| May 22, 2013
Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place. Some of you are choosing careers in public service or joining nonprofits or volunteering in your communities.
But many of you are cynical about politics. You see...
| May 24, 2013
Greater than the risk of being accused of criminality in the three scandals now gripping the Obama administration is the peril that the president's substantive agenda is being hopelessly knocked off track.
The liberal Illinois senator who entered the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"Our Nixon," a documentary on Richard Nixon's presidency based on Super 8 home movies made by aides John Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman and Dwight Chapin, is the TV surprise and delight of the summer. It premieres at 9 tonight (Aug. 1) on CNN with multiple...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Although a bid for the presidency by Martin O'Malley appears to be stretching the realm of possibility ("O'Malley framing his plans for 2016," Aug. 5), he has only to look at the present holder of the office. President Barack Obama, as a first term...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The death this week at age 96 of former Pennyslvania Gov. Bill Scranton, briefly a Republican presidential candidate in 1964, was also in a sense a final obituary on moderate Republicanism that began fading from the political scene half a century ago....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 3:00 AM
With Congress in the doldrums of summer recess, our town has inevitably sunk to the game of making political mountains out of molehills.
The latest example is disclosure that the campaign manager of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell confided to a...
| May 17, 2013
When the storm of administration scandals first hit President Barack Obama, he offered a good impersonation of Claude Raines in "Casablanca," expressing shock that gambling was going on in Rick's saloon. His verbal outrage at the snooping of the IRS and...
| Aug 24, 2013
Once again, The Sun has proven that Maryland is a one-party state. Yes, there are columns in the newspaper by former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., but columnist Thomas F. Schaller and frequent contributor Jules Witcover more than make up for any...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Historically, the month of August in Maryland is known for its hot and humid lazy southern days, and a slower schedule. It's the time often referred to as the "dog days" of summer. Although many say it is a quiet time of the year usually reserved for...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:00 AM
An ugly fight unfolded last week between gubernatorial aspirants Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler regarding their campaign rhetoric.
Mr. Gansler was surreptitiously recorded saying, "I mean, right now [Mr....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:28 AM
After Ray Lewis retired as a Super Bowl champion and Ed Reed bought two tickets to Houston, the Ravens took full advantage of the opportunity to rebuild a defense that had uncharacteristically crumbled at times.
To casual observers, losing the two...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Sunday, Oct. 21, we lost former U.S. Sen. George McGovern. Although many will recall his disastrous 1972 loss to Richard Nixon and his subsequent leadership in getting us out of Vietnam, his truly lasting legacy will be his war on hunger and malnutrition....