, we should, we must, challenge everything.

  • NOW fails to squash abortion protesters with RICO

    May 6, 2014

    Just how small-minded and vindictive the National Organization for Women is was revealed for all to see last week in the federal appeals court here.

  • Are there comparisons between Nixon, Obama?

    May 28, 2013

    "I will not comment on a third-rate burglary attempt. Obviously we don't condone that kind of second-rate burglary."

  • Utter arrogance of Obamacare

    April 9, 2013

    With (the president) promising that every American will be covered by health insurance, it's fair to ask if you and I should be required to pay for fools who put themselves in the hospital by taking stupid chances.

  • Will Obama launch a drone attack on U.S. soil?

    March 12, 2013

    Who would have thought that within President Barack Obama beats the heart of a civil rights antediluvian?

  • Obama's fatherhood stance confounds liberals

    February 19, 2013

    President Barack Obama had better watch himself. If he keeps talking like he did Friday at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, he might be mistaken for former Vice President Dan Quayle.

  • Obama's lean into GOP territory

    January 15, 2013

    Who are these guys?

  • Don't believe the Obama hype

    September 4, 2012

    Beginning Tuesday night, the Democratic National Convention will be faced with answering the question: What did you do?

  • The lies Team Obama tells women

    August 21, 2012

    Little else illustrates the "real choice" that voters will be asked to make in this year's presidential election than the Obama campaign's juvenile Web ad, "The Life of Julia."

  • Beyond human error on Romney, Bain

    July 17, 2012

    Most candidates — Republican, Democrat or Independent — inevitably say things during their campaigns that are wrong, stupid or deceptive.

Editorial Poll


THE EDITORIAL BOARD


Andy Green, the opinion editor, has taken the "know a little bit about everything" approach in his time at The Sun. He was the city/state editor before coming to the editorial board, and prior to that he covered the State House and Baltimore County government.

Tricia Bishop, the deputy editorial page editor, was a reporter in the business and metro sections covering biotechnology, education and city and federal courts prior to joining the board.

Peter Jensen, former State House reporter and features writer, takes the lead on state government, transportation issues and the environment; he is the board's resident funny man and capital schmooze.

Glenn McNatt, who returned to editorial writing after serving as the newspaper's art critic, keeps an eye on the arts, culture, politics and the law for the editorial board.

The "crush" defense [Poll]

Attorneys for Maureen McDonnell and her husband, former Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, told a jury this week that the couple wasn't scheming to get rich by abusing the prestige of the governor's office, but rather that Mrs. McDonnell had a "crush" on an executive and couldn't help but allow the man to lavish $150,000 in gifts on the pair while they happened to promote his diet supplement. Is that plausible?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure

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