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  • In a word: bonhomie

    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:  BONHOMIE If I pick up the phone at home in the middle of the...
  • Channeling Spiro Agnew in the Baltimore riots

    Channeling Spiro Agnew in the Baltimore riots
    Name a newly elected Republican governor of Maryland with little previous political experience that hailed from the suburbs and had to deal with racial unrest and rioting in the city during his first term. Maryland's current Gov. Larry Hogan? Guess again....
  • Black Sigma Alpha Epsilon members, alumni describe a 'band of brothers'

    Black Sigma Alpha Epsilon members, alumni describe a 'band of brothers'
    Twelve years ago, as an active alumnus of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Joseph Lee gave a speech in Long Beach to the group’s leadership trust that turned heads. Lee, an African American who is now 59, told his longtime frat brothers that...
  • Mikulski's longevity in office is no accomplishment

    Now that the hoopla has died down, can we look at the reality? I agree with Sen. Barbara Mikulski on most issues, but six terms for any senator is four terms too many ("Hail Baltimore's happy warrior," March 2). We celebrate political longevity like...
  • O'Malley could get a boost in South Carolina

    O'Malley could get a boost in South Carolina
    I was having breakfast at a pancake house in Chesnee, S.C. and heard that former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was somewhere in South Carolina, too, but when I asked the folks sitting next to me, they said they didn't know who that was. That's too bad...
  • Martin Dyckman: Times change, and politicians can also

    Our texts today are not Biblical, but they are definitely topical. A wise man changes his mind often, a fool never -Spanish proverb. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines –...
  • Carl Terzian Associates founder developed a networking niche

     Carl Terzian Associates founder developed a networking niche
    The gig: Carl Terzian, 78, is founder and chairman of Carl Terzian Associates, a public relations firm that has gotten the message out for companies in a wide range of industries as well as for nonprofit organizations. Terzian estimates his company over...
  • Film Review: 'Get On Up'

    Is it possible for a single movie to capture James Brown in all his multitudes, contradictions and reinventions? Probably not, but "Get On Up" makes an admirable, fitfully successful stab at the life of the brilliant but volatile funk-soul legend who wore...
  • Why Woodrow Wilson hated the filibuster -- and why it still makes no sense today

     Why Woodrow Wilson hated the filibuster -- and why it still makes no sense today
    Senators have long considered any change to filibuster rules to be "the nuclear option." But the recent action by Democrats to limit the use of filibusters in blocking most presidential nominations didn't go nearly far enough. Now is the time to get rid...
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • The Civil Rights Act: What JFK, LBJ, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had to say

     The Civil Rights Act: What JFK, LBJ, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had to say
    Today, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is celebrated across the United States and its historical virtue extolled in textbooks. Fifty years ago, however, as it made its way through Congress, the landmark legislation was intensely polarizing. Debate on the...