| Mar 17, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Some years back, I found a letter in my mailbox at The Sun addressed to Jeanne Moreau, the iconic French actress of the 1950s and '60s, in Paris — a rather glamorous and mysterious missive, given that the bulk of my correspondence tends to come from...
| Mar 21, 2012
Republicans have morality upside down. They're condemning gay marriage, abortion, access to contraception, and the wall separating church and state.
But the moral crisis in America isn't a breakdown in private morality. It's a breakdown in public...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:04 PM
The state has threatened to seize assets of the company that runs the Baltimore Grand Prix to recover nearly $600,000 in unpaid taxes, the Maryland Comptroller's Office said Monday.
"We don't want to take anybody's business," said Caron Brace, a...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:33 PM
The beleaguered organizers of the Baltimore Grand Prix are facing more than $12 million in debt and have less than $100,000 in cash on hand, according to internal documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
More than $5 million of the debt — including...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 8:50 AM
The Baltimore Grand Prix's problem was not that the city didn't do enough to subsidize the race but that an inexperienced and unwieldy management group overpaid for goods and services and underestimated the amount of capital it would need to cover first-...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 6:02 PM
IndyCar racing officials and Baltimore's mayor said Thursday they are still committed to holding another Grand Prix, even though the company that runs the event is millions of dollars past due on its bills and is weighing a takeover proposal from a...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Baltimore City's current financial distress is caused in large part by the bleeding of population to surrounding counties and elsewhere and the exodus of Baltimore based businesses that have followed the population migration. A financially successful...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Wall Street is its own worst enemy. It should have welcomed new financial regulation as a means of restoring public trust. Instead, it's busily shredding new regulations and making the public more distrustful than ever.
The Street's biggest lobbying...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 6:30 AM
I urge my fellow citizens not to give in to despair over the choices being offered in this year's presidential elections. As an independent who is fiscally conservative, socially liberal and believes there is an appropriate role for government in our...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 5:32 PM
IndyCar executives met with Baltimore officials Monday to discuss the future of the company planning the city's Grand Prix — and whether the leader of the group should depart.
Downforce Racing LLC, which took over the troubled event earlier this...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 5:46 PM
The organizers of the Baltimore Grand Prix are awaiting a vote from shareholders on a proposed company takeover that would greatly dilute their ownership — but could save the race from bankruptcy.
More than two-thirds of shareholders have voted...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 5:58 PM
As a deadline set by city officials draws near, leaders of the beleaguered company that organized the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix have yet to finalize plans for restructuring the business or paying debts to the city.
City officials gave Baltimore...