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  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • Malala the heroine

    Malala the heroine
    A week after Malala Yousafzai was shot and gravely wounded by Taliban militants for insisting on the right of girls to get an education, the 14-year-old blogger and Internet activist has become a worldwide symbol of resistance to the extremist views of...
  • Obama foreign policy a disaster

    I salute The Sun and its writers for their most comprehensive and informative editorial, "Honest accounting needed," (Oct. 12) and for bringing the Benghazi attack and its aftermath to the attention of your thousands and thousands of readers. However,...
  • What does Morgan have to do with the College Park murder-suicide?

    What does Morgan have to do with the College Park murder-suicide?
    I grew up in Baltimore reading The Sun, The Evening Sun and The News American initially for comics then on to sports and finally the actual "news." I remember my English teacher at City College, Mr. Rosskopf, teaching us about H.L. Mencken and the...
  • A kinder, gentler Romney

    A kinder, gentler Romney
    It's a safe bet that President Barack Obama misses the old Mitt Romney — the one who described himself as "severely conservative." In their first debate in Denver, Mr. Romney outflanked the president by assuming the role of Moderate Mitt, a sweet-...
  • Sailor, Oliver native take different paths, both die in gunfire

    Sailor, Oliver native take different paths, both die in gunfire
    One left the city to go to college and see the world with the Navy. The other refused to leave East Baltimore even after his mother moved south to make a better life for his siblings, instead staying to hang around on the corners. Alonzo Gladden, 24, and...
  • Ravens fever starts its spread in lead-up to Super Bowl

    Ravens fever starts its spread in lead-up to Super Bowl
    Baltimore is coming down with a case of Ravens fever, known to cause purple vision and unbridled joy. And the cure is still almost two weeks away. In the meantime, area florists are ordering extra purple flowers. Babies will be swaddled in purple...
  • Johns Hopkins graduate killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan

    Johns Hopkins graduate killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan
    Anne Smedinghoff wanted to help the people of Afghanistan, those who knew her say. The 25-year-old Johns Hopkins University graduate was attempting to deliver textbooks to school children there when she and four other Americans were killed in a car bomb...
  • Pentagon lifting ban on women in combat

    Pentagon lifting ban on women in combat
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will end the long-standing prohibition on women serving in direct combat, Pentagon officials said Wednesday, opening hundreds of thousands of military jobs previously closed to female service members. Panetta and Gen....
  • Women in combat — 'It's going to level the playing field'

    Women in combat — 'It's going to level the playing field'
    When Maryland National Guard Capt. Cara Kupcho first enlisted in the military 18 years ago, she wanted to drive a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, a 30-ton, armor-busting tank. "I like things that go boom," she explained Thursday. "I like tanks." But as a...
  • Can Hagel reshape the Pentagon?

    Can Hagel reshape the Pentagon?
    Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska who survived a stormy confirmation hearing to become the new secretary of defense, had a coming-out party of sorts last week before the National Defense University, the government's graduate...
  • Anne's adventures in compassion

    Anne's adventures in compassion
    —A lazy Sunday morning. Arising later than usual. A long week of work in the books, a promising week ahead. Now living in Armenia, I correspond regularly with colleagues, friends and family back home in the States. Birds chirp as I check some emails...