America's refugee crisis  [Editorial]

America's refugee crisis [Editorial]

The flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America across the United States' southern border in recent months has raised a knotty problem for Congress and President Barack Obama: What do you call thousands of children illegally entering the country without their parents — a failure to enforce U.S. immigration laws, or a humanitarian crisis in the making?

Government out of sorts  [Editorial]

It's a pretty safe bet that the year and month a vehicle registration is due for renewal is unknown to the average car owner living in Maryland or anywhere else...


Exposing predators  [Editorial]

Exposing predators [Editorial]

Victims advocates are expressing dismay over a decision this week by Maryland's highest court that could lead to the removal of hundreds of names from a list of registered sex offenders in the state....

Warning signs for Md.'s budget  [Editorial]

Warning signs for Md.'s budget [Editorial]

Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to seek $77 million in cuts to a budget that's barely 24 hours old is a sobering reminder that the state's economic recovery is tenuous at best. Maryland experienced no...

Stacking the deck  [Editorial]

Stacking the deck [Editorial]

A year after Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pledged to reinvigorate the city's civilian police review board, panel members say nothing much has changed. That's hardly surprising. The board...

Public unions at risk  [Editorial]

Public unions at risk [Editorial]

The Supreme Court didn't kill a key underpinning of public sector unionism Monday, but it surely put it on life support. The court's ruling in the Illinois case Harris v. Quinn, which related to the...

More than 'growing pains' at Morgan [Editorial]

More than 'growing pains' at Morgan [Editorial]

In a recent commentary published in The Sun, Morgan State University President David Wilson described in glowing terms a multimillion-dollar NASA grant his institution won three years ago to conduct...

Tax sales tax city [Commentary]

Baltimore City auctioned off more than $20 million worth of tax, water and other liens this spring in an online auction. These liens are tied to almost 7,000 properties, assessed at a total of more...

A crisis in Central America

A crisis of enormous economic and humanitarian impact is unfolding in Central America, and it's hard to find much mention of it in our national media, other than constant references to a result of the...

Courageous or spineless? Our actions -- or inactions -- decide for us [Commentary]

The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason.

Freedom, power and the conservative mind [Commentary]

Last week the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that privately owned corporations don't have to offer their employees contraceptive coverage that...

U.S. food aid still needed around the world [Commentary]

Sharing the bounty of America's farms is a lifesaving tradition almost as old at the Republic itself. In 1812, President James Madison sent emergency aid to earthquake victims in Venezuela....

Thomas F. Schaller: Not taxing U.S. corporations gives a pass to foreigners [Commentary]

Supreme Court conservatives continue to insist that corporations have the same rights as people on matters ranging from making campaign donations (Citizens United) to raising religious objections to...

Susan Reimer: Women planning retirement face challenges [Commentary]

The working population is heading toward retirement like lemmings to the edge of the cliff — about 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day.

Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates [Commentary]

At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed...

Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.: Supreme Court divide riles political parties [Commentary]

"If the Supreme Court will not protect women's access to health care, then Democrats will. ... It's time that five men on the Supreme Court stop deciding what happens to women."


Allowing bias by faith groups [Poll]

Should President Obama exclude faith groups from a promised executive order -- yet to be signed -- barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay men and lesbians, as some groups are pressuring him to do in the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure