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  • NSA reassurances about privacy rights feel hollow [Commentary]

    With all the discussion of surveillance, meta-data and phone taps over the past few weeks, I can't help thinking of my own experience as a surveillee back in the 1970s when cruder methods were used. All of the reassurances that everything will be fine...
  • TSA never realized its mandate [Commentary]

    TSA never realized its mandate [Commentary]
    As one of the first post-9/11 screeners hired at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and as the first president of the national union fighting for screener's rights in the workplace, I find the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this...
  • 'Scandal' recap, 'More Cattle, Less Bull'

    'Scandal' recap, 'More Cattle, Less Bull'
    Olivia’s life isn’t finished imploding, which is both entertaining and frustrating to watch. I think half of the joy of watching “Scandal” is being able to route for Olivia as she ruthlessly ensures the best outcome for her client....
  • In book, Bongino says Obama too harsh in Secret Service scandal

    In book, Bongino says Obama too harsh in Secret Service scandal
    A Republican congressional candidate in Maryland and former Secret Service agent is alleging in a new book that White House staff were frequently intoxicated on overseas trips and that agents involved in last year's prostitution scandal in Colombia were...
  • 'Scandal' recap: 'It's Handled'

    'Scandal' recap: 'It's Handled'
    "Scandal" is back! "Scandal" is back! After months of waiting and rewatching the first two seasons on Netflix, we start the first season by checking in with Pope and Associates. Huck, Harrison, Abby and Quinn are preparing for battle, locking doors and...
  • Howard County man sentenced for impersonating federal agent

    Howard County man sentenced for impersonating federal agent
    An Ellicott City man who ran unsuccessfully for the Howard County Board of Education three times was sentenced Monday in federal court for impersonating a Secret Service agent in what lawyers on both sides agreed was a "sad" case. Robert D. Ballinger...
  • Bongino captures national attention as he runs uphill in Md.

    Bongino captures national attention as he runs uphill in Md.
    Dan Bongino launched his first campaign for office on a laptop computer in his dining room. His wife, alone at his side, was the only other person he was sure would vote for him. Two years later, as the Severna Park man runs for the House of...
  • 'Scandal' recap, 'Vermont is for Lovers, too'

    'Scandal' recap, 'Vermont is for Lovers, too'
    A couple of disturbing images are floating around in my head after last night’s episode, but before we get into all of that, let’s pick up at last week’s cliffhanger. Olivia’s mom is alive, which isn’t the biggest surprise in...
  • Maryland Jockey Club announces modified security policies for 138th Preakness

    Maryland Jockey Club announces modified security policies for 138th Preakness
    On the third Saturday in May, generations of Baltimoreans marched onto the infield at Pimlico Race Course with their coolers in tow, an image that helped define the Preakness Stakes. No longer. The Maryland Jockey Club has unveiled enhanced security...
  • Port Deposit man gets 12 years for possessing child porn

    A 31-year-old Port Deposit man was sentenced last week to 12 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Michael Dean Ragan Jr.'s prison term will be followed by 35 years of supervised release and he will be required to register as a sex...
  • 6th District GOP candidate calls for campaign spending limit

    6th District GOP candidate calls for campaign spending limit
    A 28-year-old Marine veteran who announced this week he is running in Maryland's 6th Congressional District is calling on the well-financed Democratic incumbent in that district to limit campaign spending to $500,000. David E. Vogt III of Brunswick is...
  • Foreign affairs

    Foreign affairs
    Ever since President Bill Clinton "did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," whatever remains of standards seem to have fallen even lower among people who hold offices and positions once thought to require good behavior and strong...