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  • Should journalists be looking to billionaire tech entrepreneurs for salvation?

    Should journalists be looking to billionaire tech entrepreneurs for salvation?
    With Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar putting up $250 milllion for a project featuring journalist Glenn Greenwald, it is starting to feel as tech billionaires might be just the folks to save journalism....
  • Gansler under fire for comments about Brown, caught on tape

    Gansler under fire for comments about Brown, caught on tape
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler came under fire Tuesday for comments that his top rival in the Democratic primary for governor is running on little besides his African-American heritage. Gansler told a group of potential volunteers that Lt....
  • Marita Carroll, civil rights activist

    Marita Carroll, civil rights activist
    Marita Carroll, a retired Annapolis elementary school teacher and civil rights activist who was arrested on trespassing charges in 1960 as she sat at a bus stop lunch counter, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Saturday at Anne Arundel Medical...
  • Gansler's gaffe

    Gansler's gaffe
    We have the first gaffe of the 2014 governor's race, and it's a doozy. The Washington Post reported Tuesday on a speech Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler gave to a roomful of volunteers for his nascent gubernatorial campaign in which he suggested that...
  • Brown suggests Gansler apologize to voters

    A day after his campaign called for an apology, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said Wednesday that perhaps his gubernatorial opponent Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler owes one to the voters instead. Gansler's secretly recorded comments about race...
  • Baltimore better than D.C.? Washingtonians fire back

    Baltimore better than D.C.? Washingtonians fire back
    Every so often, the rivalry is renewed. Of Baltimore, a Washingtonian will say something like, "I wouldn’t want to live there, but what a place to explore." In turn, a Baltimorean will answer back, "The Washington Monument in the National Mall is...
  • Terps Trio: Maryland's budget woes, backup QB and D.C. Assault

    Terps Trio: Maryland's budget woes, backup QB and D.C. Assault
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. What is the cause of the budget situation that Maryland finds itself in? Jeff Barker: There is...
  • Despite ambition, Martin O'Malley will never make it to the Oval Office

    Dan Rodricks' column about Gov. Martin O'Malley's potential run for the presidency was full of puffery but short on actual reasons why Mr. O'Malley would make a good candidate ("Martin O'Malley starts to take his victory lap," Aug. 20). Throughout Mr....
  • A balance of biases

    While letter writer Marie Mullen may be warranted in the conclusion that The Sun favors the Democratic Party and a liberal view in its editorials and columnists, certainly the paper is not unique in this respect ("More balance in The Sun, please!" Aug....
  • Lt. Gov. Brown offers observations on race

    Lt. Gov. Brown offers observations on race
    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown told a room of fellow African-American elected officials Friday that they have a "responsibility borne of expectations" to advocate for minority communities. As a comparison, Brown said farmers in public office are expected to...
  • Gansler's gaffe: Unwise, but not worthy of an apology

    Gansler's gaffe: Unwise, but not worthy of an apology
    An ugly fight unfolded last week between gubernatorial aspirants Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler regarding their campaign rhetoric. Mr. Gansler was surreptitiously recorded saying, "I mean, right now [Mr....
  • Obama family welcomes a new puppy into the White House

    Obama family welcomes a new puppy into the White House
    The Obamas have a new member of the first family. Sunny, a Portugueses water dog, arrived Monday at the White House from Michigan. She was born in June 2012 and is the sister of the original Obama family pet Bo. According to The Washington Post, the...