| Nov 2, 2012
If President Barack Obama had the time for some introspection on the campaign trail, he might take offense at all the media speculation (and in many cases wishful thinking gussied up as speculation) that his response to Hurricane Sandy will give him the...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 6:06 PM
— Hazel Cropper, for years the fastest crab picker in this city built on its seafood industry, worries about the storm drain a few feet from her living room.
As volunteers assessed the damage Superstorm Sandy caused to her home, the 74-year-old...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:19 PM
In a move that will help some 800 Maryland families affected by the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Congress approved $10 billion in emergency funding Friday for the federal flood insurance program.
The hastily scheduled votes came in response to criticism...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Give some credit to the Republican National Committee for at least recognizing that the Grand Old Party has a bit too much "old" and not enough "grand." Its recently released 100-page, post-election analysis, put together by veteran party advisers, points...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The Sun editorial "The GOP confronts its 'stuffy old men' problem" (March 19) was right on the mark. My solution is to divide the Republican Party in two.
One part would consist of the conservatives, the religious right, the tea party, Sarah Palin, Newt...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Employees at the Aberdeen Proving Ground office of New Jersey-based information technology firm Symbolic Systems Inc. – many of whom have ties to the Garden State – have helped raise $11,000 for Superstorm Sandy relief programs in New Jersey....
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Foremost on my mind as the days lengthen is where I might get my ocean "fix" once summer arrives. Sometimes I crave the New Jersey shore where I vacationed as a kid, other times the Maryland beaches since I lived there during summers in college.
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:00 AM
What can you do with a man like Chris Christie?
The answer, according to many within the conservative movement: Throw him overboard. And while we're at it, let's toss the gays over the side too.
The popular governor of New Jersey has certainly angered...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley warned Sunday morning that Maryland faces "job-killing cuts" if Congress allows a wave of automatic spending reductions to take place this Friday as scheduled.
Appearing on CBS' Face the Nation alongside Virginia Republican Gov. Bob...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The Senate voted Monday to allow states to assess a sales tax on purchases from Amazon.com, eBay and other online retailers in a bipartisan measure that would also reduce the increase planned for Maryland's gas tax.
The bill, which passed 69-27, would...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Online shoppers would have to pay state sales taxes on more purchases under legislation that advanced in the U.S. Senate on Monday — but Marylanders could also wind up paying a smaller increase in gasoline taxes.
Bricks-and-mortar stores have long...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:22 PM
A consortium of Northeastern states including Maryland has agreed to reset a power plant emissions cap to current levels and to tighten it annually starting in 2015, an action officials said would increase investment in energy efficiency and slightly...