| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:56 PM
It is hard to imagine any city in the nation being more reviled by Americans these days than Washington.
The standoff last week among the White House, Senate and House of Representatives as the clock wound down on the country’s ability to pay its...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Yes, America. We tortured.
And it was illegal, abhorrent and cruel. How can we ignore the facts? How can we fail to demand that the full and complete truth be provided to us?
Earlier this year, those of us who follow such news of the intelligence...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Don’t trust TV history — ever.
That’s the big conclusion I came to this week after starting out on the simple assignment of previewing a two-hour National Geographic special on the Iraq War.
“America Vs. Iraq,” which...
| Aug 28, 2013
In light of Sun media critic David Zurawik's absolute assurance that President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney lied about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, I'm sure his next commentary will excoriate President Obama...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Gail Householder seems quite irritated at David Zurawik asserting that George W. Bush and Richard Cheney lied and made up Iraq mass destruction weapons ("'Phony' scandals Aug 28).
I must praise him for being correct and as smart as Secretary of State...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:44 AM
A new post-mortem account of the 2012 presidential campaign holds that President Obama's strategists toyed with, but rejected, the notion of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket and replacing him with then Secretary of State...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Marylanders have an important decision to make this Election Day: whether or not to affirm their belief in the traditional American principle of equal rights for all, or instead to continue a system of special rights for some. A "yes" vote on Question 6...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:45 AM
"The quality of mercy is not strained.”
The title for this episode comes from Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice.” On this Father’s Day, Don could use mercy from his daughter and himself. Instead we find him curled up in a...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine.
Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Responding on Twitter to a tweet about my "In a word" post today on crescendo, @delightfulrepas wrote, "Would love to see Mr McIntyre address the injury to 'actionable.' "
Let it not be said that I shy away from a challenge.
Actionable is a fine old...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word:
We harbor oddly ambivalent attitudes about...
| Aug 23, 2013
Sometimes I worry about our American value system and how it is expressed in our legal system. Pfc. Bradley Manning has just been sentenced for his role in the release of sensitive security data and we are desperate to apprehend Edward Snowden for similar...