| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus, Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports.
Who's to blame for Maryland not winning close games, Mark Turgeon or his players?
Don Markus: After...
| Feb 23, 2014
Three years ago this month, millions of brave Egyptians were celebrating the fall of their brutal, corrupt dictator, Hosni Mubarak. To the American eye, the Arab Spring was even more remarkable than the revolutions that brought down the Soviet empire...
| Feb 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day today (Feb. 14). Don't forget your sweetie! For last minute sweets, visit Bomboy's Home Made Candies, (322 Market St., 410-939-2924) and Lyon's Pharmacy (328 St. John St., 410-939-4545). Both are embellished with red and pink hearts,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Who exactly J.W. Hogg was to Baltimore's Washington Monument may be a question left for the ages. Master craftsman who helped build it? Or vandal who defaced it?
Hogg's name, written in block letters with a pencil next to the date 1829, was among dozens...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:24 PM
The Maryland basketball team has teased its fans — and its coach — many times this season.
The Terps have often followed promising performances, such as Saturday's 83-71 win over Florida State at Comcast Center, with perplexing ones. More...
| Jan 31, 2014
Sunday, Feb. 2
World Wetland's Day World Mission Society Church of God and the Chesapeake Children's Museum will host activities for children, including nature walks, interactive games and projects to help children understand the importance of water...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I know and like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the man who has accomplished so much while leading a blue leaning, labor dominated northeastern state.
And so it was with much angst that I watched the media circus (dressed up as a press conference) in...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Not since Richard Nixon assured an audience of newspaper editors in 1973 that "I am not a crook" has a major political figure so conspicuously defended his character as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has done in declaring, "I am not a bully."
| Jan 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
As I've followed the news about the scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, I am probably not alone in being moved by one of the stories that emerged from the release of emails among his staff. A woman had complained to The Port Authority of...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:46 PM
"Many consider John Hanson, who was John Hanson Briscoe's relative and for whom he was named, as being the first president of the United States, and not George Washington," said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, who was discussing the recent death of Briscoe, his...
| Dec 25, 2013
Although I have lived in New Jersey for nearly 60 years, I still explain my strange loyalties by saying "You can take the boy out of Baltimore, but you can't take Baltimore out of the boy."
While I left Charm City for good in 1955 (long before the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
For the first time in almost 40 years, someone other than Edward C. Papenfuse is the keeper of Maryland's memories.
Papenfuse, 70, retired last week as state archivist after a career spanning seven governors. Over that time he brought Maryland's...