| Dec 6, 2012
| 1:03 PM
The prospect that the federal government could go over the so-called "fiscal cliff" is hanging over many of the decisions that must be made on Maryland's tax and spending plans, the leaders of the General Assembly said after meeting Thursday with Gov....
| Jan 10, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Before superstorm Sandy pounded the shores of the East Coast, it had already claimed its first American victims. With the storm still a day from landfall, the U.S. Coast Guard received a distress signal from the tall ship Bounty located approximately 90...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
I hope everyone who watched Ray Lewis come out on the field at M&T Bank Stadium for the last time and do his dance had the best laugh so far in 2013 ("Ray's day," Jan. 7). I know I did and still get a smile on my face when I think about it.
| Jan 11, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Even as they celebrate clearing a legal hurdle, worries of stem cell research grant money evaporating constantly weigh on scientists like Dr. Ted Dawson, whose projects at Johns Hopkins Hospital have helped inform treatment of neurological diseases like...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 4:00 AM
A few words to ponder as we sail toward the fiscal cliff. Those words would be: "That was then, this is now."
Strip away the false piety and legalistic hair splitting offered by Republican lawmakers rationalizing their decision to abandon a pledge...
| Dec 10, 2012
With President Barack Obama holding his ground on tax increases for the wealthy, congressional Republicans appear intent to make a tactical retreat from the fiscal cliff to an issue where they believe they have more leverage: the nation's debt ceiling....
| Dec 8, 2012
| 6:30 AM
President Barack Obama's views on avoiding the "fiscal cliff," which The Sun endorses, will neither solve our huge debt problem nor help our economy ("On the brink of the 'fiscal cliff,'" Dec. 6).
We have an immense federal deficit and debt problem that...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Even as Congress and the White House appeared to be at a standoff over the fiscal cliff last month, lawmakers and the president were able to agree on at least one thing: an update of the Hatch Act.
The 1939 law prohibits federal employees and certain...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 11:15 AM
While many have persuasively argued that the fiscal cliff defense cuts would hurt innovation and slow our economic recovery, few offer concrete examples of how these catastrophic cuts would endanger our national security.
Iran's drive to acquire nuclear...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 8:07 PM
They haven't solved the nation's fiscal crisis yet, but an advocacy group forming Monday in Maryland already has accomplished another political miracle: bringing together the operatives of Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Republican Gov....
| Nov 20, 2012
| 6:59 AM
In the first two weeks after Hurricane Sandy battered the Mid-Atlantic region, leaving millions without power, relief agencies provided an estimated 4.9 million meals to the victims — the equivalent of 150 tractor-trailer loads of food. That was a...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 11:00 AM
I constantly hear adults talking about the importance of instilling "values" in my generation. For the last 14 years, my classroom walls have been plastered with obnoxiously bright posters touting the necessity of civility and respect for others. At...