| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:36 PM
President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria — first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress — poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity.
Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:14 AM
May has been a rough month for President Barack Obama: more Benghazi developments, plus the breaking IRS and journo-bugging scandals.
Taken separately, none of these episodes is fatal. They do not reach Watergate levels. Given that previously classified...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:41 AM
As concern over the August chemical attack in Syria heated up and the U.S. was plunged into a debate over the use of military force to punish Syria for its use of internationally banned weapons of mass destruction and terrorism, House leaders wisely...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Your recent editorial on Congress and the federal budget was typical of The Sun blasting the GOP ("Budget battle rejoined," Sept. 12).
President Obama hasn't yet proposed a single balanced budget, nor has he proposed one item of the Bowles-Simpson...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Led by 49-year-old Carroll County resident Scott Strzelczyk, some residents from Maryland's five westernmost counties want to secede from the Old Line State and start their own, fifty-first state.
Here's an alternative suggestion for the folks who've...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The GOP's attempt to de-fund the "Affordable Care Act" (aka "Obamacare") is somewhat complicated, but I will attempt to bring it together for you.
We begin with the fact of universal Republican opposition to the law. Not one Republican supported...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:19 AM
With Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's official entry into the gubernatorial race today, we may now have before us the complete field in both parties for what has the potential to be the most competitive contest to lead Maryland in a generation....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Surely, even for Democrats there's remarkably little joy to be had in watching mainstream Republicans turn on Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz for forcing the GOP into a suicide mission. The big show in Washington — the final (at least one can hope)...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Lawmakers in Congress failed to settle on legislation Monday to end the latest budget showdown, forcing federal agencies to begin shutting down services for the first time in 17 years.
The Republican-led House and Democratic Senate majority, unable to...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:45 AM
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is the law of the land, passed by both houses of Congress and affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The tea party Republicans are acting like a child who throws a temper tantrum in a grocery store because...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Nothing was going to stop Jack Poitras from playing taps at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, not even the National Park Police.
"I said, 'I am willing to be arrested,'" the Vietnam veteran from Missouri recalled. He had...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:18 AM
For many Americans, the shutdown of the federal government has few, if any, immediate consequences. The mail will still be delivered, taxes will be owed, and many other services will continue for a time (even as some basic functions, from keeping Head...