| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:53 AM
America faces a plethora of social problems in its inner cities: Crime and gang violence. A growing disrespect for the law. A prison system bursting at the seams. Children growing up without their fathers. An entire class of unemployable able-bodied men....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:17 PM
I will leave it to the political reporters and analysts at The Sun to judge how Maryland Congressman Andy Harris did on CNN's "Crossfire" Monday night.
For my money, he did just fine in his debate on Obamacare, showing what an act-like-you-know...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Len Elmore couldn't remember whether Richard Nixon ever came to Cole Field House during his presidency, but the former Maryland basketball star recalled an executive order given to longtime coach Lefty Driesell.
"Nixon told Lefty that he couldn't play,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Until recently, one thing about Barack Obama that voters could count on was his coolness — that through all tribulation he would remain unflappable and steadfast. He was notably able to retain his composure in the face of unremitting partisan...
| Nov 25, 2013
There are plenty of people around with names like Adams, Johnson, Harrison, Jefferson, Jackson, Washington and any number of others that, by coincidence, are shared with people elected to the office of U.S. president.
It stands to reason that in a...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Every so often Greg Rosenthal comes across a word like "diapause."
And that's when things get interesting.
A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rosenthal is frequently responsible for translating the wonky, academic language used...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The place was the U.S. House of Representatives. The time was the mid-1980s. I was a relative newcomer to Congress from California, and the Republican conference was hosting President Ronald Reagan. The president, beloved by the members, was coasting...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:55 AM
It's that time of year when we give thanks for the former colleague who had the bright idea to forgo the heartfelt, mostly predictable appreciation of family and fortunes on this uniquely American holiday and instead reflect on the writing of the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Edward Hall Covell Jr., a leader in Maryland's broiler industry who owned a farm supply business and was named to the Poultry Hall of Fame, died of pneumonia Friday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The longtime Talbot County resident...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 1:07 PM
The National Zoo's adorable baby giant panda cub got a really appropriate name today.
The 100-day-old female cub was dubbed "Bao Bao," which means "precious" or "treasure" in Mandarin Chinese.
Bao Bao is the second surviving panda cub to be born in...
| 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 8, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Phyllis Brotman, who began her public relations and marketing career at her kitchen table and became one of the most respected and influential women in Baltimore business and civic affairs, died Friday at Arden Courts. She was 79 and had been suffering...