| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:22 AM
From afar, the recent dramatics involving "House of Cards" and the size of the film tax credit it receives from Maryland have offered intrigue worthy of a Hollywood-produced political thriller like, oh, "House of Cards." The producers threatened to leave,...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The recent Nevada ranchers standoff with the federal government has caused considerable discussion in the media ("After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next?" April 17). On the one side are the supporters of Cliven Bundy and his...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The Baltimore Sun's recent article concerning the U.S. military's experiment of employing tethered blimps to help with "homeland security" was replete with interesting information ("Privacy advocates concerned about Aberdeen Proving Ground blimps," June...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Maryland's congressional delegation cruised to victory in Tuesday's primary, leaving Democrats positioned to dominate the state's House seats even in a year that's shaping up to be promising for the Republicans nationally.
Six of eight incumbents...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:04 PM
The Baltimore area has an outsized share of job openings in fields that make heavy use of science, technology, engineering or math skills, occupations that pay more and are harder for employers to fill, according to a new analysis.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Perhaps the most hotly contested — or at least the nastiest — local race in the state this year is the Republican primary for executive in Anne Arundel County. Incumbent Laura Neuman, a political novice who was appointed to the job last year...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:01 AM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will not run for governor this year, the Democratic congressman announced Wednesday.
The Baltimore County lawmaker has flirted for months with joining a crowded field of Democrats seeking to replace Gov....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
As one of the lucky people who attended National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander's talk in Baltimore last week, I was struck by his sincerity and commitment ("Reining in the NSA," Nov. 3). And he really believes he is "surrounded by great people" who...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Federal prosecutors are calling for up to a decade in prison for the Howard County resident who became the youngest person ever charged in a terrorism case, arguing that the Pakistani immigrant "linked up with truly dangerous people."
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Fifty years ago, Harry Truman wrote an article in the Washington Post expressing his disappointment over what the Central Intelligence Agency had become.
He had established the CIA in 1947 to provide his office with objective information. But it had...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:15 AM
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, a former Baltimore area resident, should be returned to the U.S. from Russia by force if necessary ("How can President Obama defend NSA spying on U.S. citizens?" Jan. 5).
In 1953, the government hired...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Maryland legislators will consider a package of laws to curb electronic surveillance by police, requiring a search warrant to use drones, email, cellphone towers or license plate readers to track people.
Measures sponsored by a bipartisan pair of...