| May 14, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Government leaders are asking us to out-innovate, out-export and out-work our competitors in order for the United States to turn this economy around. But what if our own government was instituting policies that proved to be some of the biggest obstacles...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:51 PM
The Justice Department's secret review of Associated Press telephone records gives advocates for federal employees one more reason to doubt the Obama administration's full commitment to protecting whistleblowers, particularly those in national security...
| May 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
One of the more enjoyable aspects of my public career was an excellent relationship with public safety unions. Law enforcement, fire and EMT groups were supportive of my races for the state legislature, Congress and governor.
Although not unheard of,...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:26 PM
I took a walk early Wednesday morning. Azaleas and dogwoods were in bloom. Green-again trees and shrubs were damp, dripping from Tuesday's rain. A zillion birds were singing, and even the starlings sounded sweet. The Orioles had won another game. A...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:53 AM
When first proposed about a decade ago, it seemed like a promising means to revive the Chesapeake Bay's devastated oyster crop: Bring in Chinese oysters, which are impervious to the diseases killing the native stock and also grow faster. If successful,...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:49 PM
The members of the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners honored two Harford Day School students Monday for their dedication to the arts, their studies and the community.
Avery Riedel and Klia Trintis, both eighth-graders, received Student Achievement...
| May 10, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Moving to Maryland has been a learning experience for Chad Barnhill, general manager of the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino that will fill the sweeping vacant lot currently greeting drivers coming into the city on Russell Street.
At home within the walls...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 10:55 AM
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would allow a foreign country, Israel, to discriminate against select groups of American citizens — including Americans who have expressed criticism of its policies. Disappointingly, the bill, S.B....
| May 4, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Hiring for federal jobs in Maryland has fallen 30 percent since 2008, and for the first time in years is being outpaced by the number of employees retiring or resigning — a trend that has raised concerns among some about the government's ability...
| May 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
I read with interest James Maxeiner's op-ed, "The Bavarian case for registering guns" (April 28) in The Sun. Mr. Maxeiner advocates for the licensing of gun owners and registration of firearms, what he calls "sensible regulations on firearms."
| May 2, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Maryland's House Republicans decided this week to jettison Del. Anthony J. O'Donnell from the leadership of their caucus on the grounds that a new messenger is needed to revitalize the party's prospects and pick up seats in the 2014 election. We wish...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The Harford County volunteer fire and ambulance service has the county government in a tight spot with regard to finances.
In addition to $2.6 million a year the county government has been providing a loosely organized coalition of private, not-for-...