| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Candidates for governor in Maryland's June primary spent a record of almost $25 million — paying roughly $35 for every voter who showed up at the polls.
Campaign finance reports filed with the State Board of Elections this week show that the...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr's. commentary suggesting that Jews should reconsider their long-standing support of Democratic presidential candidates requires a response ("The GOP supports Israel more than Dems," Aug. 24).
Mr. Ehrlich rightly points out...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The commentary, "A necessary conversation" (Aug 17), by Loyola University Maryland assistant professor Karsonya Wise Whitehead, in which she claims that our nation needs to have "a serious conversation about race," is another see-no-evil, speak-no-evil,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Eight years ago, Robert L. Flanagan was one of the most powerful officials in state government, earning $151,262 for overseeing an agency with a $3.7 billion budget and more than 9,200 employees.
These days, as a lawyer with a family law practice, the...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The headline on the news release out of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation yesterday sounded pretty great: "Private Sector Gains 18,700 Jobs Over-the-Year."
Read the body of the release, though, and you'll discover the actual...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:58 PM
If Republican Larry Hogan wants to be Maryland's next governor, he needs to drive home his message of cutting taxes and creating jobs. And he needs to appear pleasant.
For his part, Democrat Anthony G. Brown needs to avoid unforced errors that could...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown claimed the endorsement of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police Wednesday, breaking a string of three general elections in which the union has backed the Republican candidate.
The state FOP...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The two men vying to become Maryland's next governor have agreed to an hourlong televised debate in early October, reaching a deal after more than a month of uncertainty about when — and whether — the pair would face off.
Democrat Anthony G....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Space considerations may have been responsible for the deletion of the final item in former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s "news of the future column" in The Sun ("The news of the future," July 27). Here it is now in its entirety:
"Doctors were pleased to...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Back when Robert Ehrlich was governor of Maryland, I was interviewing men newly committed to state prison and suspected of gang affiliations. After years in denial, Maryland was just beginning to realize that gangs were very active behind the walls. Among...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Last month, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz wrote a letter to Maryland Transportation Secretary James T. Smith Jr. indicating his displeasure with certain aspects of the proposed Red Line light rail project. He doesn't want the county to...