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Schmuck: NFL's new policy doesn't satisfy either side in national anthem controversy

The NFL owners needed to find a way to extricate themselves from the lingering national athem controversy and they handled it the only way they could. They cut it down the middle. We’ll see if it satisfies either side in a debate that cut deeply into public confidence in the league and – in particular...

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Wandering buskers and topless sunbathers take Ocean City to court

Wandering buskers and topless sunbathers take Ocean City to court

From inhaling buckets of Thrasher’s fries and Fisher’s popcorn to drinking at the naughtily named bars, letting loose nutritionally and otherwise is part of going to Ocean City every summer. But even Maryland’s favorite resort town has to draw the line somwhere. And it’s apparently this side of...

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  • Climate change lessons — town by town

    Climate change lessons — town by town

    Last week, a congressman from Alabama who serves on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology suggested in a public hearing that sea level rise may be caused by erosion — a possibility experts rate somewhere between absurd and laughable (on par with a grain of sand causing your bathtub...

  • Israel will survive the Middle East

    Israel will survive the Middle East

    Last week Israel turned 70. In historical terms, that is such a young age for a country. Yet look at what it’s accomplished: The only democracy in the Middle East, Israel has transformed itself from a strong agricultural producer into a technological powerhouse. And for its birthday, it was awarded...

  • Taking the 'Revolution' back to England

    Taking the 'Revolution' back to England

    It was some time after the mother of the bride entered the church, after the sermon and after the choir, that the significance of this weekend’s royal wedding hit me. More than 400 years after the first English settlers set foot in North America and some 242 years after we declared our independence...

  • Baltimore mayor knows she can't fix city alone, she needs our help

    Baltimore mayor knows she can't fix city alone, she needs our help

    The benefit of long experience — not to mention accumulated years — is the ability to put things in context, to have perspective. Like others of my generation, I began my career at a time when phones were only attached to walls, “texting” was not yet a word, and mail was delivered by a Postal Service...

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  • Federal judge says Trump violates First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter

    Federal judge says Trump violates First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter

    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter for political speech. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan issued the written decision Wednesday. In ruling, she said no government official — including the president — is above...

  • Pompeo promises 'zero concessions' to North Korea until 'credible steps' are made

    Pompeo promises 'zero concessions' to North Korea until 'credible steps' are made

    New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought Wednesday to mitigate lawmakers' concerns that President Donald Trump's diplomatic venture with North Korea is faltering, stressing that the United States had made "zero concessions" to the regime and would continue to hold firm until Pyongyang makes "credible...

  • Pompeo: U.S. will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections

    Pompeo: U.S. will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the Trump administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections. Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the administration will take "appropriate countermeasures" to fight what he called "continued...

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