| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:05 AM
As a young girl, Jean Brinton Jaecks would sit around her family's dinner table in Severn and listen to her parents talk about nature, light and color.
Her mother, Mary, was a painter; her father, Earl, created wood sculptures as a break from his job as...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:13 AM
As owner of the Laurel production company Breasia Studios, Jamal Lee has worked with award-winning musicians, large corporations and major film studios. On Friday, he met with another notable client: President Barack Obama.
Lee was one of nine small...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Like her colleagues at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Tiffany House packed up her desk last week hoping the government shutdown would last only a few days.
But the single mom from Hyattsville will be in a position different from...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:00 AM
I served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war, and I am deeply indebted to those who gave their lives so we could enjoy living in a free society. Our founders, who believed in the Creator, were the architects of a system of checks and balances that...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:57 PM
House Speaker Boehner, so the thinking goes, is held hostage by the tea party members of his caucus. They, plus the more moderate House Republicans who fear tea-party primary challenges, form an effective majority of the Republican Caucus (the "majority...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In reading The Sun's editorial pages on Oct. 4, I couldn't help but think that the editorial board, in bowing to the extreme left wing base, has been shoveling a huge amount of "stuff." Take, for example, the editorial, "Congress: Do your job," where...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:48 AM
The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill Saturday to provide back pay to 800,000 furloughed federal employees when the government shutdown ends.
If approved by the Senate, the proposal would limit the economic impact of the shutdown....
| Oct 6, 2013
At least 100 federal workers usually crowd the Salsa Grill in Woodlawn for lunch. By Friday, the fourth day of the partial federal government shutdown, their numbers dwindled to three.
The Peruvian eatery — across from the Social Security...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:19 AM
While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:51 AM
As the government shutdown reaches the one-week mark, here's how much progress has been made toward restoring order in Washington: Not much. At least the House of Representatives demonstrated some consistency when it voted 407-0 to give back pay to...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:38 PM
President Barack Obama used a speech Thursday in Maryland to sharpen his critique of Republican leaders, who responded by pointing a finger at Democrats in a budget showdown that left the government closed for a third day.
Speaking at a Rockville...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:16 PM
As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...