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  • Climate change consensus

    Climate change consensus
    For the average person, it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the depth and breadth of the threat represented by climate change. Flip around the cable TV channels, and it's not hard to find completely contradictory views of the issue. And at a time when...
  • Dinner is served...tonight by the ladies at the HdG VFW

    Dinner is served, dear readers, Tonight (Friday) by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary 8126, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner includes pork roast, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, peas, applesauce, roll and dessert ($10). The VFW Lodge is at 300 North Lodge Lane, 410-939-4578....
  • Putin played Obama like a fiddle

    Putin played Obama like a fiddle
    "One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed." — Russian Proverb The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir...
  • The NRA stands with Syria, Iran and North Korea

     The NRA stands with Syria, Iran and North Korea
    To all those who sincerely believe they are being virtuous and standing up for the principles of smaller government, I ask you to examine two recent events that indicates that you are being used. The first example is the National Rifle Association...
  • Maryland congresswoman proposes national park on the Moon

    Maryland congresswoman proposes national park on the Moon
    To visit the new national park proposed by a Maryland congresswoman would require a 239,000-mile journey and an oxygen tank. On the plus side: There would be plenty of parking. Rep. Donna Edwards, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Space...
  • Md. congresswoman proposes national park on the moon

    To visit thenew national park proposed by a Maryland congresswoman would require a 239,000-mile journey and an oxygen tank. On the plus side, there would be plenty of parking. Rep. Donna Edwards, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on...
  • Celebrating Mandela's 95th

    Celebrating Mandela's 95th
    With songs, stirring words and a cake, a group of Baltimoreans joined the worldwide party to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, an occasion made even happier by news that the health of the hospitalized former South African president was improving....
  • The Castro kidnappings and the danger in our midst

    The Castro kidnappings and the danger in our midst
    The suicide of former school bus driver and Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro comes with mixed sentiments, but it serves as a reminder that many other predators like him still live and work among us. People across America can no longer claim, "It doesn't...
  • Putin's dubious offer

    Putin's dubious offer
    There is every reason to doubt the seriousness of the proposal by Russia — quickly seconded by Syria — to turn over the Middle Eastern nation's chemical weapons stockpile to the international community for destruction as a way to avert...
  • British imperialism made a mess in Syria; now they want us to clean up after them

    British imperialism made a mess in Syria; now they want us to clean up after them
    Most people have apparently made up their minds about what we should do about Syria, but I find myself dithering ("The decisive moment," Sept. 9). Doing nothing seems like a terrible idea, and military action seems also seems a terrible idea. It comes...
  • Mideast powder keg

    Mideast powder keg
    The Middle East is a powder keg. The hatred and conflict over Israel will never end as long as dictators and religious extremists keep stoking the fires for their own purposes. Meanwhile, weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons that are...
  • A shaky but promising deal on Syria

    A shaky but promising deal on Syria
    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...