| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:14 PM
Flying over Iraq this week, Maryland National Guard Col. David W. Carey surveyed miles and miles of emptiness.
Where 500 U.S. bases once housed as many as 170,000 troops, the American military footprint had shrunk to two bases and 4,000 soldiers —...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
—When President Barack Obama went to Fort Bragg the other day to proclaim the end of the nearly nine-year war in Iraq, it was hardly what you would call a traditional victory lap. There was no wild V-I Day to match the V-E and V-J Days that kicked...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 6:36 AM
Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high temperature around 49 degrees. The low temperature is expected to be around 36 degrees tonight.
Here are today's morning traffic issues.
FROM LAST NIGHT...
Teen boy killed when...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:52 PM
DeJanee Fennell hears the excuses.
Young people are apathetic. Young people are sick of politics. Young people have given up.
The thing is: Fennell doesn't buy that.
The 20-year-old junior at Morgan State knows President Barack Obama needs the youth...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 5:54 PM
In a ceremony at the Pentagon, hosted by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Jan. 6, Brig. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, an Aberdeen High School graduate, was promoted to major general in the U.S. Army.
The ceremony was attended by...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 1:35 AM
1. Steve Jobs
On Oct. 5, the 56-year-old Apple co-founder and CEO died of a rare form of cancer on his pancreas. Following his passing, President Obama said "There may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world...
| Mar 19, 2012
A neocon joke, at the beginning of the Iraq war, was: "Anyone can go to Baghdad. Real men go to Tehran." It wasn't funny then, and it isn't funny now. Unfortunately, those "real men" who want to wage war on Iran are making so much noise that they may...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 11:45 AM
This week, the last U.S. combat troops left Iraq. After more than eight years of fighting an ill-conceived, inexcusably prolonged war made more devastating by official ineptitude and hubris, America's soldiers are coming home for Christmas. The nation...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 7:30 AM
While reading the account of soldiers leaving Iraq ("U.S takes its leave from Iraq," Dec. 18), I was struck once again at the illegitimate question that is so often asked about the Iraq war: Was it worth it? That may be a proper question to ask when a...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Equipped with a flip phone and 400 free minutes, each member of a group of truant students at Carver Vocational Technical High School knows that at any moment a call could come that changes his or her day — or life.
The Baltimore students are...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 5:15 AM
The Sun editorial board is prone to making stupid and inane statements, but the blanket statement that "Iraq had no nuclear, chemical or biological weapons nor any prospects for building them at the time of the invasion" ("Home for Christmas," Dec. 2) may...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:30 AM
Neoconservative Jonah Goldberg's recent column on Rep. Ron Paul ("The painful naivete of Ron Paul," Dec. 26) is one of many recent neocon hit pieces on the candidate since he rose to the top in the upcoming Iowa primary. Mr. Paul terrifies the neocons...