| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:30 AM
When Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts took the position over a year ago, I was dubious, at best, regarding the challenges facing him. He has begun to turn heads regarding his policing policies.
Commissioner Batts instituted a "Most...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In the movie "The Wizard of Oz", the great and powerful Wizard uttered the words "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!"
So who is the man, or woman, behind the curtain offering the media damaging leaks about Maryland Attorney General Doug...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:51 PM
This is the weekend for yard sales! While I was on my way to Kilby Cream for an ice cream cone last week, I noticed several signs for yard sales scheduled for Saturday, including the annual event at Colony Acres (their rain date is Sunday), Harmony...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The recent assault on a Towson University student by three men hit me especially hard ("Towson University student stabbed near campus Sunday night," Nov. 4).
As a native of Baltimore, I become very upset every time there is a murder or attempted...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
While contemplating whether the Ravens will turn their semi-dismal season around, I conjured a list of people locally and nationally whose names I would be content never to see again in print. Perhaps The Sun could run a weekly list of readers' "Vapor...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The zero tolerance mentality that many schools have incorporated is just so un-American. The mind-set is rigid, unyielding and is just utterly ridiculous ("Common sense in the classroom," Sept. 3).
Our school systems have lost their focus on priorities,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:30 AM
I must take exception to a letter from attorney Susan L. Burke Tuesday's Sun ("Gansler's comments reflect 'boys will be boys' culture," Nov. 12).
She questions the inherent character of Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler in reference to the (now...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The vitriolic discourse between Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O'Malley should be directed to the judges and courts ("Don't return to a failed crime-fighting strategy," Sept. 22).
The number of arrests don't matter if the courts fail...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:09 AM
What a delightful surprise Roger and I had on Sunday. We had a visit from Janet and Bill Carter. Janet was the daughter of Herbert and Dorothy Sprankle, who lived next door to us for many, many years. Over those years we have become good friends, watching...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Perhaps it's time for our nation to look long and hard at our faltering, staid conventional two-party system. It has pathetically morphed into a churlish, immature tug of war between the Democrats and Republicans ("Under federal shutdown, many Marylanders...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Cindy Cowman is just the type of person Baltimore officials want to woo: an empty-nester living in the suburbs, looking for an urban lifestyle and willing to invest in an older home.
"I wanted to be in the city, with a high walkability score and a lot of...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Through the miracle of modern science, man has come up with something that is going to be well received by PETA and other animal rights advocates: In the near future, we very likely will be eating synthetic meat ("Test-tube hamburger patty makes its...