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  • George McGovern at 90

    George McGovern at 90
    Being a losing presidential candidate is like what Mr. Dooley said about vice presidents: "It isn't a crime exactly. You can't be sint to jail f'r it, but it's kind iv a disgrace. It's like writin' anonymous letters." So it has been, unfairly, for former...
  • A do-nothing Congress returns to Washington; don't expect much

    A do-nothing Congress returns to Washington; don't expect much
    A wild windstorm swept through the nation's capital on Saturday, tossing broken tree limbs, downing power lines and forcing thousands of suburbanites to eat dinner by candlelight. On Sunday, with the skies sunny and mostly clear, the oppressive heat...
  • War everywhere but on the campaign trail

    War everywhere but on the campaign trail
    Here's an important fact you haven't heard much about in the presidential campaign: The armed forces of the United States are at war in at least four countries, and that number could increase any day. About 87,000 Americans are still fighting in...
  • House leadership to meet on special session

    The House Democratic leadership is expected to meet Wednesday in Annapolis to discuss a proposed special session to expand gambling in Maryland. A spokeswoman for House SpeakerMichael E. Busch confirmed that senior House leaders and key delegation chairs...
  • Hoyer: Not enough votes for assault weapons ban

    Hoyer: Not enough votes for assault weapons ban
    In spite of calls from gun control advocates after the shootings last week in Aurora, Colo., Congress is unlikely to revisit the assault weapons ban, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Wednesday. The Clinton-era ban on the manufacture of assault...
  • Romney rewrites history on defense cuts

    Romney rewrites history on defense cuts
    In the heat of a presidential election, a certain amount of spin from the candidates is par for the course. The recent onslaught of negative TV ads is surprising only in the earliness of their arrival, leaving one to shudder at what September and...
  • A roadblock to rights for the disabled

    A roadblock to rights for the disabled
    On July 26, 1990, when President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the lawn of the White House, I was too young be in attendance, or even understand the impact that this monumental law would have on the United States by...
  • Why not legalize all vice?

    Well done, Gov. Martin O'Malleyand Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller: We definitely need a sixth casino site, and I totally agree with Mr. O'Malley's statement last week about the need to maximize the state's revenue from gaming. But where were...
  • Senate sets schedule for special session

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller plans a get-'em-in, get-'em-out schedule to speed gambling  expansion legislation through his chamber during the special session Gov.Martin O'Malleyhad called for Aug. 9. Miller also urged senators to hold down their...
  • Why are only GOP bills 'symbolic'?

    I find it amusing that The Sun claims the bill passed by the GOP-led House extending the Bush-era tax cuts are merely "symbolic" — presumably because the writers at The Sun know the bill will never pass the Democratically held Senate ("GOP pushes...
  • Democratic convention should remind us of one thing: Obama is no Bill Clinton

    Democratic convention should remind us of one thing: Obama is no Bill Clinton
    The Obama re-election team must be in panic mode. The president is stuck in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in some polls and behind him in others, so in desperation it has reached out to the Big Dog, Bill Clinton, for help. Mr. Clinton will speak next...
  • Congress does nothing, goes on vacation

    Congress does nothing, goes on vacation
    The best news to come out of Capitol Hill last week was largely buried in the back pages. It was the statements made by senior Republicans that if President Barack Obama wins reelection in November, they will retreat in their position on raising taxes...