| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:45 PM
While I enjoy the rants of former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in his weekly column, at some point I must say, "Enough is enough, Bob." As a former IRS employee and now a tax journalist, I have been following the IRS "scandal" closely and must dispute...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Regarding reader Paul Streckfus' recent letter about the Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Streckfus is typical of the civil servants who work for that out-of-control agency and blame previous administrations for all the inadequacies and failures of the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Letter writer and former Internal Revenue Service employee Paul Streckfus has an insider's perspective and abundant knowledge ("Ehrlich wrong about IRS," June 23). He should have told The Sun's readers much more.
Mr. Streckfus reveals he is able to...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Happy Father's Day …
In over two decades in politics, my least favorite political type was the unabashed "hot dog," that media-seeking missile who would happily sell his grandmother for a 30-second hit on the evening news. The most dangerous...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Reader Paul Streckfus is wrong to fault former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for criticizing the Internal Revenue Service after it targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny ("Ehrlich wrong about IRS," June 23). This is a matter of our government...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column on the IRS scandal shows once again why he was twice defeated for governor of Maryland ("IRS scandal is worse than the others," June 16).
He begins his weekly tirade by referring to a "hot dog" as...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
America with its democratic system, rules of law, and open market economy has produced the best living situation in the history of civilization. However, our dreams have been curtailed the last 25 years as the rising cost of doing business in this country...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:52 AM
President Harry S. Truman's famous adage — "The buck stops here" — sat on his desk in the Oval Office as a clear reminder that as president, he was responsible for the decisions he made and what happened in his administration. It sent a...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Well, that didn't take long.
Just as several genuine scandals cast the Obama administration in an unfavorable light, Republicans in Congress are already overreaching — with hyperbolic comparisons to Watergate, calls for special prosecutors,...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:58 AM
"Cheat, cheat, never beat." Remember that catchy, foreboding maxim drilled into us as kids?
It's comforting to believe cheaters never win and winners never cheat. Unfortunately, there's ample evidence that cheating is rampant in almost every sphere of...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:14 AM
May has been a rough month for President Barack Obama: more Benghazi developments, plus the breaking IRS and journo-bugging scandals.
Taken separately, none of these episodes is fatal. They do not reach Watergate levels. Given that previously classified...