| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:50 AM
The Obama administration is understandably frustrated by its efforts to forge an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai that would allow a scaled-down U.S. troop presence to remain in the country after most American and NATO forces leave next year....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:08 AM
One of the best features of our quadrennial presidential campaigns is the series of debates between the major party nominees, plus another between their running mates. Voters tune in by the millions and get a better look at them than they might at any...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:51 AM
This much can be said for the Obama administration's boast on Sunday that it had met its self-imposed deadline for making HealthCare.gov work well for the vast majority of users two months after its launch: At least there was no "Mission Accomplished"...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Thanks to The Sun for drawing attention to the crisis of homelessness in our community ("Addressing the intractable problem of homelessness in Baltimore," Dec. 2). Clearly we face daunting challenges and limited resources to meet the needs of our most...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. rewrites recent history in his one-sided column on the Senate filibuster rule ("The nuclear option: then and now," Dec. 1).
He utterly ignores the many Republican senators who filibustered President Barack Obama's...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings will be among 26 congressmen traveling to South Africa to attend memorial services for revered leader Nelson Mandela Tuesday in FNB Stadium, known as Soccer City in Soweto.
It was at that stadium in July 2010 that...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:23 AM
The Washington-Baltimore region is ranked worst on the East Coast for smog, also known as ground-level ozone. The common air pollutant shortens lives, and its presence causes those alerts when children, the sick and the elderly are warned to stay indoors....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:10 PM
As a long-haired teen growing up in the 1960s, Jim McCullough had little clue what he wanted to do with his life, but two things did stir him: He hated the way some people in Laurel, his hometown, looked down on his African-American friends, and he...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It was nice to see columnist Thomas F. Schaller find the guts to criticize President Obama for the Affordable Care Act rollout disaster ("Obamacare rollout shockingly rough," Dec. 10).
It would have been nice for him to have also pointed out that Mr....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:00 AM
When he was growing up near Mondawmin Mall and the Christmas season rolled around, Andrew Dubose rarely missed a chance to visit the old man in the red suit and white beard who always gave him such a warm holiday greeting.
Now 39, married, and the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
As President Obama embarks on his sixth year in the Oval Office, he does so with a greater reality of the political equation he faces, as clearly demonstrated the other night in his State of the Union address.
The freshman chief executive five years ago...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Maria Carmen's 6-year-old daughter last spent a morning at home with her father on a Wednesday in October before he went to work.
On the way to his construction job, he was pulled over for speeding on Eastern Avenue — a routine traffic stop that...