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  • At crucial time, cable news fails on shutdown, Obamacare

    At crucial time, cable news fails on shutdown, Obamacare
    I did something foolish last week. I spent at least four hours a day with cable TV news, starting Tuesday. I was hoping for some information and clarity on two huge stories that were starting to unfold: the partial government shutdown and the launch...
  • Yes, Republicans, a default would be a really big deal

    Yes, Republicans, a default would be a really big deal
    The latest out of the extreme conservative wing of the Republican party is that a failure of the U.S. government to take the steps necessary to pay all its bills on time would be no biggie. They say we could juggle things around and avoid missing any...
  • Obama picks three gay athletes to represent U.S. at Sochi Olympics

    Obama picks three gay athletes to represent U.S. at Sochi Olympics
    UPDATE: Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano came out in a statement Thursday, making him the third openly gay athlete on the White House's Sochi delegation. In August, President Barack Obama told Jay Leno he had "no patience" for Russia's...
  • Fight to keep the Common Core from being implemented in schools

    Fight to keep the Common Core from being implemented in schools
    Robert Small, the Howard County parent whose name became known from Maine to California when he protested new nationwide education standards, is part of a chorus of increasingly strident voices rising up against the initiative — from both ends of...
  • Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields

    Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields
    Vaddey Ratner didn't expect much when she first took on the project of writing a novel about a young Cambodian girl and her family who are forced into the countryside by the Khmer Rouge as part of the communist group's program of genocide that began in...
  • Local author Madison Smartt Bell releases third short story collection

    Local author Madison Smartt Bell releases third short story collection
    The author Madison Smartt Bell's 16th work of fiction, a book of short stories called "Zig Zag Wanderer" is guaranteed to make the author absolutely no money whatsoever. Nada. Zilch. Zip. Not one blessed penny. And he wouldn't have it any other way....
  • Frank Rich, James Lapine bring keen, fresh eye to HBO's 'Sondheim'

    Frank Rich, James Lapine bring keen, fresh eye to HBO's 'Sondheim'
    Executive producer Frank Rich says Stephen Sondheim made just one demand before he gave his blessing to the film “Six by Sondheim,” which premieres Monday night at 9 on HBO. “Just don’t do the same old, same old,” Rich...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Cryptography 101. Learn techniques for secure communication as practiced in Edgar Allan Poe's...
  • Patricia H. Burch, homemaker

    Patricia H. Burch, homemaker
    Patricia H. Burch, a homemaker and Loyola Blakefield high school benefactress, died Nov. 30 of Alzheimer's disease at the Edenwald retirement community. She was 89. "I had met Pat several times in Ocean City, and she had a very lovely, lovely family,"...
  • Back Story: Comet Kohoutek was another flameout

    Back Story: Comet Kohoutek was another flameout
    Comets ISON and Kohoutek will forever share two things. Both were hailed as "Comets of the Century," and both failed to live up to the hype attending their impending arrival in our solar system. Unlike Comet Hale-Bopp, which put on a grand show in...
  • Looking Out: Russian LGBT activists become first to be convicted under country's anti-gay law

    Looking Out: Russian LGBT activists become first to be convicted under country's anti-gay law
    So while the Internet was going gaga over Tom Daley this week (more on that in a second), Russia reportedly made its first convictions under its controversial federal anti-gay law. According to The Moscow Times, two LGBT activists were each fined...
  • Bitcoin and international crime [Commentary]

    Bitcoin and international crime [Commentary]
    U.S. law enforcement officials have been shutting down giant illegal marketplaces that do business in "bitcoin" and are beginning to lay out plans to regulate such digital currencies — like we do any other kind of money — by requiring that...