| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
I was dismayed by your recent, misleading article on the Republican's responsibility for the budget sequester (The GOP sequester," Feb. 22).
Jack Lew, the White House chief of staff and budget director, set up the sequester in 2011, and Rob Nabors,...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 4:23 AM
One night before President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney were to hold their first presidential debate, Howard County's congressional representatives and their challengers had the opportunity to face off.
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Sequestration is an extremely crude way to cut approximately 2 percent of federal spending. It is analogous to forcing a grossly obese person to lose a few pounds by not feeding him for a few days. On this issue, at least, it appears that Republicans...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Sen. Ben Cardin's fear-mongering article about the threat of budget sequestration was appalling ("No to sequestration," Feb. 20). He of all people should know that the sequester was proposed by President Obama himself to Senate Majority Leader Harry...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:15 AM
I guess many of The Sun's readers are of the "low information" type who are not exposed to counter-points that would rebut the mantra of the left ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Let me explain.
Never in the history of this great nation have we gone four...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:00 AM
It was the Puss in Boots eyes.
If you've seen the "Shrek" movies or the spin-off cartoon starring the storybook cat voiced by Antonio Banderas, you know what I'm talking about. Whenever Puss in Boots really needs something from someone, he flashes...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- An envelope laced with the lethal poison Ricin and addressed to a U.S. senator was found at a Maryland mail processing facility, officials said Tuesday.
The envelope, intended for the office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), was discovered...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Two months after American voters made it clear they want effective government — and two years before the U.S. Senate's next opportunity to reform its broken rules — that "do nothing" chamber appears poised to fix its filibuster. In its present...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The best chance to get the U.S. Senate to do its job is not to withhold pay (although withholding campaign contributions might have done the trick) but to reform the Senate rules so that filibusters aren't used so routinely to gum up the works. Majority...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Only a few days into the new year, the Grand Old Party has a huge political hangover from the events that rang in the tidings of 2013.
First came the escape from the fiscal cliff that saw its speaker of the House, John Boehner, embarrassed by his flock'...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will not be facing a challenge from actress Ashley Judd when he runs for re-election next year. Though he may be happy to have avoided the physical comparison -- she, after all, played Marilyn Monroe in a movie,...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Only among The Sun's editors and the Democratic Party is the 3.5 percent annual growth in the federal budget proposed by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan considered "egregious" ("Unbalanced budgeting," March 14).
Representative Ryan's plan to spend "only"...