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  • Boxing Obama in

    Boxing Obama in
    Greater than the risk of being accused of criminality in the three scandals now gripping the Obama administration is the peril that the president's substantive agenda is being hopelessly knocked off track. The liberal Illinois senator who entered the...
  • Sen. Cardin visits Heavy Seas microbrewery, talks taxes

    Sen. Cardin visits Heavy Seas microbrewery, talks taxes
    Like many who have toured the Clipper City Brewing Company's Halethorpe brewery, the man in the dress shirt seemed to enjoy sipping on an ice cold glass of Heavy Seas' Powder Monkey Ale as he checked out the large, gleaming metal vats, walked past the...
  • Senator Cardin: You are the reason sequestration is necessary

    Senator Cardin: You are the reason sequestration is necessary
    Sen. Ben Cardin writes that budget cuts that went into effect on March 1 are hurting Maryland ("Pain of sequestration is real," July 22. He lists a number of federal institutions in Maryland that are impacted by the so-called sequestration. His solution...
  • Inevitability and the race for governor

    Inevitability and the race for governor
    The 2014 Maryland governor's race has been shaping up so far as a fight about inevitability. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler long fostered the sense of his own lock on the job through a massive campaign war chest. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown countered...
  • I'm running for governor, too

    I'm running for governor, too
    In your editorial "Time to take notice" (July 18), I took notice of a blatant omission. For reasons which I really do not understand, while you mentioned the names of several potential candidates for governor in the 2014 elections, you left out my name....
  • Sun editorial board endorsements

    Obama for president     Four years ago, President Barack Obama took office as the economy was in steep decline with millions in the process of losing their jobs, the nation was locked in seemingly endless military conflicts, Wall Street firms were...
  • Obama's economic deja-vu

    Obama's economic deja-vu
    For those who missed it, President Barack Obama turned his attention to the U.S. economy this week in speeches where he renewed his commitment to green energy, boosting manufacturing, and spending more on infrastructure like roads and bridges; chastised...
  • Don't cut food stamps to feed big agriculture

    Don't cut food stamps to feed big agriculture
    Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives, on a party-line vote, broke with tradition by stripping from the farm bill the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. What's left in the bill is billions of dollars...
  • Delaney charts his own path

    Delaney charts his own path
    Something unusual happened when the controversy over the nation's health care law erupted again on the floor of the House of Representatives this month: A Maryland Democrat voted with Republicans. Rep. John Delaney, the state's newest member of Congress,...
  • Congress' approval rating matters

    Congress' approval rating matters<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy. While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
  • Former Md. regulator named to No. 2 Treasury job

    Former Md. regulator named to No. 2 Treasury job
    President Barack Obama has appointed Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former top Maryland financial regulator, as deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, the White House announced late Wednesday. Raskin, 52, has served as a governor of the Federal...
  • Egypt's descent into chaos

    Egypt's descent into chaos
    Despite allowing former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to meet with a representative of the European Union and others this week, the generals who deposed the country's first democratically elected leader last month clearly are in no hurry to restore...