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  • In a word: spree

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  SPREE You may face temptations this week and next to go on...
  • Officials fear court ruling voids crime-fighting tool

    Officials fear court ruling voids crime-fighting tool
    Authorities are warning that a ruling by Maryland's highest court could take away a powerful weapon in the fight against crime: the state's mandatory five-year, no-parole sentence for gun possession by certain convicted felons. The Court of Appeals...
  • Maryland court goes soft on criminals

    Maryland court goes soft on criminals
    Where do I begin? The Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled that the state's mandatory five-year, no parole sentence for gun possession by certain convicted felons cannot stand ("Court voids gun penalty," July 12). As the article noted, "The Court of...
  • Goucher president helped foster understanding of issues [Letter]

    The July 3 story in the Towson Times about Sandy Unger's intention to resign as president of Goucher College at the end of the 2013-14 academic year reminded me of another of Mr. Unger's considerable accomplishments. Besides elevating Goucher's position...
  • Frosh announces campaign for attorney general

    State Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a veteran liberal Democrat from Montgomery County, announced his candidacy for attorney general today, saying he wants to be "the people's lawyer. “In a world where powerful special interests seem to get all the breaks,...
  • Laurel man who attacked clergyman to serve 16 years

    Laurel man who attacked clergyman to serve 16 years
    A Laurel man was sentenced to 16 years in prison in Howard County Circuit Court Friday in the attempted armed carjacking of a clergyman last summer, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.  James Holmead Johnston, 27, of the 9800 block...
  • Frosh joins attorney general race

    Frosh joins attorney general race
    State Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a veteran Montgomery County Democrat known for his work on gun laws and the environment, announced his candidacy for attorney general Tuesday, saying he wants to be "the people's lawyer." "In a world where powerful special...
  • 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,...
  • Media shades coverage of Zimmerman case to fit a narrative

    Media shades coverage of Zimmerman case to fit a narrative<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only...
  • Conservatives and 'carnage'

    Conservatives and 'carnage'
    Rep. Andy Harris recently suggested that, rather than focusing on crisis pregnancy centers, "maybe the time, money, and attention of the mayor and city solicitor would be much better spent dealing with the increasing carnage on the streets of Baltimore"...
  • Guns released to buyers with criminal histories

    Guns released to buyers with criminal histories
    Maryland gun dealers released more than two dozen firearms to people barred from owning guns because of their criminal records — a consequence of the state's inability to keep up with background checks, officials said Thursday. The state police...
  • Maryland's reckless gun dealers

    Maryland's reckless gun dealers
    Here's the scary thing about the news that the Maryland State Police has found 30 cases in which gun dealers decided not to wait for the state to complete a background check and handed firearms to people whose criminal histories made them ineligible to...