| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The Sun continues the steady stream of Democratic Party talking points by repeatedly asserting that the current government shutdown is entirely the fault of extreme Republicans bent on creating chaos ("Fund government, then negotiate," Oct. 7).
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The new giant Pacific octopus at the National Aquarium in Baltimore had a rough Monday morning commute.
Before he even got on the road, he turned from pink to dark red as he was placed into a plastic bag full of water, then into a white plastic foam...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Tom Clancy, the prolific Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, earning him the nickname "king of the techno-thriller," died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Letter writer Michael Saltsman is unequivocally wrong when he states that raising the minimum wage kills jobs ("Job-killer, thy name is minimum wage," Sept. 16). He opines that the editorial page of The Sun is wrong in cherry picking dates to prove...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, even he was surprised. Mr. Obama's winning of the prize was rightly controversial — after nine months in office it was difficult to determine what exactly had warranted it —...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Recent satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has greatly expanded its uranium enrichment capabilities. The nation just promised to launch more long-range rockets "soon." And, reportedly, labs in Pyongyang are hard at work developing nuclear-armed...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:06 PM
In 1982, Mayor William Donald Schaefer persuaded state lawmakers to try a different approach to urban revitalization. To lure companies to poorer parts of Baltimore and elsewhere in Maryland, the government would dangle a 10-year property tax discount and...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Presidential second terms tend to be disasters, but, to paraphrase Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, each is disastrous in its own way.
The big domestic initiative of George W. Bush's second term was Social Security privatization. Politically, it was a...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:31 AM
The Harford County Human Relations Commission is recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
The national observation celebrates the history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain,...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
This past week, the Department of Justice sued to stop the merger between US Airways and American Airlines ("Where was DOJ in Southwest-AirTran merger?" Aug. 15).
One reason for the department's actions is because the merger would reduce competition...
| Aug 17, 2013
For acclaimed mystery novelist Martha Grimes, the witches' caldron that nearly proved her undoing didn't contain the usual eye of newt and toe of frog.
Instead, it held 10 parts gin or sometimes vodka, a splash of vermouth, lemon peel, olive and onion....
| 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....