| Sep 14, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Despite concerns about privacy and public safety, Maryland is seeking to open its skies to commercial drones under a federal program that could make the state a powerhouse in the burgeoning unmanned aircraft industry.
Maryland is among 24 states vying...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:40 AM
On Wednesday, Comptroller Joan M. Pratt publicly questioned the frequent travel of the head of Baltimore's water system as she and others raised concerns that Rudy Chow is needed here to focus on issues of crumbling infrastructure and erroneous bills....
| Sep 15, 2013
| 5:01 AM
Many of us fear improbable and uncommon dangers more than everyday ones. This suggests we've got our anxieties backward.
Think of flying versus driving. White-knuckle fliers, haunted by images of fiery plane crashes despite air travel's safety record,...
| 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
| 10:08 AM
Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests.
State officials, in plans to be...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Prosecutors told a military hearing officer on Tuesday that three Naval Academy football players engaged in sexual acts with a drunken female midshipman at an off-campus party last year and then lied about it repeatedly to investigators.
Lawyers for the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:47 PM
In a letter sent Monday to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Maryland's senior senator called on the VA's Baltimore office to develop an action plan within 10 days to improve its "lackluster" approach to an initiative designed to...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
While many would argue that there are no rules in war, I feel that a terrible line was crossed with the use of poison gas munitions by the government of Syria on its own civilians. Such wide-scale barbarism demands a U.S. military response, regardless...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Your recent editorial on Congress and the federal budget was typical of The Sun blasting the GOP ("Budget battle rejoined," Sept. 12).
President Obama hasn't yet proposed a single balanced budget, nor has he proposed one item of the Bowles-Simpson...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:29 PM
At 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, June Martyn turned on her portable stereo at the corner of Columbia's Little Patuxent and Broken Land parkways, and let the sounds from "Waging Peace for Children and Other Living Things," a CD Martyn created with Howard County...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Once again a mass shooting occurs in this nation, people are saddened, prayerful or outraged and flags are flown at half mast ("Rampage in Washington," Sept. 17).
But it's notable that with only one exception, no one is particularly shocked. The...