| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:24 PM
George Harman won the Republican primary for Baltimore County executive last month by 20 votes, election officials said after a rare recount.
Harman, an environmental consultant from Reisterstown, will face Democratic County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring.
Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Watching political debates — local, regional and national — the keen observer will note that they are like baseball stadiums: tailored for the advantage of a few, with parameters sometimes varying wildly to satisfy certain politicians,...
| May 17, 2014
One by one, the sacred cows hit the ground, adroitly tipped over by the best-selling author Steve Berry in his 13th historical novel, "The Lincoln Myth."
Berry, 59, is a Florida-based former attorney and county commissioner turned author whose...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:00 AM
I don't agree with what Karl Rove, a Republican strategist, said about Hillary Clinton ("Anatomy of a smear," May 15). But what the Democrats did to Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney was just as bad. (The suggestion that Mr. Romney single-handedly caused a...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In asserting that the GOP "swift-boated" John Kerry in 2004 and Hilary Clinton in 2014, as if these two candidates deserved praise rather than condemnation, The Sun is either employing selective memory or it's trying to "swift-boat" it's readers once...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Hillary Clinton hasn't even thrown her hat into the 2016 presidential ring yet, but Republican tremors over the very thought have already unleashed red flares about her age and health that question her qualifications for the office.
It's an old partisan...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Probably no single episode did more to assure President Obama's 2012 re-election than that supposedly private fundraising lunch at which Mitt Romney famously declared that "47 percent of Americans" would never vote for him.
The remark, unexpectedly...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Brace yourselves. President Barack Obama is expected to announce today new EPA rules to reduce carbon emissions from the nation's power plants by 20 percent and to force more polluters to participate in cap-and-trade programs. The inflammatory rhetoric...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:36 AM
As my 9-year-old son and I were enjoying a meal at a Lebanese cafe last month, I overheard a middle aged woman say to the server: "This is my first Memorial Day weekend alone. I'm separated, and the kids are with their dad." The way in which she wore...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Anne Arundel's Republican county executive candidates Laura Neuman and Steve Schuh continued their primary fight during a debate in Severna Park on Wednesday.
Though they spent most of the going over familiar territory — who has a better record...