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  • What Rand Paul got right

    What Rand Paul got right
    I hope I'm not too late to the fight. Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Mr. Paul's stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for...
  • Privacy advocates outraged, but lawmakers defend collection of phone records

    Privacy advocates outraged, but lawmakers defend collection of phone records
    Privacy advocates expressed outrage Thursday over revelations that the National Security Agency has been collecting telephone records of virtually every phone call made in the United States for seven years, but the Obama administration and a bipartisan...
  • Liberal media bias is beyond doubt

    Liberal media bias is beyond doubt
    For about 20 years, I have been teaching a course at Towson University called "Media Criticism," which deals largely with alleged ideological media bias. The claims of liberal bias in the mainstream media go back at least as far as Barry Goldwater's...
  • Yahoo's ban on working from home prompts criticism

    Yahoo's ban on working from home prompts criticism
    It didn't take long for the talk at this week's national work-life conference in Baltimore to turn to Yahoo Inc. The Internet company's new ban on employees working from home has proved wildly unpopular with working mothers who had expected more...
  • Stylebook conservatism

    As you may have read, the Associated Press decided this week that its writers are permitted to use husband and wife for same-sex couples, in those jurisdictions where same-sex marriage is legal. Should you not have read about it, I commend to your...
  • On sequestration, Obama becomes extortionist in chief

    On sequestration, Obama becomes extortionist in chief
    At the end of 1995 and stretching into January 1996, the federal government "shut down" because of an impasse between President Bill Clinton and House Republicans led by then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The issue was increased taxes vs. less spending....
  • Report: Legg Mason to announce new CEO this week

    Report: Legg Mason to announce new CEO this week
    The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Legg Mason Inc. is expected to announce its new CEO as early as Wednesday and also will likely name a new independent board member. The Baltimore-based money manager has been without a permanent leader...
  • The Carson monologue

    The Carson monologue
    Dr. Benjamin Carson, the eminent Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon, has received much attention over the years not only for his skills in the operating room but for what he has achieved beyond it. For many Baltimoreans, his story is a familiar one...
  • How much is it worth to be a U.S. citizen?

    How much is it worth to be a U.S. citizen?
    We read about famous people like French film star Gerard Depardieu, who moved to Belgium to avoid a 75 percent income tax on millionaires proposed by France's Socialist government (a measure rejected last week by a French council, though French leadership...
  • Don't blame the union in the great Twinkie debacle of 2012

    Don't blame the union in the great Twinkie debacle of 2012
    America lost one of its iconic brands last month when Hostess, maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and other staples of postwar Middle America, closed up shop. The announcement was an occasion for wags to litter the Internet with jokes about the...
  • The billionaires' long game

    The billionaires' long game
    What's the biggest political lesson of 2012? Some say it's that money doesn't count all that much. Even though billionaires and big corporations poured huge amounts into the 2012 election, they lost big. They learned the lesson and won't try to buy...
  • Eagle Archive: Where were you when Twinkie the Kid and Captain Cupcake died?

    November 21, 2012, was a sad day. As many were looking forward to sharing Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family; Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs and many other culinary delights high in the food pyramid,...