| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Why is Martin O'Malley running for the democratic presidential nomination when everyone on the planet knows it belongs to Hillary Clinton?
After all, he is not a man known for flights of fantasy. And, according to a Baltimore Sun poll, most...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:09 AM
New attention is coming to the 2009 case of a programmer who was detained by the FBI and interrogated without an arrest warrant at the direct request of Goldman Sachs. Meanwhile, the BART commuter service is running -- for now -- in San Francisco after...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:04 PM
A New Jersey judge heard arguments Thursday over whether the state should be required to legalize same-sex marriage in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Since December 2006, New Jersey has allowed same-...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken — and can prove they learned from — certain "massive open online courses," known as...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests.
State officials, in plans to be...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Oh, Rick Perry. How we've missed you. The hair. The boots. Seems like there was a third thing, but we forget.
The Texas governor's flameout in the 2012 Republican nominating process came well before Maryland's GOP primary — I mean, how early do we...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 4:00 AM
This was going to be a rant.
Then I thought about it, which was a mistake. As any experienced ranter can tell you, thinking about it has the unfortunate tendency of turning a good, clean rant into a muddy quagmire of fine points, conditional sentences,...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life without parole for juvenile offenders violates the U.S. Constitution's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
The court cited the developmental differences between young people and...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 4:30 AM
California Gov. Jerry Brown has done a lot to finally balance his state's budget, but his greatest challenge still lies ahead ("Jerry Brown: A survivor at the top of his game," Feb. 3).
In 1978, during Mr. Brown's first term as governor, he helped...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It's said in politics that timing is everything, that success depends on picking the right time to make one's move. When Barack Obama decided in early 2007 to launch a presidential bid as a freshman U.S. senator at age 45, the naysayers wondered why he...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Governor Martin O'Malley narrowly avoided a minor Twitter storm over beer Saturday morning after making a bet with the governor of California on the Super Bowl.
Friday afternoon, he responded to a wager with California Gov. Jerry Brown by staking a case...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 3:24 PM
SunEdison LLC, one of the nation's largest providers of solar energy services, said at a news conference with California's governor Monday that it had moved its headquarters from Beltsville to California's Silicon Valley.
The news was announced by...