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Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the...
Paging Mr. Fezziwig. One might get the notion that Charles Dickens' good-hearted fictional employer was back in business after the announcement this week by a private equity firm, Cerberus Capital Management, that it intends to sell Freedom Group Inc.,...
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he was planning this even before the recent scandals in the top ranks of the Pentagon and CIA, but he's ordered the military to double down on ethics training for its senior officers. In a memo to Gen. Martin Dempsey,...
Alaska, the polar bear who recently died at the Maryland Zoo, is a touching example of how animals can recover from years of deprived living conditions in circuses if given the opportunity (Polar bear euthanized at Maryland zoo," Jan. 16). People for...
The Baltimore ethics board came close to showing some real backbone this week in seeking higher standards for the mayor's use of free tickets she gets to the city's sports stadiums and 1st Mariner Arena. The board is demanding better record keeping and...
Residential property values in the southwestern Route 40 areas of Harford County plummeted by 15 to 20 percent since 2009, while those in northern Harford and the Havre de Grace area dropped by an average of 7 percent, according to the latest round of...
I have no expectation that the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School will move this nation and its leaders toward any kind of meaningful gun control. I understand why, and I empathize. Those who believe in the sanctity of the Second Amendment will...
I constantly hear adults talking about the importance of instilling "values" in my generation. For the last 14 years, my classroom walls have been plastered with obnoxiously bright posters touting the necessity of civility and respect for others. At...
The Baltimore SunThe painting is hung prominently in the private office of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Titled "Wide Left," it shows an oversized football, a tiny goal post and the final score of 23-20, collectively representing the end of last year's AFC...
The Baltimore SunMaryland's highest paid lobbyist of 2012 earned $1.3 million during a busy legislative year that included two special sessions and millions spent by gambling interests. Timothy Perry, who last year ranked No. 2, tops the 2012 annual lobbyist...
Tags: Lobbying, Ethics, Prince George's County
The Aberdeen Ethics Commission is discussing a possible legal settlement with Mayor Mike Bennett over his appeal of the remaining ethics violation the board charged him with in 2011. The violation stems from a 2011 trip Bennett took to Georgia to aid...
Tags: Mike Bennett, Public Employees, Government, Ethics, Baseball
The city's ethics board wants Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to enact stricter controls over how her office uses free tickets to events at 1st Mariner Arena and other venues. In an opinion released Wednesday, board members wrote that they...
Tags: Ethics, Common, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Rihanna, Adrian Fenty
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