| Mar 6, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Frederick County officials welcomed news Tuesday that President Barack Obama will host this year's G-8 summit at Camp David.
They also acknowledged the potential for protests of the sort that have accompanied past gatherings of the leaders of the Group...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:16 AM
One can hardly blame Mitt Romney and his supporters for suggesting that it's time for his GOP opponents to step aside. Although his victories on Super Tuesday were not as decisive as he might have liked, with about half the delegates committed so far...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Sometimes, it is worth our time to step back, to take the long view about seemingly intractable issues affecting our country.
My long view begins with the gas line days of 1973-74, when a recently minted owner of a 1966 Ford Falcon began the daily...
| May 4, 2012
The silence of the other shoe dropping pretty much describes the clamor that greeted the departure of Newt Gingrichfrom his overblown, self-centered fight for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
The man who vowed he would go all the way to the...
| May 3, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Award-winning Carroll County photojournalist, fine art photographer and author Phil Grout will appear for the opening of his latest exhibition Friday, May 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Off Track Art in Westminster.
The exhibit, "Child of the Universe," is a...
| Apr 27, 2012
As Mitt Romneycontinued to build his delegate count for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night with five more primary victories, his new campaign slogan proclaimed: "A better America begins tonight."
The message seemed to announce that...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 5:39 PM
As Alan Gross neared his third anniversary behind bars in Cuba, his wife gave new details of his deteriorating health and issued an impassioned plea to officials in Washington and Havana to negotiate his release immediately.
Judy Gross, who visited her...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Forty-three years of letters, photographs, campaign buttons, itineraries and the occasional miniature flag are crammed into 2,000 fat binders lining three walls — floor to ceiling — of a storage room in the University of Maryland School of...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:08 AM
As if Mitt Romney's defeat weren't a cross enough to bear, the kind of campaign he ran could make him uniquely a man on the outside of his party looking in.
His chameleon-like shades of Republicanism — he presented himself as "severely...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory is a good place to start for some perspective on the recent presidential election. Within its gray stone walls, the tumultuous 1912 Democratic National Convention played a major scene in the political drama that...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 3:03 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• President's speech important,...
| Apr 1, 2010
Weyman D. Swagger, a Baltimore Sun news photographer who became the paper's first photo editor, died of cancer Wednesday at his Halethorpe home. He was 66.
During his 47 years at the paper, he took thousands of photos. He was shot at while taking...