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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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....
  • Obamacare and the fundamental failure of O'Malleyism

    Obamacare and the fundamental failure of O'Malleyism
    If Maryland’s bolloxed rollout of Obamacare has taught us anything, it is the failure of technocracy — especially the snake oil the O’Malley administration has been selling since 2006.  The idea that they are a results-oriented, data...
  • Artists, you can help conservancy put on art show [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

    Calling all artists! The Howard County Conservancy seeks submissions for its fourth annual Art of Stewardship juried art show, which will run from Wednesday, March 12, until Saturday, April 9. During the opening reception on Thursday, March 13, a round...
  • 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...
  • We traffic in human misery

    One of the fundamental elements of journalism is action, and the aspect of action that most appeals is conflict. That's what we journalists are looking for.  You can hear endless head-shaking blather about the tide of ugly events from people who lament,...
  • Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]

    Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]
    A recent New York Times illustration read, "COLLEGE IS FOR SUCKERS." The words were emblazoned across the sweatshirts of four students, and the accompanying article made essentially that point. It echoed an increasingly common refrain that college is...
  • Pay now, save later [Editorial]

    Pay now, save later  [Editorial]
    BGE customers may not be thrilled with the news of the last two weeks. On Dec. 13, the Public Service Commission approved not only gas and electric distribution rate increases for the utility but it also took the unprecedented step of allowing the company...