Baltimore-area journalist Marta H. Mossburg writes biweekly for the Sun’s op-ed page. Mossburg, formerly editorial page editor of the ...
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May 21, 2013
Baltimore City Council members confused caring about unemployment with abating it by giving preliminary approval to a local hire law last week.
May 7, 2013
To those who support "choice" at all costs: Read the grand jury report on Kermit Gosnell.
April 23, 2013
Human nature frequently disproves theories. Conventional wisdom, for example, says that open office space plans with workers grouped like cattle encourage creativity and collaboration. But study after study shows that people are more inventive, productive and healthy with more privacy.
April 9, 2013
People say dogs look like their owners. That may not be true, but they certainly look and act like we want them to, as breeds are a construct of generations of culling for certain aesthetic and other traits, including hunting ability, intelligence and, in some cases, viciousness.
March 12, 2013
The media cover Ray Lewis' faith and his role as spiritual leader of the Ravens frequently.
February 26, 2013
Many Maryland politicians spritz on Eau de Hypocrisy at least occasionally. But Gov. Martin O'Malley and fellow Democrats bathed in it with their support for the inaccurately labeled Referendum Integrity Act, an effort to make it harder for citizens to petition a law to referendum.
February 12, 2013
In 1931, economist John Maynard Keynes lamented, "A sound banker, alas, is not one who foresees danger and avoids it, but one who, when he is ruined, is ruined in a conventional way along with his fellows, so that no one can really blame him."
January 29, 2013
The O'Malley administration is all for enforcing infractions on state residents — but holds itself to an entirely less stringent moral and legal standard.
January 15, 2013
Maybe it was too nice out to protest. Or maybe no one cared what a few hundred conservatives were talking about in this one-party state. But only about 10 people convened Saturday with signs outside the DoubleTree Hotel in Annapolis to oppose Pamela Geller, best known for her opposition to the Ground Zero mosque and her ad campaigns linking the concept of jihad with mass murder. She was the opening speaker at the Maryland Conservative Action Network (MDCAN) conference held the same day at the hotel.
January 3, 2013
Attention national media: You know Martin O'Malley, defender of the underdog. It's time to get to know Martin O'Malley, thug.
December 18, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake became Mayor Speed Camera last week in the eyes of the nation.
December 4, 2012
State media keep talking about the fiscal cliff as if it will obliterate Maryland's wealth if Congress does not reach a compromise on debt talks. The truth is, cuts are far down the road if they happen, and Maryland will continue to thrive as an extension of Washington's bureaucratic complex.
November 20, 2012
Mark Twain supposedly quipped, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."
November 6, 2012
Less than a week before the U.S. election, former president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev berated America and all but endorsed the sitting president and fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner at an event I attended in Houston.
October 23, 2012
Republicans in Maryland often wonder why they lose. The letter sent last week by Michael Steele and Audrey Scott to Maryland Republicans urging them to vote for expanded gambling is a perfect example of how the party solidifies its minority status.
October 9, 2012
Somewhere on his path to Washington Gov. Martin O'Malley tired of the little people.
September 25, 2012
Would you borrow money to pay off your mortgage and instead risk it in the market?
September 11, 2012
"Greetings from Maryland, home of the number one public school system in America for four years in a row!" That is how Gov. Martin O'Malley opened his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., last week to a roar of applause.
August 28, 2012
Mitt Romney's tax returns are a distraction. The Republican presidential candidate should release them for the sake of transparency.