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  • Democrats get it wrong, again

     Democrats get it wrong, again
    Last Sunday's edition had a couple of topics that merit responses. JP Morgan Chase's record $13 billion tentative settlement with the U.S. Justice Department concerning the alleged misrepresentation of residential mortgage-backed securities begs the...
  • Democrats caused government shutdown

     Democrats caused government shutdown
    Over the last week I've seen letter after letter in The Sun blasting Republicans for their role in the "government shutdown." The writers claim that Republicans don't care about the government employees, they're mean-spirited, they hate children and the...
  • Blame Democrats for the government shutdown

     Blame Democrats for the government shutdown
    Commentator Thomas F. Schaller and the other Democrats in the liberal media blame the Republicans for the government shutdown ("Government shutdown is the Republicans' fault — period," Oct. 1). The truth is that it was the Democrats who caused the...
  • No way to run a government: Reflections on the latest D.C. debacle

    No way to run a government: Reflections on the latest D.C. debacle
    My conclusions about the latest mess in Washington, for your consumption: •The GOP lost: Yes, Obamacare is a predictably unruly mess. It consists of many bad ideas (and a few good ones) wrapped into an enormously expensive partisan missile...
  • Don't secede; vote with your feet

    Don't secede; vote with your feet
    In a column last month I suggested that members of the Western Maryland Initiative, which is calling for the state's five western-most counties to secede from the state, consider a more parsimonious solution: Simply move to West Virginia. The column...
  • Back Story: 'He was so young, no one expected him to die'

    Back Story: 'He was so young, no one expected him to die'
    As Lee Harvey Oswald, sitting in a sixth-floor room of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, carefully aimed his rifle at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade and fired three times, Joseph R. L. Sterne, who covered the Senate for The Baltimore...
  • Everyone deserves a second chance [Commentary]

    Everyone deserves a second chance [Commentary]
    Government shutdown. Hyper-partisanship. Ideological warfare. Gridlock in Congress. While those are four things that too many associate with Washington, the reality is that along the banks of the Potomac, sensible minds from across the political and...
  • State weighs regulations for research labs

    State weighs regulations for research labs
    State health officials are weighing new safeguards for research laboratories and biotechnology companies that handle potentially deadly infectious pathogens, but whether they will impose any remains uncertain because they don't know how big a threat there...
  • Bongino captures national attention as he runs uphill in Md.

    Bongino captures national attention as he runs uphill in Md.
    Dan Bongino launched his first campaign for office on a laptop computer in his dining room. His wife, alone at his side, was the only other person he was sure would vote for him. Two years later, as the Severna Park man runs for the House of...
  • Faltering exchange could mean trouble for O'Malley, Brown

    Faltering exchange could mean trouble for O'Malley, Brown
    The troubles hitting Maryland's health exchange could have a lasting impact by tarnishing the political image of Gov. Martin O'Malley and his handpicked successor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, according to experts assessing elections in 2014 and beyond....
  • End of Senate filibuster marks end of equality [Letter]

    In the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence it specifically states that "all men are created equal." My fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate did the unthinkable when they changed the filibuster (cloture) rules. They erected the ultimate...
  • The nuclear option: then and now [Commentary]

    The nuclear option: then and now [Commentary]
    Ehrlich: "It's time for all of us oppressed minorities to rise up!" I'm usually not one to degrade my former profession. I still believe public service to be a noble career path. But this week I'm going to make an exception. Last month's events in the...