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  • What they're saying about the Orioles at the All-Star break

    What they're saying about the Orioles at the All-Star break
    Here’s a roundup of what national media outlets are saying about the Orioles at the All-Star break. The Orioles have five players, including three starters, in Tuesday’s midsummer classic.   ** Jon Morosi of FOX Sports writes about the...
  • With convictions for notorious 1981 Harford murders vacated, John Huffington could leave prison

    With convictions for notorious 1981 Harford murders vacated, John Huffington could leave prison
    Lawyers for John Norman Huffington, a Bel Air man who was twice convicted of killing a young man and young woman in Harford County in 1981, will argue for his release from prison on Thursday while Huffington awaits a new trial, granted this spring on...
  • Can 'hope' help measure student success?

    Can 'hope' help measure student success?
    Could "hope" be the next significant measure of a students' ability to succeed in school? Montgomery County school officials think so. According to a Washington Post story published Wednesday, the school district will be polling students in...
  • Pain of sequestration is real

    Pain of sequestration is real
    Recently, some in the media have promoted the idea that the $85 billion sequestration cuts triggered on March 1 aren't causing drastic effects. CNN called the cuts "not as bad as advertised," and a Washington Post report found the cuts less "scary" than...
  • Senator Strangelove: Why Harry Reid should stop worrying and learn to love the nuclear option

    Senator Strangelove: Why Harry Reid should stop worrying and learn to love the nuclear option
    We're decades past the Cold War years when the two leading nuclear powers of the day, the United States and the Soviet Union, talked freely about their MAD strategies, which stood for Mutual Assured Destruction in any nuclear-weapons exchange. Now, in a...
  • 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...
  • Atlanta cheating scandal makes the case for school choice

    Atlanta cheating scandal makes the case for school choice
    My first question after reading about seven teachers in an Atlanta, Ga., public school accused of altering standardized test scores to make it appear students performed better than they actually did was: How could they!? The seven were nicknamed "the...
  • Could Biden benefit from scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's handling of Benghazi?

    Could Biden benefit from scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's handling of Benghazi?
    If former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hoped she could segue quietly into private life as she pondered a presidential bid in 2016, that fantasy has been abruptly harpooned in the resurrection of the political squabble over the terrorist attack on...
  • Reservoir High tennis champion in the spotlight [Fulton/Highland]

    Reservoir High School's Biyik Akinshemoyin became the Maryland State Boys Singles Champion in tennis. He also became the Howard County Boys Singles Champion, and Region V Boys Singles Champion for the third year in a row. The 2013 spring semester at...