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  • Silence is golden

    "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt," so goes a bit of sound advice attributed to any number of great wits ranging from Confucius to Mark Twain. It remains as unheeded today as it did in the times of those...
  • UMBC professor, author heeds call of the West

    UMBC professor, author heeds call of the West
    To those who think U.S. 50 is primarily a road that spans Maryland's bucolic Eastern Shore, Christopher Corbett begs to differ. Corbett, an award-winning journalist and author, spent countless hours traversing the dusty stretch of Old U.S. 50 that lies...
  • Excessive outrage over Berkeley Republicans' half-baked protest

    Excessive outrage over Berkeley Republicans' half-baked protest
    I have no beef with the student Republicans. Oh, I disagree with them about affirmative action, and probably a dozen other things as well. But I am not troubled — amused, but not troubled — by the way they've expressed their view....
  • Ron Smith ignores the 99 percent

    Ron Smith often seems to be out of touch with the working man's heartbeat. His latest column ("Is serious social unrest in our future?" Oct. 7) is full of his favorite go-to guys off the bench, statistics, as essentially the sole support for his...
  • End farm subsidies and make agriculture sustainable

    End farm subsidies and make agriculture sustainable
    Farm subsidies could finally be on the chopping block. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently acknowledged that corn and ethanol "subsidies need to be phased out" over time. And on a swing through Iowa, Mr. Vilsack suggested that the Obama...
  • Imogene B. Johnston

    Imogene B. Johnston
    Imogene B. Johnston, long active in Harford County Republican Party politics and a community activist, died Oct. 26 at Senator Bob Hooper Hospice in Forest Hill of complications from a fall. She was 89. A daughter of a coal-mine supervisor and a...
  • Cruising the Mediterranean with Ravens' Chris Carr

    Cruising the Mediterranean with Ravens' Chris Carr
    Ravens cornerback Chris Carr is everywhere, all at once. He had played in 97 straight games before being injured in this year's season opener, where he was part of a defense that forced a franchise-record seven turnovers in a 35-7 victory over the...
  • David Grand: Levelheaded approach prevails over wrongheaded notion in county public information position

    I've always been selective in the public meetings I've I gone to over the last 20 years, with my criteria being that the topic must hold the promise of drawing a large turnout, along with having the potential for raucous behavior to make it worthwhile for...
  • Volunteers from Halethorpe church among those helping homeowners in need

    Volunteers from Halethorpe church among those helping homeowners in need
    The sun hadn't reached its peak intensity by 10 a.m. on July 17, but the four volunteers from Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church were already sweating. Temperatures would rise into the upper 90s that day as volunteers painted the fence of a...
  • Graphic novels, e-books on students' summer reading list

    Tom Miley, a media specialist for Baltimore County Public Schools, relayed something of an odd desire to a group of summer school reading students at Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville on Wednesday, July 25. "My goal in two or three years is to be...
  • In a word: parvenu

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be acquainted--another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: PARVENU The Mark Twain character who says, "A year...
  • When the legislature meets, no man (or dog) is safe

    Many people credit Mark Twain with coining the phrase "No man is safe when the legislature is in session." Maybe that is why Maryland's state constitution limits the legislature to only 90 days a year. But the current trend is to have special sessions...