| Jul 17, 2013
The July 3 story in the Towson Times about Sandy Unger's intention to resign as president of Goucher College at the end of the 2013-14 academic year reminded me of another of Mr. Unger's considerable accomplishments. Besides elevating Goucher's position...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:52 AM
"The point is, I'm not who I used to be right now." -- Will McAvoy
"The Newsroom" is at its best when its characters fight for what's right and win. "The Genoa Tip" gave us a bunch of plotlines with characters fighting for things. But were they the right...
| 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...
| 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 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 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,...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
After 12 years of fighting, the Taliban in Afghanistan have announced they are ready to talk peace with the United States. The Taliban opened a political office in Qatar. The talks will take place there, but without the Afghan government, which is...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Attempting to narrow America's immigration debate down to an easily understood set of issues is no easy task. But that's why The Sun pays me the big bucks. So, with no further caveats, I offer comprehensive immigration reform in 800 words, more or less....
| Jul 7, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Vivienne Sharp is too young to carry with her vivid memories of Sept. 11, 2001, but she had a solemn reaction as she walked in the rain last week amid the long benches of the Pentagon's memorial to those who died that day.
"It is a beautiful piece of...