| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I've lived in Maryland for my entire life, and I didn't even know that Frederick County had its own holiday on November 23rd until this week.
On this week's episode of J. Doug at Night, House of Delegates candidate Darren Wigfield introduced us to the...
| Dec 25, 2013
The week between Christmas and New Year's is surely the nation's least productive, and that's why it ought to be dubbed "The 113th Congress Week." Naturally, the members of the U.S. House and Senate who so richly deserve this distinction are observing the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., when he addresses the "challenges" facing the Republican party, dodges with the fancy footwork of an adept politician around the painful truth ("Republican resurgence faces many challenges," July 28). Whatever the impact of the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has hired a new campaign manager to run his yet-to-be launched bid for governor.
Matthew "Mudcat" Arnold took over the campaign this week, replacing veteran strategist Carrie Glenn, an Obama field organizer...
| 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 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 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...
| 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 3, 2013
| 9:56 AM
With the shutdown dragging along and no discernible progress coming out of Wednesday's meeting between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders, Republicans bemoaned the Democrats' unwillingness to negotiate. They'll negotiate with the president...