| Jul 13, 2013
Imagine "Homeland" with a laugh track.
You cannot help but admire the nerve of playwright Jon Kern (a writer for "The Simpsons") in tackling such intensely emotional and divisive material, and fleshing out so vividly the three...
| Sep 2, 2013
So, do Republicans have any chance of winning the governor's mansion back next year?
Let's look at the circumstances in place when the last two GOP governors (Spiro Agnew and Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.) won, and when Ellen Sauerbrey came within 6,000 votes...
| Aug 31, 2013
Friday was my last day on the job after editing the op-ed page of The Sun for seven years. That's approximately 7,000 op-eds and columns — about 5.3 million words in all.
I would like to say that every single one of those op-eds was a brilliant...
| Aug 30, 2013
Sunday, Sept. 1
First Sunday Arts Festival Event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 and features crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. Free....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:26 PM
For Jim Johnson, the police chief of Baltimore County, the month of August started in Pittsburgh, with an award from a national law enforcement organization for his "steadfast leadership and commitment to working to keep this nation free of gun violence."...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:00 AM
"Can we say then … that the general economy of power in our societies is becoming a domain of security?" Michel Foucault, 1978
In 1791, the Fourth Amendment — sanctifying what we now call the human right to privacy — became part of...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Richard C. "Dick" Schneider, a retired construction manager and railroad buff, died Aug. 7 of cancer at Hospice and Community Care of Mount Joy, Pa. He was 67.
The son of a Defense Department worker and a registered nurse, Richard Carl Schneider was born...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Last year, in the heat of his campaign, President Barack Obama boasted that he had put al-Qaida "on the path to defeat." This year, with 19 U.S. consulates and embassies closed and the State Department issuing vague warnings against travel anywhere in the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy.
While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Ray McGovern's commentary on National Security Agency eavesdropping was a blast of fresh air ("Clean house over NSA spying," July 8). It was wonderful to read it on the same day I attended a vigil on behalf of Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade.
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:33 AM
"How many different kinds of disgusting do you have to be to boo a man who volunteered to fight and die for you?" -- Will McAvoy
"Willie Pete," the third episode of "The Newsroom's" second season, opened with a Will McAvoy rave-out during a comment...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The way Danny Eaton talks about politics is a bit like the way he explains the distinction between novel and memoir when discussing the book he's writing: "We are the sum total of all the parts of our life, so it's hard to write anything without having...