| Aug 2, 2011
| 6:45 AM
Isn't it a little amazing that the Republican Party — with George W. Bush and Dick Cheney as its prime leaders — can take a budget surplus from President Clinton and turn it into the biggest deficit of all time and then blame President Obama...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 11:49 AM
The images of the burning towers on Sept. 11 are seared into our collective memory. It seemed unthinkable that we could be attacked on our native soil.
During our nation's founding, we were also attacked on our soil. And though the British who captured...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 10:16 AM
As defense strategists at the Pentagon carry out their review of how to make roughly $400 billion in cuts over 10 years, and Congress considers the possibility of reductions twice as large as required by the supercommittee's failure to reach agreement,...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Letter writer Michael Richardson of Perry Hall promises not to buy The Sun as long as Jean Marbella and Dan Rodricks write for the paper ("Tired of unfair attacks on Republicans couched in 9/11 remembrance," Sept. 13). He is mad that Mr. Rodrick's...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and I would agree on very few political issues. But he is correct to sue over the war in Libya ("Bartlett, others sue over Libya," June 16).
While I have great empathy for the people of Libya who have lived for decades under a...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 8:38 AM
As a handful of undecided Maryland delegates wrestle over their position on same-sex marriage, they've received calls from national leaders trying to move them one way or another on the bill.
Prominent figures dialing Maryland area codes include New York...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Talk about two political careers going in opposite directions.
Last Sunday, I wrote about the top Sunday morning public affairs shows like "Meet the Press" falling in love with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and booking him every chance they get.
| Jun 5, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Now that a North Carolina jury has ruled that former Sen. John Edwards is not a crook, at least in terms of misusing campaign contributions, he is free to go on conning his fellow citizens that he remains an instrument of The Almighty to serve the...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:29 PM
For Bill Schmidt Sr., the recipe for life consists of its simple pleasures. They begin with his nine kids, 19 grandchildren, 12 greats.
Then comes his health.
Schmidt, who lived in Laurel for decades and ran a flooring business on Main Street, endured...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and the other leaders of Congress' intelligence committees this week issued a strong, bi-partisan statement of condemnation for recent leaks of classified information about America's clandestine operations abroad, including...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 6:08 AM
Talk about your undecided voters. The new Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis vehicle "The Campaign" can't make up its mind about dumb versus smart, crass versus crass with a conscience, or cheap caricature versus satire stoked by a sincere call to action....
| Aug 25, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Dictionary.com defines a "debate" as: "A formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers."
That is not what will take place during three exchanges between President Barack Obama and...