| Nov 17, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Perhaps the editorial writers at The Sun would care to offer an apology to the Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz and the tea party who all called for a delay in the implementation of Obamacare back in September and October ("The Obamacare repairs," Nov. 16)....
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley used an address in New Hampshire on Saturday to compare the city he inherited as mayor in 1999 with the nation many believe he hopes to lead.
Noting he was elected Baltimore's mayor 14 years ago this month, the Democrat used an...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:27 PM
If you don't think TV is in the midst of revolutionary change, go to Amazon.com this weekend and instead of buying a book or baby food, take a look at the online giant's original production of "Alpha House."
It's a political satire written and...
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
We've just returned from vacation in Virginia and were struck by the number of campaign signs for the governor's race. As a former Republican (and a loyal one at that), I'm always saddened when I see a candidate commit "suicide by tea." The GOP must learn...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:00 AM
As a senior in high school, it is very disappointing to see how our leaders in Washington are not doing their jobs ("Congress: Do your job," Oct. 3).
In school, the value of working together is taught, and my family has stressed cooperation to get...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
I salute letter writer William Akers' brilliant description of congressional Republicans ("Gangster tactics from the House GOP," Oct 1).
Republicans have allowed their far-right, extremist wing — the tea party — to hijack the GOP and to...