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  • Congressional old guard retires, leaving calcified partisanship in place

    WASHINGTON -- The trend of abandoning Congress continues as its longest-serving member, Democratic Rep. John Dingell Jr. of Michigan, former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has announced he will retire. He is going out with a bang,...
  • Thoughts on Maryland basketball blame, Big Ten signage and beer at Byrd Stadium

    Thoughts on Maryland basketball blame, Big Ten signage and beer at Byrd Stadium
    Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus, Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports. Who's to blame for Maryland not winning close games, Mark Turgeon or his players? Don Markus: After...
  • George F. Carter, Army colonel

    George F. Carter, Army colonel
    George F. Carter, a retired Army colonel who witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a young lieutenant, died of complications from a stroke Feb. 24 at the Oak Crest retirement center. The Timonium resident was 96. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was the son of...
  • Too close for comfort [Commentary]

    Too close for comfort [Commentary]
    The proverbial "revolving door" in Washington politics is nothing new. Everyone knows it happens. Everyone hates it. And yet it continues unchecked. What is new, however, is that the interconnected web of private sector and bureaucratic personnel has...
  • William D. Townsend, public works official

    William D. Townsend, public works official
    William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92. "The cause of death was failure to...
  • Donnelly says Obama is like Hitler, Stalin on gun control

    SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, on Tuesday likened President Obama to dictators such as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin on the issue of gun control.   The comparison, issued in a tweet, included an image...
  • Donnelly stands by tweet likening Obama to Hitler, Stalin over guns

    Donnelly stands by tweet likening Obama to Hitler, Stalin over guns
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly is standing by his comparison of President Obama’s gun control policies to those of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Kim Jong Il and other dictators, saying that government encroachment on citizens’...
  • Iowa welcome mat awaits Christie, but not Jersey swagger

    DES MOINES -- As the Chris Christie Mystery Tour continues, he may want to swing by Iowa, where a rare welcome mat awaits the beleaguered governor of New Jersey. Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Assn., has been plying the party fundraising...
  • Advertising former presidents

    As Presidents Day is approaching, we are starting to see commercials featuring George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as spokesmen. One of these men was our first president and father of our country. The other is considered the greatest president in...
  • L.A.'s Bachelors Ball is revel without a cause

    L.A.'s Bachelors Ball is revel without a cause
    You may have watched George Washington ride onto the floor of a packed hotel ballroom astride a white stallion. Or gaped as trapeze artists teetered high overhead in the big top. Or slurped from your friends' drinks until 4 a.m., using a long straw...
  • We have failed Egypt [Commentary]

    Three years ago this month, millions of brave Egyptians were celebrating the fall of their brutal, corrupt dictator, Hosni Mubarak. To the American eye, the Arab Spring was even more remarkable than the revolutions that brought down the Soviet empire...