| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:
When you discover what a nice mess you have...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:23 PM
In Iraq, Lauren Augustine operated unmanned aircraft on surveillance and reconnaissance missions for the Army's storied 1st Infantry Division.
In Washington last week, Augustine and her fellow veterans stormed Capitol Hill for comrades they say are...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Democrat Douglas F. Gansler sharpened his public attacks against rival Anthony G. Brown, charging Wednesday that his chief political opponent "did absolutely nothing" during his tenure as lieutenant governor and failed at the two main tasks he was given....
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler disparaged Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's military service, drawing outrage from a veterans group Monday as the two top Democrats contending for the governor's mansion clashed over Brown's work history.
A political action...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:06 AM
The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Tuesday that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, would make a better governor than Brown.
"Oh, yeah, I think everybody knows that," Gansler said after a candidate's forum...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:37 PM
When I think of ice skating in this area, I immediately go to Patricia Muth, who has taught the sport here and in Laurel for more than four decades.
Co-founder of the Columbia Figure Skating Club, she was inducted into the Howard County Community Sports...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:44 AM
In two decades of covering David Simon’s television career, one thing I can say with absolute certainty is that he was never boring or predictable.
And he came through again last week in an interview that I had imagined as a simple Q&A advancing...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The important word in today's article by Michael Dresser regarding the criticism of those involved in Maryland's health care insurance exchange is "contractors" ("O'Malley and Brown hammered on website," Dec. 9).
In the zeal to privatize all things...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Last year, Lupe Fiasco found himself in the middle of a hot-button debate in hip-hop. His single at the time, "Bitch Bad," explicitly confronted the culture's knotty issues with misogyny, language and gender roles. The chorus begins with the song's title,...
| Dec 16, 2013
The Rev. John T. Carter, a retired Roman Catholic Navy chaplain who later pastored several churches in Western Maryland, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of respiratory failure. He was 71.
"Our Uncle Martin Hyland was...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:13 AM
In early 2003, I marched through downtown Washington, D.C., with my fellow University of Maryland students to protest the Bush Administration's push toward war with the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.
The American people were being told that invading...