| May 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Regarding letter writer Muriel Shefrin's charge that Republicans have no political agenda ("Ignoring real problems, GOP dithers," May 6), imagine if Richard Nixon had kept Watergate under wraps until two years later, and congressional Democrats had been...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:34 AM
Ralph Steadman says he likes the Ralph Steadman of "For No Good Reason." And that, perhaps, is a problem.
"I think it makes me too nice — too pleasant, yes," says the 78-year-old British cartoonist whose manic style long served as the perfect...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:46 AM
He's a West Coast prodigy, but California Chrome's roots reach deep into Maryland. Both the dam and one grand-dam of the Preakness favorite were foaled and raised on a 70-acre farm in Chestertown. The owners, Tom and Chris Bowman, couldn't have imagined...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:59 AM
It is the season for graduations and graduation speeches, most of which dissolve into the sunshine, remembered by no one, but particularly not the happy graduates.
That is changing. The season is now memorable for the speeches that are not given, the...
| May 23, 2014
| 6:14 AM
About midway into the latest X-Men flick, Bryan Singer’s generous, delightfully convoluted “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” there is a prison break so exuberant and uncharacteristic of superhero movies that you sit up a bit in your seat....
| May 28, 2014
| 7:53 AM
When I tweeted a little while back, "At the desk. Looking around to see if Strains To Be Cute, Eighteen Hundred Words, I Thought I Moved It, and Deadline Schmedline are working today," a younger colleague was eager to suss out their identities.
| May 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Buried on page 8 of the May 2 edition of The Sun is Kathleen Hennessey's article on the aftermath of the four murders at Benghazi and the lies that had to be told so as not to interfere with the re-election of President Barack Obama ("GOP continues to...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:46 AM
I have a feeling "Mad Men" is not going to end so happily for some of its fans.
I say that after watching Sunday night's opener of the final season and hearing creator Matthew Weiner talk about where the series is going in its last 14 episodes.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Gov. Chris Christie, beleaguered back in New Jersey and in the national media over the scandal of contrived traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, unveiled his strategy for putting his 2016 presidential aspirations back on track the other day...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served as the first...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Every year, Major League Baseball honors the extraordinary accomplishments of Jackie Robinson and the integration of modern professional baseball. Active players will on April 15th don Robinson's number 42, retired in 1997, to commemorate his ground-...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Not long after Neill Franklin stepped behind a lectern in Annapolis to argue for making marijuana legal, the retired law enforcement officer was fighting tears again.
It happens all the time — whenever he pauses to think of the futility of the war...