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  • How would Sen. Howard Baker have responded to today's IRS scandal? [Letter]

    The recent passing of Howard Baker provides significant contrasts as to how scandals are dealt with today ("Notable deaths elsewhere," June 27). Forty years ago, this country was engulfed in the monumental scandal of Watergate. What was initially...
  • Maryland clinics still protected by law [Letter]

    Maryland clinics still protected by law [Letter]
    Marylanders seeking health care will still be protected from illegal conduct when they enter a health care facility even though the Massachusetts Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act was found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court last week. Our...
  • Congressional incumbents enjoy strong support primary

    Congressional incumbents enjoy strong support primary
    Maryland's congressional delegation cruised to victory in Tuesday's primary, leaving Democrats positioned to dominate the state's House seats even in a year that's shaping up to be promising for the Republicans nationally. Six of eight incumbents...
  • Laws including high-proof grain alcohol ban take effect Tuesday

    Laws including high-proof grain alcohol ban take effect Tuesday
    Maryland joins at least a dozen other states Tuesday in banning the sale of 190-proof grain alcohol, a measure that lawmakers hope will help to reduce sexual assaults and binge drinking among college students. The bill is one of more than 200 that go...
  • Carroll settles pollution case with EPA

    Carroll settles pollution case with EPA
    Carroll County has agreed to pay a $40,000 penalty after a federally led inspection found the county had failed to properly protect its streams and waterways from polluted stormwater runoff. The Environmental Protection Agency announced earlier this...
  • Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]

    Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]
    Shortly, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a highly-anticipated decision that could go a long way in determining the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the religious liberty rights of conscientious family business owners who simply wish to continue...
  • Corporations trump people in Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision [Editorial]

    Corporations trump people in Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision [Editorial]
    In recognizing that for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby can hold religious beliefs that trump secular laws like the Affordable Care Act's requirement that women have access to contraceptives without out-of-pocket costs, the Supreme Court has moved...
  • Harris plans attempt to block D.C. pot law

    Harris plans attempt to block D.C. pot law
    Rep. Andy Harris plans to introduce an amendment Wednesday that would block the District of Columbia's effort to decriminalize marijuana. The Cockeysville Republican and House Appropriations Committee member will attempt to attach the amendment to a...
  • Frosh wins Democratic primary for attorney general

    Frosh wins Democratic primary for attorney general
    Brian E. Frosh, a veteran state senator from Montgomery County who championed gun control and environmental protection, defeated two opponents to win Tuesday's Democratic primary for Maryland attorney general. Frosh, 67, who had trailed in early polls...
  • Social Security nominee will face questions from allies

    Social Security nominee will face questions from allies
    — President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration will face tough questioning from lawmakers during her confirmation — and many of the hardest queries could come from members of her own party. Carolyn W. Colvin,...
  • Brown, Hogan win primaries for Maryland governor

    Brown, Hogan win primaries for Maryland governor
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown claimed victory in the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday after early returns suggested a landslide win. "It's about where we're going. It's about what next," Brown said in a victory speech as he led with three times as...
  • In a first, Laurel City Council hosts Hindu invocation

    In a first, Laurel City Council hosts Hindu invocation
    For the first time since the early city commissioners became a mayor and city council in 1890, the Laurel City Council began its meeting with a religious invocation that was not Christian. Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism...