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  • Maryland Democrats don't pick O'Malley for White House

    Maryland Democrats don't pick O'Malley for White House
    Gov. Martin O'Malley may have his eye on running for the White House, but a new Baltimore Sun poll suggests he could have a tough time winning the Democratic primary election in his own state. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outpolled O'Malley...
  • It's time for the Redskins to find a new name [Commentary]

    It's time for the Redskins to find a new name [Commentary]
    Those of us living in and around D.C. — not just those of us, like me, who actually root for Baltimore's teams over Washington's — should follow the lead of our good neighbors to the north and realize that there can be life after a change of...
  • Another blow coming to campaign finance reform

    Another blow coming to campaign finance reform
    Campaign finance limits are back before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, and that's probably bad news for those who like good government. Think what this country needs is to give more political clout to the wealthy and those who seek special favors...
  • Four years after Citizens United [Commentary]

    Four years after Citizens United [Commentary]
    Tuesday marks the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC ruling, when the court ruled that corporations can spend unlimited amounts to influence elections. Our democracy is built on the basic premise that people —...
  • Harford election season heats up; two executive candidates on board

    Harford election season heats up; two executive candidates on board
    The filing deadline is just days away, and while a number of candidates have filed for Harford County executive and county council, a few slots remain open in both the Democratic and Republican party primary races. Candidates for county and state...
  • State loses FAA drone testing competition, still expects research role

    State loses FAA drone testing competition, still expects research role
    Maryland has lost its bid to be a Federal Aviation Administration test site for drones, but officials still expect the state to be involved in federal research into how the unmanned aircraft may safely be flown in U.S. airspace. Virginia was one of six...
  • Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]

    Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]
    Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to his own television...
  • Help for the jobless [Editorial]

    Help for the jobless  [Editorial]
    Senate Republicans blinked this week on the issue of unemployment benefits, but you can bet that their House counterparts won't be so easily swayed by compassion. At least that's what Democrats are counting on. After legislation to resume long-term...
  • Rand Paul's ideas are worse than his plagiarism [Letter]

    Rand Paul's ideas are worse than his plagiarism [Letter]
    The Sun and other media outlets around the nation have recently covered claims of plagiarism by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul ("Don't copy, don't tell lies," Nov. 8). While the senator has conceded to prolific plagiarism, at least by some on his staff, the real...
  • We have a deal, but the damage is already done

    We have a deal, but the damage is already done
    I've spent the last two weeks in Latin America — where they know something about defaulting on public debts. As part of a bipartisan group of former U.S. ambassadors, I met with business leaders, central bankers, government officials and ordinary...
  • A government shutdown isn't the best way to attack Obamacare

    A government shutdown isn't the best way to attack Obamacare
    House Republicans are behaving like children in their threats to shut down the government, especially when they have better options to move their agenda. The House has passed a bill to keep the government funded at current levels after September 30,...
  • Campaign reform in action [Editorial]

    Conservative pro-business Republican Larry Hogan, a former appointments secretary under Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., and Del. Heather Mizeur, a liberal Democrat and ground-breaking advocate for gay rights who favors legalizing marijuana, wouldn't seem to...