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  • Refugee claims of migrant children must be taken seriously [Letter]

    Refugee claims of migrant children must be taken seriously [Letter]
    I was distressed and saddened by Ellen Sauerbrey's letter published on July 24, regarding unaccompanied minors entering the United States from Central America ("Sauerbrey: Undocumented children at the border are not 'refugees'". Ms. Sauerbrey writes...
  • President Hillary Clinton [Commentary]

    President Hillary Clinton [Commentary]
    Hillary Rodham Clinton — imagine if she runs and wins! In America, moms and dads of daughters will throw their arms around their girls' shoulders and say, "OK honey, now that the highest and seemingly most impervious glass ceiling is gone, in...
  • World's refugee crisis comes to U.S. and Maryland

    World's refugee crisis comes to U.S. and Maryland
    Humanity faces its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, and Rep. Andy Harris, the Republican congressman from Maryland's 1st District, pledges to do everything in his power to keep a tiny fraction of Central American children out of a shelter in...
  • Israel is a failed state that should be dismantled [Letter]

    Israel is a failed state that should be dismantled [Letter]
    While many readers may find our view of the Israel-Palestine situation blasphemous, we defy anyone to propose another solution for this 50-year-old conflict. We hope all can agree that another 20, 50 or 100 years of this war is unacceptable, not least...
  • Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti [Editorial]

    Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti  [Editorial]
    We thank the nameless graffiti artist in Carroll County who spray painted a denunciation of an aborted plan to house some of the thousands of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the southern U.S. border in recent months at a military facility near...
  • Another war in Gaza [Editorial]

    Another war in Gaza  [Editorial]
    The five-hour cease fire between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip was the calm before the storm. Hamas rockets began raining down on Israel at the moment the United Nations-requested lull ended on Thursday afternoon. Israel waited a bit longer —...
  • Naval Academy, community college join forces for Arabic immersion effort

    Naval Academy, community college join forces for Arabic immersion effort
    Eric Thompson said among the first challenges in his Arab immersion class was learning the Arabic word for "yes." To the Arnold resident, it sounded a lot like the English word, "no." "So when teachers are congratulating you, you're saying, 'Oh, I...
  • Obama proposes initiative on tracking fish

    Obama proposes initiative on tracking fish
    — The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is...
  • Five questions for Michael Pecht, reliability detective

    Michael Pecht feels like Sherlock Holmes sometimes, and not just because he plays violin on the side. He's a reliability engineer by trade. He runs a 120-person team at the University of Maryland, where the workload includes digging into the mystery of...
  • Israel has done its part to make peace [Letter]

    Israel has done its part to make peace [Letter]
    Letter writer Ray Gordon conveniently overlooks historical fact and present-day reality when he accuses Israel of failing to accommodate the demands of the Palestinian Authority under the unified government of Fatah and Hamas ("U.S. should hold Israel...
  • Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist

    Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist
    Steven S. Hsiao, a Johns Hopkins scientist who studied how the brain perceives the shape, size and texture of three-dimensional objects, died of lung cancer June 16 at Hopkins Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 59. "Steve has been a defining...
  • Obama's not to blame for the Bush administration's blunders [Letter]

    Obama's not to blame for the Bush administration's blunders [Letter]
    Like seemingly every other Republican, columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. refuses to acknowledge the Bush administration's responsibility for what is happening in Iraq today ("On Cantor's defeat, Obama's foreign policy debacle and old-school basketball,"...