| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:52 AM
The second Republican to file in Howard and Baltimore counties' District 12 says he's the candidate for voters interested in small government and individual freedoms.
"People should be able to do what they want, as long as they're not hurting anyone...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 7:04 AM
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:
You may face temptations this week and next to go on...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:28 PM
The dean of Maryland's congressional delegation and a prominent voice in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, said on Monday that she supports giving President Barack Obama authorization to strike Syria.
"I believe the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:30 PM
About 20 police officers from across the state have been enlisted to help the Maryland State Police complete tens of thousands of background checks for gun buyers that have been languishing for several months.
Half of the state's gun dealers have...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a swipe at Gov. Martin O'Malley and Maryland's business climate in radio ads aimed at luring companies and residents to the Lone Star state.
"When you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In your editorial about state police efforts to speed approval of gun purchases, you say gun buyers are "driven in large part by the kind of paranoia that the National Rifle Association trades in — the ever-present fear that government will take...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Maryland State Police used an unencrypted website last week to transfer personal information about firearm purchasers into an online system used for background checks, a practice that gun rights advocates say compromised their privacy and security....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:26 PM
While the slaughter goes on in the Syrian civil war, a remarkable war of words has broken out over the threatened use of American force there, led by of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Moscow's strongman of the post-Cold War era, or at least...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The conventional political wisdom about Del. Heather Mizeur's pick of the Rev. Delman Coates as her running mate is that it shows her campaign for governor is more about making a point than winning the Democratic primary, much less the general election....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Howard County is asking a federal court to throw out a former Fire Department battalion chief's lawsuit, arguing that the Facebook posts that triggered his dismissal were not constitutionally protected because they were "at best, personal opinion or pique...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Del. Heather R. Mizeur announced Wednesday that she has selected the Rev. Delman Coates — a Baptist pastor who played an important role in Maryland's debate over same-sex marriage — as her running mate in the Democratic race for governor....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:56 AM
At 91, Isaac Rehert, a former farmer and journalist, and now a longtime retiree, is enjoying something of a renaissance.
The Medfield man has been a member of the Renaissance Institute, a lifelong learning program at Notre Dame University Maryland,...