| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:41 PM
An old friend who has been active in politics for more than 30 years tells me he's giving up. "I can't stomach what's going on in Washington anymore," he says. "The hell with all of them. I have better things to do with my life."
My friend is falling...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Campaign finance limits are back before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, and that's probably bad news for those who like good government. Think what this country needs is to give more political clout to the wealthy and those who seek special favors...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Just when most of us are becoming accustomed to marking dated items with 2014, the year just ended will be in all-too-sharp focus for a day or two in the coming weeks for most people. It's tax season and that means it's time to start at least thinking...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Imagine my surprise when I turned to the commentary page of the paper and discovered to my delight that The Sun has embraced political satire. Sen. Jim Rosapepe's facetious caricature of tea partyers as economically illiterate political extremists was...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:02 PM
In some important ways, the last month or so has seen some impressive advances for President Barack Obama. Under ordinary circumstances, his success so far at staring down Syrian dictator Bashar Assad over chemical weapons and then his rebuff of the House...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:30 AM
State Sen. Jim Rosapepe castigates tea party Republicans for the recent shutdown, referring to them as "illiterate political extremists" and "power hungry opportunists" ("We have a deal, but the damage is already done," Oct. 17).
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:45 AM
I live in Maryland's 1st District and am represented by Rep. Andy Harris. Your article showed us just what we can expect from him ("In blue Maryland, Andy Harris proudly stands on the right," Oct. 20).
He has done nothing during his term to show he...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Now that the debt limit has been raised, government workers are back to work and the proverbial budgetary can has been kicked a couple of months down the road, the obvious question is, what's next? After venting his spleen a bit over "manufactured crises"...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:46 PM
President Barack Obama renewed his call to Congress last week for passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation that would "grow the economy and shrink our deficits" as well as strengthen border security, modernize the visa system and offer a...
| 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 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....