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Md. governor should study chicken farm emissions

The campaign to get people to “Eat More Chicken” seems to be working: A according to the Delmarva Poultry Institute, from 2005-2015, the amount of chickens produced on the Eastern Shore increased by more than half a billion pounds (from 3.3 to 3.9 billion pounds). But as the poultry industry continues...

  • Jerusalem has always been Israel's capital

    Jerusalem has always been Israel's capital

    Listen to all the naysayers denigrating the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and you will hear one recurring theme: The United states should serve as a “honest broker.” Yet, that is precisely what it has done. An honest broker must deliver hard truths,...

  • Witcover: The GOP establishment finally surrenders to Trump

    Witcover: The GOP establishment finally surrenders to Trump

    After nearly a year of very modest resistance to Donald Trump, the old-time Republican establishment has finally thrown in the sponge, with Senate acceptance of his outrageous tax reform package of reverse Robin Hoodism. By sloughing off the party's traditional commitment to ending deficit financing...

  • Goldberg: Politicians are selective about when debt and deficits matter

    Goldberg: Politicians are selective about when debt and deficits matter

    If you're a normal person who pays attention to politics, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Washington can't decide whether deficits are bad. Well, I have one easy trick that will help you make sense of it all. In Washington, when you hear people complain that this or that piece of legislation...

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  • #Metoo campaign perpetuates female victimhood

    #Metoo campaign perpetuates female victimhood

    An attractive young woman walks down a city street. Some construction workers whistle at her, one utters catcalls. She is embarrassed and annoyed, feeling vulnerable. Is that sexual harassment? From this young woman’s perspective, yes. So she attaches #metoo to her Facebook status. Now her friends...

  • Mass murderers: running amok in America

    Mass murderers: running amok in America

    In 1966, Charles Whitman, the so-called Texas Tower Mass Murderer, shot 17 people from the rooftop of a University of Texas building in Austin and was ultimately slain by police. I had two professors at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston who believed that a small portion of the brain called...

  • Robert B. Reich: The true path to prosperity

    Robert B. Reich: The true path to prosperity

    It's often thought that Democrats care about fairness and not economic growth, while Republicans care about growth even at the cost of some fairness. Rubbish. Growth and fairness aren't opposites. In reality, Democrats have been the party of economic growth and fairness. Republicans are the party...

  • Baltimore judges misinterpret new rule to mean no bail — ever

    Baltimore judges misinterpret new rule to mean no bail — ever

    Baltimore City is losing the battle against pre-trial mass incarceration. Our jail system is simply overburdened with individuals who have not been convicted of a crime. There are two primary drivers at work here: Poor people cannot pay bail amounts that bear absolutely no relation to their income...

  • If you love deer, you've got to love hunting

    If you love deer, you've got to love hunting

    I have never shot an animal. I don’t own a firearm or archery equipment. I fish, and I’ve considered deer hunting, but I’ve never cleared the early hurdles: the expense of buying the gear and the time required to hone the necessary skills. It’s a daunting prospect for a beginner, especially one...

  • Baltimore continues to improperly incarcerate poor people pre-trial

    Baltimore continues to improperly incarcerate poor people pre-trial

    In making a rule change that went into effect this summer, the Court of Appeals of Maryland deliberately intended to reform the state’s pretrial detention system by limiting the use of cash bail and its frequent effect: incarcerating non-violent defendants solely because they can’t afford the price...

  • John Kass: Sanctuary city politics killed Kate Steinle

    John Kass: Sanctuary city politics killed Kate Steinle

    The photograph is of a lovely young woman, with a warm smile on her face, a woman who loved and was loved in turn. Her name was Kate Steinle. The last words she said to her father before she died were "Help me, Dad." So look at that photo. See the promise in her face. Some are calling her a symbol...

  • Trump refutes story on firing Rex Tillerson as fake news

    Trump refutes story on firing Rex Tillerson as fake news

    President Donald Trump resumed his war on the American press Friday by tweeting that a widely circulated report that he was planning to fire his secretary of state was “fake news.” In the tweet, he wrote: "The media has been speculating that I fired Rex Tillerson or that he would be leaving soon....

  • Md. should ban certain foam packaging

    Md. should ban certain foam packaging

    It’s that time of year — a time for leftovers. Whether it’s carryout from your favorite restaurant, a quick drive-through meal on your way between errands or a plate of leftovers from a holiday party, we carry meals in a variety of packaging. However, not all food packaging is created equal. Expanded...

  • Goldberg: The New York Times does a super PAC imitation

    It was a crazy week, so you might have missed the news that The New York Times decided to operate like a super PAC. Here's what happened. The Times' editorial board changed the bio on the opinion section's Twitter account to inform the public that it was "temporarily taking over" the feed to lobby...

  • Gambling on a Wall Street approach to managing nature

    Gambling on a Wall Street approach to managing nature

    Ever since President Ronald Reagan declared that “government is not the solution to our problems, government is our problem,” Republican policymakers have been working to privatize America’s public services. The idea is that the magic of the free market is needed to improve the world around us...

  • Does anyone care about West Baltimore?

    Does anyone care about West Baltimore?

    In April of 2015, Baltimore City's civil unrest made international news. Immediately following, a flurry of meetings was called by elected officials, philanthropic organizations and faith based groups to discuss change. There was a huge push to rebuild what was lost and make up for the decades...

  • Pitts: What does it mean to be a man?

    Pitts: What does it mean to be a man?

    So I guess you can take men off the endangered species list. It wasn't that long ago we were hearing that men were in trouble. It was said that our manly maleness was under siege from a culture of runaway political correctness hellbent on snipping off our masculine accoutrements and turning us...

  • Arts education makes us better people

    Arts education makes us better people

    If you watched television in the 1980s, you may remember a commercial for a Broadway musical in which a theater patron exclaims after watching a show: “I laughed! I cried! I would see it again and again!” On a recent weekend when I saw my ninth grade daughter in her school’s production of “The...

  • Cal Thomas: The return of virtue

    Cal Thomas: The return of virtue

    Rarely has the idiom "virtue is its own reward" looked better than it does in light of the sex scandals sweeping the nation. The so-called "prudishness," of a previous generation and the respect most men were once taught to have for women -- and which Hugh Hefner and his disciples of "free love"...

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