| May 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It is unacceptable that we have recently lost three teenagers within one week and that we continue to give such incidents the same treatment time and time again ("Two more people shot in Baltimore amid rash of shootings," May 18).
Violence is not...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Three of the candidates to become Maryland's next attorney general said Thursday that they are opposed to the incumbent's suggestion to abolish the state prosecutor's office to save money.
Democrats Brian E. Frosh and Jon S. Cardin and Republican...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:27 PM
When Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial campaign wanted to make sure that likely primary voters saw a video ad, his staff didn't rely solely on television stations to deliver the message.
They also arranged for it to run on the computer screens of...
| May 3, 2014
Del. Don Dwyer is spending his final day in jail Sunday, completing a 60-day sentence for his 2013 drunken-driving and drunken-boating convictions.
But while that debt to society will be paid, the Anne Arundel Republican acknowledges there's a political...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Del. Jon Cardin is quite obviously putting politics ahead of what, he claims, are his strongest legislative priorities. The Sun's article, "Bill to close gun law 'loophole' draws fire" (March 5), makes crystal clear that Mr. Cardin cares more about...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson will be honored at the White House on Thursday along with eight other local leaders who have taken steps to reduce gun violence, the Obama administration said Monday.
Johnson testified at an emotional...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:30 AM
If David Blake Melton had a tag line, he says it would be "not your average Republican."
"Fair and balanced – that's me," added Melton, a Fort Meade defense contractor who lives in Ellicott City.
Melton is running for the County Council's...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
I cringe every time the local news comes on because the first 10 minutes or so typically reports how many people have been shot, stabbed, raped or beaten. If it bleeds, it leads ("Three die in Columbia mall shooting," Jan. 27).
When multiple shootings...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:58 AM
On Tuesday, Americans were able to gather around their TVs to watch the State of the Union Address given by President Obama as he outlines his legislative agenda for 2014, and beyond.
Based upon Obama's current approval polls, the choice may...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Opponents of Maryland's gun laws are falling all over themselves to offer I-told-you-sos after the gun manufacturer Beretta announced it would be building a new plant in Tennessee rather than Maryland. Beretta had warned the state that this would happen...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 3:21 PM
A few dozen people gathered Saturday morning at The Mall in Columbia around the fountain, where it's customary to toss pennies into the clear water of the black-bottom pool and wish for good fortune. This time, though, some tossed white flowers that...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Letter writer John Wyninger dismisses the effectiveness of limiting gun access with the observation "if only" all violence could be easily erased by gun control ("Mall violence surprising but gun control no remedy," Jan. 28). But it can. Well, not all...