| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Free trade has been instrumental in building the most powerful economy on earth. In fact, 38 million U.S. jobs are a direct result of U.S. trade with the world.
Yet, it's not so easy to be a "free trader" in today's politics. Some view trade with less...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Over the past three years, Wilde Lake High School senior Daniel Ingham says he has learned something each year at the annual Student Learning Conference that has changed his life.
After making his presentation to peers Friday on the history of Howard...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:45 AM
A concerned citizenry is essential for a healthy democracy. While a great deal of attention is focused on the recent protests in Taiwan, it is our responsibility to elaborate the effort of the Republic of China (Taiwan) government to address concerns...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Earlier this month, the powerful Senate Finance Committee met to consider crucial legislation that would grant the president Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would make it easier for him to negotiate deals with other countries. Maryland's own Sen....
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Despite President Obama's campaign pledge to "push the reset button" on U.S. relations with Russia, America's dealings with its erstwhile Cold War adversary recently have been anything but smooth. Moscow and Washington clashed last year over Russia's...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Leaks are bedeviling trade negotiations.
In October, the European Commission leaked its position papers for the US-EU free trade agreement talks, known as the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement or T-TIP.
In November, Wikileaks...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:54 PM
One year after Violet Ripken was kidnapped at gunpoint from her Harford County home and driven around the state for nearly 24 hours before being returned unharmed, police in her hometown of Aberdeen are still searching for the man responsible.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:14 PM
The general who led the Pentagon's review of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history told a military judge Wednesday that their publication revealed tactics, strained relations with some allies and caused some Afghans to stop...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama is tantalizingly close to passing comprehensive immigration reform, a legacy achievement. The Senate has provided a bipartisan bill, and the House is working on reform. The key issues are border security and a legal pathway to...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Frederick County still has an ample amount of farmland and thus attracts more than its share of illegal immigrants. This is good for farmers but it also has created substantial additional crime the area could well do without ("Frederick County officials...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:36 AM
The NFL and the NFL Players Association have reached a tentative agreement on human growth hormone testing this season, according to a players' union memo.
The memo, which was sent to all NFL players and their representatives and obtained by The...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:56 AM
United Nations inspectors aren't saying who launched the chemical weapons attack that killed 1,400 people in Syria in August, but it would be difficult for anyone — including President Bashar Assad's apologists in Moscow — to maintain the...