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  • Defeating Boko Haram
    Defeating Boko Haram

    The bloody attacks in Paris this month that left 20 people dead, including the three attackers, riveted the world's attention on the growing threat Islamist extremist groups pose to the democracies of Western Europe. Yet even as the French people were mourning their loss, an even more...

  • Baltimore's progress at risk
    Baltimore's progress at risk

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other Baltimore leaders are mobilizing to fight some of the cuts in state aid to the city in Gov. Larry Hogan's budget. They're not alone among local leaders in objecting to the new governor's spending plan, but they have a strong argument that Baltimore is...

  • Getting the off-shore shaft
    Getting the off-shore shaft

    Just days ago, the Obama administration wisely chose to protect the most pristine and sensitive tundra in Alaska from oil exploration. It has similarly maintained a ban on drilling off the West Coast. And that pipeline from Canada to Texas? The Keystone XL is a no-go, says President Barack...

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  • Turning off 'Belicheat'
    Turning off 'Belicheat'

    Come Sunday, after never missing a Super Bowl for as long as I can remember, I will not be watching the "Stupid" Bowl ("Let the NFL's air out," Jan. 23)! I am a huge football fan and growing up every Sunday our TV was on for the game. In high school, I was on the pompom squad and never missed a...

  • Terps women deserve attention
    Terps women deserve attention

    Does anyone care about the outstanding women's basketball team from the University of Maryland ("No. 5 Terps women rout Michigan, 91-65, for 12th win in a row," Jan. 30)?

  • Don't limit Amazon jobs to city dwellers
    Don't limit Amazon jobs to city dwellers

    After reading about Amazon's hiring plans ("City to host application sessions for 1,000 Amazon jobs," Jan. 28), I am a bit perturbed by what Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had to say. She said she wants to make sure the jobs go to city residents.

  • Let Netanyahu speak
    Let Netanyahu speak

    I find it necessary to respond to Frederic B. Hill's odious and erroneous op-ed, "Boehner's unwise move" (Jan. 28).

  • Congress has right to hear Netanyahu
    Congress has right to hear Netanyahu

    In his commentary ("Boehner's unwise move," Jan. 28), Frederic B. Hill claims it was unwise for House Speaker John Boehner to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak at a joint session of Congress because it shows deference toward him before an Israeli election.

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  • Another snow job
    Another snow job

    The network meteorologists barely had time to come up for air while "forecasting" the latest snowstorm non-disaster. Politicians, fearing what might happen to their approval numbers if a blizzard hit, went on TV to announce they were taking proactive measures. New York City Mayor Bill...

  • A sorry Republican preview for 2016
    A sorry Republican preview for 2016

    As the likely coronation of Hillary Clinton as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee quietly progresses without serious opposition, the Republicans seem to be working overtime publicizing an abundance of long shots hoping to be her challenger.

  • We could have predicted Cake Wars II
    We could have predicted Cake Wars II

    We should have seen this one coming.

  • 'American Sniper' criticism makes for amusing theater
    'American Sniper' criticism makes for amusing theater

    I've got to admit that it has been a barrel of fun watching the political left get its "Je suis Charlie" all tied up in knots over the movie "American Sniper."

  • Move over, Sarah Palin, the GOP's got a new star
    Move over, Sarah Palin, the GOP's got a new star

    Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, you are now officially the Republican Party's gone girls. The GOP has a new diva: Joni Ernst, the just-elected United State senator from the cornfields of Iowa.

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