| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Once again a mass shooting occurs in this nation, people are saddened, prayerful or outraged and flags are flown at half mast ("Rampage in Washington," Sept. 17).
But it's notable that with only one exception, no one is particularly shocked. The...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's political action committee sounded the call Friday for Congress to renew efforts to pass gun control.
His O'Say Can You See political action committee urged supporters to sign on to O'Malley's petition to Congress. In a message to...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:15 PM
A former Howard County fire officer is suing in federal court to get his job back, alleging that the county violated his rights by firing him for personal Facebook discussions about gun control, free speech and "liberal" politics.
Former Battalion Chief...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
From The Aegis dated Nov. 10, 1988:
A record number of people in Harford voted alongside the rest of the country in supporting Vice President George Bush in his effort to move up to president 25 years ago this week.
It was perfect weather, and 60,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:54 AM
While is it generally unwise to read too much into local elections from a handful of states, Tuesday's results produced a message writ too large to ignore. If Republicans want to win over swing voters, they'll need to produce candidates more like New...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:43 AM
A Park Heights community leader announced this week he is running for state senate against incumbent Lisa Gladden.
Will Hanna, president of The New Park Heights Community Development Corporation, Inc., served 11 years in the U.S. Army's Special...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Del. Heather R. Mizeur announced Wednesday that she has selected the Rev. Delman Coates — a Baptist pastor who played an important role in Maryland's debate over same-sex marriage — as her running mate in the Democratic race for governor....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Howard County is asking a federal court to throw out a former Fire Department battalion chief's lawsuit, arguing that the Facebook posts that triggered his dismissal were not constitutionally protected because they were "at best, personal opinion or pique...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The conventional political wisdom about Del. Heather Mizeur's pick of the Rev. Delman Coates as her running mate is that it shows her campaign for governor is more about making a point than winning the Democratic primary, much less the general election....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Do me a favor: Save this op-ed in a folder somewhere and promise to open it up in five years. Let's see how many of us remember what today we're calling the "Navy Yard Shootings" — and, more importantly, whether we as a society decided to do...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Whenever yet another mass shooting happens, I think the only thing that gets analyzed more than gun laws is the issue of mental illness.
In the most recent, deadly attack on the Washington Navy Yard, the suspect was, sadly, once again described as a...