| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It may be too soon to label it a trend, and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans.
Last Friday in Chicago, a group of...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Before they get a decision in their immigration cases — before they even have a hearing — the tens of thousands of children entering the country illegally will face an increasingly daunting challenge at the heart of a massive backlog in U.S....
| Jul 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
On her website, Sen. Barbara Mikulski proclaims that she is joining other senators to introduce a "legislative fix to protect women's health" following the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Whether you are for abortion or against...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Another proposal to house undocumented children in Maryland and another shameful response. This time it wasn't rural Carroll County blasting the prospect of "illeagles" living outside Westminster, but a Baltimore County councilman decrying the potential...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Is there a way to actually unite economic populists on the liberal left and libertarian right? Maybe not. But one promising possibility is the prioritization of American small businesses over powerful, multinational corporate dominance.
The events of...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the mid-Atlantic coast.
In a jointly signed letter, the eight...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:04 AM
It didn't take Democrats much time to denounce Rep. Paul Ryan's latest plan for addressing poverty in this country. The main feature of the Republican's proposed "Opportunity Grant" would be to roll a lot of social welfare programs together and leave it...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Nobody asked me, but ... it's hard to believe that Dallas Dance, the Baltimore County school superintendent, could take a consulting job with a company that does business with the school system he runs and not see that as a problem. He says he "didn't...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:19 PM
John W. Trageser Jr., a retired mechanical engineer who headed a contracting firm, died of cancer Sunday at his Lutherville home. He was 88.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of John W. Trageser Sr., who owned Trageser's Cozy Inn, and the former...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Can we get real about the name of Washington's NFL team? The team — and letter writers to The Sun — have tossed around "facts" that are not factual and "logic" that is not logical ("Who could be offended by Redskins' name?" June 24).
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Harford County's two largest school construction projects, the replacement of Youth's Benefit Elementary School in Fallston and a new Havre de Grace High and Middle School, are continuing to move forward with major contracts approved for both last week....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:45 PM
At a noisy warehouse off Veterans Highway in Millersville, a young woman concentrates as she pokes black shoelaces into cardboard packaging. In another room, workers slowly count tiny bottles of hair products, placing them in plastic bags that will end up...