| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
If voters remember anything from Martin O'Malley's first run for governor eight years ago, it's probably two big promises: to roll back a big increase in BGE rates and to end the culture of divisiveness in Annapolis to bring lawmakers together to get...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Anne Arundel County school officials say a second-grader suspended last year after nibbling a pastry into the shape of a gun wasn't sanctioned solely for that incident, but also for classroom disruptions preceding it.
A school system-appointed hearing...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:53 PM
This week, Michael R. Bloomberg announced he would be writing a check to support a grass-roots get-out-the-vote effort to counteract the National Rifle Association. This is hardly a shock as Mr. Bloomberg has supported the fight against gun violence...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:36 PM
The following was sent to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. A copy was provided for publication.
While I deeply sympathize with the loss of your family member to a murderous criminal, I fail to understand how a well-educated man with as much all-around...
| 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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Dan Millen remembers Darion Marcus Aguilar walking into his Rockville gun shop with an air of confidence and a wad of cash. Aguilar wanted a shotgun, which he said he planned to keep in his home for protection.
Aguilar's dress was nondescript, Millen...
| 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...
| 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 10, 2014
| 1:48 PM
From the Baltimore Sun op-ed page
Mark Newgent writes about education, nothing that with huge achievement gaps in our schools public education needs fundamental reforms.
Red Maryland Poll Still Open
The Red Maryland...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Marylanders who recall the moving vans that absconded with the beloved Colts are all too familiar with economic blackmail from businesses whose owners threaten to leave town unless their legislative demands are met. But Ugo Beretta's tantrum against...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Note: This article has been updated to clarify that Attorney General Douglas Gansler, a gubernatorial candidate, has yet to release a crime plan.
With talk of the minimum wage, taxes and health care, one issue getting far too little attention in the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:38 PM
If there were any doubt that Maryland's new gun control law has the potential to reduce crime, a recent study by the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health ought to dispel it. The researchers found that a handgun...