COMMENTARY

The GOP is divided over 'Ex-Im' [Commentary]

Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.: The GOP is divided over 'Ex-Im' [Commentary]

Most people have never heard of it. Fewer still understand how it operates. But it is the focal point of a (mostly) intramural Republican fight playing out in the halls of Congress. Its ultimate resolution will have dramatic impact on a number of high profile American manufacturers — and the thousands of high profile jobs they represent.

An enemy revisited [Commentary]

An enemy revisited [Commentary]

With the meteoric rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the United States and Iran find themselves in the peculiar position of seeing their...

My freedom march [Commentary]

Construction: a boys club [Commentary]

Louis Zamperini was more than a hero [Commentary]

MORE COMMENTARY

CO2 is not the real problem for Maryland [Commentary]

CO2 is not the real problem for Maryland [Commentary]

While Maryland is well positioned for complying with Environmental Protection Agency's preliminary carbon regulations, mandating a 30 percent nationwide reduction in CO2 emissions from power plants by 2030, those proposed regulations by themselves will do nothing for the dismal air quality of the...

Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]

Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]

The solution to the shortage of workers for well-paying STEM jobs ("More jobs than workers," July 1) does not begin with students in college; it begins in elementary schools with well-trained...

Stop griping and get a grip [Commentary]

Stop griping and get a grip [Commentary]

I came of age in 1980, just as the women's movement hit its full stride, and those were the days. At my first real job I had sign that read: "Women have to do twice as much to be thought of half as good as men; luckily, this is not difficult."

Courageous or spineless? Our actions -- or inactions -- decide for us [Commentary]

Courageous or spineless? Our actions -- or inactions -- decide for us [Commentary]

The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason.

Tax sales tax city [Commentary]

Baltimore City auctioned off more than $20 million worth of tax, water and other liens this spring in an online auction. These liens are tied to almost 7,000 properties, assessed at a total of more than $720 million.

U.S. food aid still needed around the world [Commentary]

U.S. food aid still needed around the world [Commentary]

Sharing the bounty of America's farms is a lifesaving tradition almost as old at the Republic itself. In 1812, President James Madison sent emergency aid to earthquake victims in Venezuela. President Herbert Hoover started a large feeding program in Russia during the 1920s. And after World War II,...

Women planning retirement face challenges  [Commentary]

Susan Reimer: Women planning retirement face challenges [Commentary]

The working population is heading toward retirement like lemmings to the edge of the cliff — about 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day.

Freedom, power and the conservative mind [Commentary]

Freedom, power and the conservative mind [Commentary]

Last week the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that privately owned corporations don't have to offer their employees contraceptive coverage that conflicts with the corporate owners' religious beliefs.

A crisis in Central America

A crisis in Central America

A crisis of enormous economic and humanitarian impact is unfolding in Central America, and it's hard to find much mention of it in our national media, other than constant references to a result of the crisis: tens of thousands of human beings, many of them unaccompanied children, trying...

EDITORIALS

Breaking a vicious cycle [Editorial]

For far too many young people who get caught up in the criminal justice system, an arrest or conviction for even a minor, non-violent offense can become a one-way ticket to a shrunken future that slams the door on opportunities for the rest of their lives. Being arrested as a teen increases a...

America's refugee crisis [Editorial]

The flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America across the United States' southern border in recent months has raised a knotty problem for Congress and President Barack Obama: What do you call thousands of children illegally entering the country without their parents — a failure to...

A temporary patch [Editorial]

In the world of highway repairs, the term "cold patch" refers to an asphalt mix that's used to temporarily fill potholes. Congress appears to be inching slowly toward its own version of a cold patch that would maintain funding for highway and transit projects for no more than now until the end of...

Government out of sorts [Editorial]

It's a pretty safe bet that the year and month a vehicle registration is due for renewal is unknown to the average car owner living in Maryland or anywhere else for that matter. Most of us probably can't recall our tag number (even though it's a useful bit of information when registering at a hotel)...

O'Malley's fiscal legacy [Editorial]

When the three major Wall Street bond rating agencies reaffirmed Maryland's AAA rating last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a news release crediting his administration's "fiscally responsible approach" to budgeting. Given the extent to which Mr. O'Malley's fiscal stewardship has come under...

Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]

Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley took to Twitter to decry the verdict: "No woman...

Keep them in class [Editorial]

It's heartening that Baltimore City's new schools CEO, Gregory Thornton, has made limiting the number of out-of-school suspensions for the system's youngest children a priority in his first weeks on the job. In doing so he has sent a strong signal to principals and teachers that they need to find...

A win-win for Hopkins [Editorial]

The tentative contract reached early Tuesday between Johns Hopkins Hospital and the labor union representing about 2,000 of its service workers represents a victory not only for the hospital and members of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East but for Baltimore. The contract raises wages, in some...

Md.'s public financing resurrection [Editorial]

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's decision to accept public campaign financing for the general election is both good and bad for democracy in Maryland. It's good in that it validates the notion that our prospective leaders can and should seek to gain public office without being...

Fireworks in Howard County [Editorial]

In Howard County, it's perfectly legal to consume the biggest, most gargantuan family-size bag of barbecue-flavored potato chips at one sitting and wash it down with a case of the most sugary soda ever made. Or, if that's not your taste, perhaps something more along the lines of the Homer Simpson...

EDITORIAL POLL

GOP suing Obama [Poll]

Should the GOP sue President Obama over his failure to enforce certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as they've promised to do?

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