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  • Felons, fugitives bought guns amid backlog

    Felons, fugitives bought guns amid backlog
    More than 300 people banned from owning guns were able to buy them last year because the state police were overwhelmed with background check requests, police said Wednesday. People with histories of mental illness or convictions for violent misdemeanors,...
  • Supreme Court gets it wrong (again) on campaign finance [Letter]

    Supreme Court gets it wrong (again) on campaign finance [Letter]
    I was pleased to read The Sun's editorial against the Supreme Court's wrongheaded decision in McCutcheon v. FEC ("A win for the billionaires," April 6). I'm to hoping that this decision serves as a spark for change. The court's decision to eliminate...
  • Religion and restraint [Editorial]

    Religion and restraint  [Editorial]
    It's a shame Carroll County's board of commissioners felt it had to hold a formal vote in order to prevent members from violating a federal court order against sectarian or denominational prayers at the opening of its meetings. Is it too much to ask for...
  • Sojourner-Douglass College will overcome its present difficulties [Letter]

    Your recent story on Sojourner Douglass College revealed these students' distress and uncertainty about their futures ("With Sojourner-Douglass' accreditation in jeopardy, students in limbo," March 30). As an African-American who once experienced a...
  • $37 million settlement deal reached in Midei stent case

    $37 million settlement deal reached in Midei stent case
    The former owner of St. Joseph Medical Center has agreed to pay up to $37 million to resolve allegations that cardiologist Mark G. Midei put hundreds of patients through unnecessary heart stent procedures, according to court documents. As many as 273...
  • A win for the billionaires [Editorial]

    A win for the billionaires   [Editorial]
    In the world of John G. Roberts Jr., it appears the only true case of government corruption is the "American Hustle" style of handing over a pile of money to a congressman in some smoke-filled backroom deal. Yet here in the real world, we've come to...
  • Court strikes political donor caps

    Court strikes political donor caps
    A divided Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on how much money wealthy donors may spend on elections, a decision that could pour vast sums of new cash into the nation's increasingly expensive system of campaign finance. The 5-4 ruling...
  • Time for a Constitutional convention [Letter]

    Time for a Constitutional convention [Letter]
    Hardly a day goes by without a story exposing wealthy special interests sticking it to the average Joe. One day it's Wall Street bankers bringing down the economy, foreclosing on the unsuspecting poor, and getting off virtually scot-free. The next day it'...
  • A rebirth of progress politics in Maryland [Letter]

    A rebirth of progress politics in Maryland [Letter]
    Columnist Thomas F. Schaller's sobering commentary on American politics concludes that the deep divisions between blue and red states may require Washington to shift more power back to the states and allow voters to "more closely tailor policies to...
  • 1st Mariner Bank heads to auction

    1st Mariner Bank heads to auction
    The future of 1st Mariner, Baltimore's largest independent bank, could be decided this week. A bankruptcy judge approved First Mariner Bancorp's request last month to sell its bank as part of the parent company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Bids for...
  • Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills

    Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills
    Maryland lawmakers are poised to raise the minimum wage and decriminalize marijuana today as this year's General Assembly's session cruises to a close at midnight. Both measures are on the verge of passage, barring unforeseen last-minute snags,...
  • Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]

    Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]
    Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...