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  • Perry responds to criticism of gun tour

    Perry responds to criticism of gun tour
    Speaking outside a steakhouse in Bethesda on Wednesday where he met with Maryland business owners, Texas Gov. Rick Perry dismissed criticism of his visit to a gun manufacturer days after a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. "There's always anti-...
  • O'Malley, Perry spar over jobs with 2016 in background

    O'Malley, Perry spar over jobs with 2016 in background
    After circling each other for days, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Texas Gov. Rick Perry clashed Wednesday in a nationally televised debate that was focused on state economic policy but tied closely to presidential politics. The state leaders —...
  • Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby

    Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby
    If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
  • 'Ingredients of a great story'

    'Ingredients of a great story'
    The Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion inside a one-story structure in a knot of warehouses in North Laurel. But don’t dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that,...
  • Foose recruits from Montgomery, Baltimore

    Foose recruits from Montgomery, Baltimore
    More transfers and promotions are taking place among school and central office administrators in the Howard County Public School System, along with the arrivals of several new hires from neighboring districts. The shifts Superintendent Renee Foose...
  • When government becomes a reality show

    When government becomes a reality show
    Maybe I took those high school civics classes too seriously, but isn't there something wrong when the running for and holding of political office is indistinguishable from the kind of reality shows that you hate-watch? To wit: the tabloid heaven that...
  • Former Houston defensive end Zeke Riser likely heading to Maryland

    Former Houston defensive end Zeke Riser likely heading to Maryland
    When a school hires a top assistant coach, they don't just hire an individual. They also hire a system -- a 3-4 in Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart's case -- and a network of contacts. Former Houston defensive end Zeke Riser played for...
  • The brewing battle over the Common Core

    The brewing battle over the Common Core
    In the world of public school reform these days, the "Common Core" is about as popular as the common cold. The Common Core is the name given to academic standards adopted in 45 states (including Maryland) plus the District of Columbia that raise the bar...
  • Singapore, a land without entitlements

    Singapore, a land without entitlements
    SINGAPORE -- While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due "in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000" -- here in this modern and prosperous city-state of...
  • The second debate: Obama wins on style, Romney on substance

    The second debate: Obama wins on style, Romney on substance
    In form, President Barack Obama came back strongly in Tuesday's debate with Mitt Romney, but substantively he continues to lag behind the Republican candidate. That's because the president has a record to defend, and it isn't a good one. Television being...
  • Romney has the momentum, now he must close the deal

    Romney has the momentum, now he must close the deal
    After watching the third presidential debate, are you clear on America's foreign policy? I thought not. That's because there appears to be no singular foreign policy, rather a series of foreign policies, which must be tailored to fit each nation. I...
  • Gov. O'Malley supports life for murderers, not the unborn

    Gov. O'Malley supports life for murderers, not the unborn
    The Maryland legislature recently voted to abolish capital punishment in the state, making Maryland the sixth state in the last six years to eliminate the death penalty. The primary argument for repealing the law is that our justice system is...